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A luge track in the backyard Dunklee got her start in biathlon at the Lake Placid Olympic Training Center, where elite athletes can live and eat for free.
Many fans turn their attention to sports such as archery, luge, diving and biathlon only when the Olympic Games come around.
Bailey, a 35-year-old from Lake Placid, N.Y., won the world championship in biathlon’s 20-kilometer competition, the first-ever world title for an American.
Max is a professional outdoorsman, who guides hunting trips and designs biathlon courses for the winter Olympics.
Since his first experience, Schram, 61, now races, participates in biathlons and bought a handcycle with Gregory’s help.
Lowell Bailey became the first American ever to win a biathlon world championship by taking the individual event in a startling upset on Thursday in Hochfilzen, Austria.
Austria’s federal criminal police raided the hotel rooms of Kazakhstan’s national biathlon team late Wednesday, seizing medical equipment, drugs and cellphones on the eve of a world championships competition in Hochfilzen.
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A winter sports event, the biathlon combines cross-country skiing with rifle sharpshooting. It originated in Scandinavian hunting. It was first included in the Winter Olympics program in 1960. Competitors cover a 20-km (12.5-mile) course, carrying a single-shot rifle and ammunition. They stop at four points to fire five shots at small targets. Relay and 10-km events were added in 1968 and 1980 respectively.
BIATHLON Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of biathlon for English Language Learners
sports : an event in which athletes ski over the countryside and stop to shoot rifles at targets
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