Several biathletes in the shuitin aurie o a competeetion
|Heichest govrenin body||International Biathlon Union|
|Team members||Single competitors or relay teams|
|Equipment||Skis, Poles, Rifle|
|Olympic||1924 (Militar patrol)
Biathlon is ony sportin event made up o twa disciplines. However, biathlon uisually refers specifically tae the winter sport that combines cross-kintra skiin an rifle shuitin. Ither popular variants include simmer biathlon, which combines cross-kintra runnin wi rifle, an biathle (an aa kent as "modern biathlon"), which combines runnin wi swimmin.