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It's time the winter biathlon got some respect

While skiers and skaters get the media spotlight, these sharpshooting Olympians get no respect.

Updated: May 31, 2006, 7:23 PM ET
By James A. Swan, Ph.D. | Author
"In Defense of Hunting"

Like most people, I've been following the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, enduring the all-too-frequent commercial breaks, the sometimes inane commentaries and often embarrassing interviews, as well as the scandal surrounding the figure skating pairs competition. Regardless of the distractions, at their best the Olympics touch our hearts and send the human spirit soaring.

Right now people are up in arms about judging bias in figure skating. But there's another bias I think deserves some ...

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