bi·​ath·​lete | \ bī-ˈath-ˌlēt How to pronounce biathlete (audio) \

Definition of biathlete

: an athlete who competes in a biathlon

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The phrase was the rallying cry of an anti-flying movement championed by Björn Ferry, an Olympic biathlete, who stopped flying in 2015. The Economist, "The Greta effect," 19 Aug. 2019 Lowell Bailey, an American biathlete and a reigning world champion, this week blamed the I.O.C. for creating uncertainty so close to the games. Tariq Panja, New York Times, "Dozens of Russian Athletes Lose Appeal, Keeping Them Out of Pyeongchang Olympics," 8 Feb. 2018 Kuzmina became the second biathlete and the first woman to win an individual medal in all four events on the program in her career, after Ole Einar Bjoerndalen. Steve Reed,, "Anastasiya Kuzmina grabs 3rd medal, 1st gold at Pyeongchang Olympics in women's biathlon," 17 Feb. 2018 French biathlete Martin Fourcade, 29, crashed into his second gold after two missed targets and a stumble, finishing barely ahead of Germany’s Simon Schempp in the men’s 15km mass start. Kathryn Lundstrom,, "Sunday Olympic Digest: Americans Get Some Silver; Alex and Maia Shibutani Are Back on the Ice," 18 Feb. 2018 Scott Balber, the attorney for the biathletes, told The New York Times that Prokhorov is one of the individuals supporting the lawsuit along with others. Rachel Axon, USA TODAY, "Russian doping whistleblower countersues Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov, three Olympic biathletes," 30 Apr. 2018 Lanny Barnes Image The athlete: The American biathlete will return to the Winter Olympic Games for the fourth time in a row. Talya Minsberg, New York Times, "4 Athletes Selected as Artists in Residence at the Olympics," 5 Feb. 2018 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

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First Known Use of biathlete

1963, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for biathlete

blend of athlete and biathlon

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