WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT BIATHLON?


The combination of skiing and shooting is doubtless one of the most thrilling events. Here you can find out how much you know about rules, distances, etc. in biathlon. We give you 12 questions. The number of points for each question is given in brackets.
Fill in the answers (giving the right letter for multiple choice questions) und click afterwards on "To the results". Your points will be calculated automatically.

All set? Good luck!

Question 1: (2 points)
How far is the distance to the shooting target?
A - 25 m
B - 40 m
C - 50 m
D - 60 m
E - 75 m
F - 100 m
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Question 2: (3 points)
When was the mens competition integrated into the Olympic Games?
A - 1932
B - 1948
C - 1960
D - 1972
E - 1984
Answer 2:        


Question 3: (2 points)
Since when do women compete in the Olympic Games?
A - 1956
B - 1968
C - 1980
D - 1992
Answer 3:        


Question 4: (1 point)
How many targets must be hit in each round?
Answer 4:        


Question 5: (1 point)
Oberhof is a famous place of competition. In which country is Oberhof situated?
A - Germany
B - Austria
C - Switzerland
D - Italy
Answer 5:        


Question 6: (2 points)
How long is a penalty loop?
A - 100 m
B - 150 m
C - 200 m
D - 260 m
E - 300 m
Answer 6:        


Question 7: (2 points)
In which event are you allowed to use extra cartridges, when missing a shot?
A - 10 km
B - 15 km
C - 20 km
D - 4 x 7,5 km
Answer 7:        


Question 8: (2 points)
Which was the first distance to become an olympic event?
A - 10 km
B - 15 km
C - 20 km
D - 4 x 7,5 km
Answer 8:        


Question 9: (4 points)
How big is the target, when shooting in prone position? Give your answer in millimetres.
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Question 10: (3 points)
How big is the target in standing position?
A - 55 mm
B - 70 mm
C - 85 mm
D - 100 mm
E - 115 mm
F - 130 mm
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Question 11: (2 points)
In which order come the shooting positions in a race over 20 km?
A - prone, standing, prone, standing
B - standing, prone, standing, prone
C - prone, standing, standing, prone
D - standing, prone, prone, standing
E - prone, prone, standing, standing
F - standing, standing, prone, prone
Answer 11:        


Question 12: (3 points)
At the Olympic Games in 2006 the German men took all but one Gold medals, missing the pursuit. From which country came the winner of that race?
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Bernhard Kauntz, Västerås 2006