Sports of the Paralympic Winter Games: Biathlon

Para biathlon is an outdoor snow sport combining the fast pace of cross-country skiing with the focus and precision of rifle shooting. Athletes with physical and vision impairments can compete. Vision impaired athletes ski with a guide. It made its first appearance in the Paralympic Winter Games in Lillehammer, Norway in 1994. Russia, Germany and…

Sports of the Paralympic Winter Games: Cross-Country Skiing

Para cross-country skiing is a snow sport where athletes with physical and vision impairments race long distance across a variety of terrains. The sport made its Paralympic debut at the 1976 Paralympic Winter Games in Ornskoldsvik, Sweden. Finland, Norway and Russia hold the most Paralympic medals for cross-country skiing. Cross-country skiing courses are loops made…