Biathlon

Biathlon is a type of Olympic sport that combines cross-country skiing and rifle shooting. Since 1993, all official international biathlon competitions are held under the auspices of the International Biathlon Union (IBU).

For the first time contests reminiscent of a modern biathlon were included in major international competitions in 1924 during the first Winter Olympic Games in Charmonix, France. Their original name was “military patrol contests”. As demonstration contests, military patrol competitions were later presented during the Winter Olympic Games in 1928, 1936 and 1948.

Competition Format:

  • Men: Individual 20 km; Sprint 10 km; Pursuit 12.5 km; Mass-start 15 km;
  • Women: Individual 15 km; Sprint 7.5 km; Pursuit 10 km; Mass-start 12.5 km.
  • Mixed Relay 2×6 km (W) + 2×7.5 km (M)

Sport Venue:

“Alatau” Biathlon Stadium