The biathlon in 2010 … and beyond

If you want a challenge, try the biathlon & maybe four years from now you'll be an Olympian.

Updated: March 9, 2006, 8:23 PM ET
By James A. Swan, Ph.D. | Author of "In Defense of Hunting"

I thought about writing a column about the biathlon before the Torino Olympic Games, but decided against it. My ranting about the lack of TV coverage of this Olympic sport probably would not have made one iota of difference in the programming.

Aside from the blood-doping controversy with the Austrian Nordic team, little or nothing was heard about the biathlon in Olympic coverage, as I expected. This is par for the course in the United States, even though the biathlon is a World Cup event.

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The biathlon in 2010 … and beyond