By Admin | February 18 2010 11:00

The Women’s 15 km Individual is scheduled to start at 10:20 PST at Whistler Olympic Park, with Men’s 20 km Individual at 1:20 PST.

Here's how the event works:

In the individual event, men race 20 kilometres and women race 15 kilometres. Competitors start one at a time, every 30 seconds, and ski a 4-kilometre (men) or 3-kilometre (women) loop five times. Between each loop, competitors stop four times at the shooting range to take five shots at a target. If an athlete misses a shot, one minute is added to his or her total time at the end of the race. The athlete with the lowest time, which consists of a combined ski time and shooting time penalty, is the winner.
(Vancouver2010.com)

For more information about the American biathletes, visit the U.S. Biathlon Team. To watch video from the event online (or to check whether & when it’ll be televised), see NBCOlympics.com.

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