Biathlon

 
Biathlon will take place at the K.S.V.R grounds. The Koninklijke Scherpschutters Vereniging (Royal Sharpshooter Club) has existed since 1883 and has had its home at this location since 1925. Biathlon – a combination of cross-country skiing and shooting – was invented in the 18th century by Norwegian soldiers. Nowadays, it is a global top sport, in which the Scandinavian countries in particular excel. In the Netherlands, biathlon is a relatively minor sport due to the lack of natural locations and training possibilities. Biathlon can be divided into two variants: the classic version and the summer version, where the skis are exchanged for running shoes.