Biathlon is an Olympic winter sport which combines free technique cross country skiing and small-bore rifle marksmanship.
The challenge of biathlon comes from the combination of two contradictory activities, skiing and shooting. Cross-country ski racing involves intense physical exertion, while shooting demands stability and precision. While shooting, biathletes are aiming at a very small target, and must shoot with a racing heartbeat and heaving chest as the clock continues to run.
Biathlon is an exciting spectator sport as each time athletes come into the shooting range the lead can change in an instant. One good or bad shooting bout can change the outcome of a competition, so watching a biathlon competition can have you on the edge of your seat right from the start to the finish.
About Biathlon BC
Biathlon BC is the provincial sport organization for biathlon in the province of British Columbia. The mission of Biathlon BC is to promote and encourage Biathlon in all parts of British Columbia as a recreational and competitive sport.
Biathlon BC is a not-for-profit society incorporated under the Society Act of British Columbia.
Para-nordic biathlon programs are offered through Cross Country Canada. Please visit their Para-Nordic page for more information about how to get involved in Para-biathlon.