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Biathlon at the Winter Paralympic Games

The sport of biathlon is a combination of cross-country skiing and shooting. Biathlon was introduced to the Paralympic program in Lillehammer in 1994. The competition is open to athletes with a physical impairment and blindness/visual impairment.

Vancouver Olympic Biathlon course2010 Vancouver Biathlon course

The Biathlon event consists of a 7.5km route divided into three 2.5km stages. Between the two stages athletes must hit two targets located at a distance of 10 metres. Each miss is penalised by an increase in the overall route time.

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