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How long has it been since the Biathlon was shown in the US ?

It’s still an Olympic sport. An exciting one, at that. But it won’t be shown on US television because it shows a firearm being used in a fun, athletic way.

And that sport is ridiculously tough.


13 posted on 10/12/2011 5:14:02 AM PDT by Celerity
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How long has it been since the Biathlon was shown in the US ?

Actually, I saw it during the last winter Olympics. I couldn't believe it.

17 posted on 10/12/2011 5:23:40 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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Speaking of biathalons and cartoons.... 1983 Hasbro GI JOE Snow Job File Card
23 posted on 10/12/2011 5:52:00 AM PDT by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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Early this year, the commie idiot mayor of London banned tickets for kids to next year’s Olympics for the biathlon because he deemed guns to be “violent”.

The UK who incidentally, have a team participating in the competition argued they do have programs showing the safety factor of the sport. Later, the mayor OK’d.


36 posted on 10/12/2011 7:20:11 AM PDT by max americana (FUBO NATION 2012 FK BARAK)
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How long has it been since the Biathlon was shown in the US ?

It’s still an Olympic sport. An exciting one, at that.

Not since 1978, when they disallowed the use of centerfire target rifles to allow the girls and Euroweenies to play, abandoning all previous rules, records and examples set by those who had competed in the sport all the way back to its origins as the *Nordic patrol rifle* event.

Klas Lestander during the 1960 Olympic biathlon competition, the first in which the event was known by that name.


45 posted on 10/12/2011 3:24:10 PM PDT by archy (I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous!)
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