The Biathlon is a mixture of cross country and rifle shooting. It was originally a military training for Norwegian people which originated in the 18th century. It is a Olympic sports. In the game you go down a 6- 20 km track stopping about 2-4 times at a shooting range to shoot at a mark. There is one person per country to represent there team.
Every time that they miss a mark they have to ski a 150 meter penalty loop. Some strategies are train about 12 days before the game but don't over train. Another is to use practice bricks. In the biathlon you must have waxed skis and a rifle.the sport has changed from being a military training to being a Olympic sport.
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