bi·​ath·​lete | \bī-ˈath-ˌlēt \

Definition of biathlete 

: an athlete who competes in a biathlon

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Of the 15 cross-country skiers and biathletes named to Team USA, Miller is one of six women — and the only one who competes in the standing division. Beth Bragg, Anchorage Daily News, "At the Paralympic Games, Team Alaska consists of a rookie and a contender," 9 Mar. 2018 The three biathletes who have sued Rochenkov have not had their cases heard by CAS. Rachel Axon, USA TODAY, "Russian doping whistleblower countersues Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov, three Olympic biathletes," 30 Apr. 2018 That broke her tie with Norwegian biathlete Ole Einar Bjourndalen for most medals in the Winter Olympics. Steve Reed,, "U.S. women win 1st-ever Olympic gold medal in cross-country skiing," 21 Feb. 2018 Wind and ice pellets left Olympic snowboarders simply trying to stay upright in conditions that many felt were unfit for competition, the best ski jumpers on the planet dealing with swirling gusts and biathletes aiming to shoot straight. Howard Fendrich, The Seattle Times, "Wind, ice and cold are making this Olympics too wintry," 12 Feb. 2018 Among those missing were 2014 gold medalists including cross-country skier Alexander Legkov and skeleton slider Alexander Tretiakov, plus top speedskaters and biathletes. James Ellingworth, The Seattle Times, "Russians face unfamiliar wait for first Olympic gold," 17 Feb. 2018 That idea came from biathlete Kaisa Makarainen, who Koskinin admits is probably one of the best knitters in the group. Laken Litman, USA TODAY, "Finnish team knits together at Winter Olympics," 14 Feb. 2018 The lawsuit was initially filed on the behalf of three Russian biathletes who were stripped of their medals for doping. Scooby Axson,, "Russian Doping Whistileblower Sues Nets Owner Mikhail Prokhorov," 30 Apr. 2018 The Russian whistleblower who revealed a widespread system of doping in the country is seeking to dismiss a lawsuit against him and filed a countersuit Monday in New York against Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov and three Russian biathletes. Rachel Axon, USA TODAY, "Russian doping whistleblower countersues Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov, three Olympic biathletes," 30 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of biathlete

1963, in the meaning defined above

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blend of athlete and biathlon

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