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Biathlon Schalke.jpg
Several biathletes in the shuitin aurie o a competeetion
Heichest govrenin body International Biathlon Union
Team members Single competitors or relay teams
Mixed gender Yes
Equipment Skis, Poles, Rifle
Olympic 1924 (Militar patrol)
1960 (Offeecially)

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.