Individual Competition: The skiing course measures
20 kilometers for men and 15 kilometers for women.
Skiers complete five loops and shoot five shots at each of four stages. A one minute penalty for every
missed shot is added to the competitor's ski time.
Sprint Competition: The men ski a total of 10 kilometers
and the women ski 7.5 kilometers. The athletes
start individually at one minute intervals. The competitors ski a total of three loops. They shoot five rounds
once in the prone position, and five rounds once in the standing position. The competitor must ski a 150
meter penalty loop for each missed shot.
Relay Competition: Each team has four individual
competitors. Each racer skis 7.5 kilometers. The first leg
of each team starts at the same time in a mass start, then continues to tag off to successive legs until the
whole team has raced. Competitors have eight bullets to hit five targets at the prone and standing stages. If
after shooting all eight rounds the competitors have not hit all five targets, they must ski a penalty loop for
each missed shot. There is a tag zone where each skier, upon completing his or her segment of the relay,
touches the next teammate who then starts his or her segment. The winner is the team whose last
competitor crosses the finish line first.
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