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Le Grand-Bornand
24 January 2020, 9 h 29 min
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2°C
flik: 2°C
barr: 1030 mb
hmid: 67%
winds: 1 m/s WNW
Windgusts: 2 m/s
UV-Index: 0
sunrise: 8 h 06 min
sunset: 17 h 27 min
 

What is biathlon?

The biathlon is combining two disciplines: cross-country skiing and rifle shooting. Biathletes alternate ski and shot (lying and standing) on 5 targets at a distance of 50 m, with a diameter of 4.5 cm for the lying shooting and 11.5 cm for standing shooting. Each shooting error is punished either by a time penalty (+ 1 min for the individual event) or a penalty loop of 150 m for other events.