Biathlon is rooted in military origins and is difficult to master yet there are lots of ways to get involved in. Are you up for the challenge?

“Veterans who are forced to leave the ADF through injury often miss military life. Many of these veterans also need an outlet and love a challenge, and there is no more challenging sport than Biathlon”

LCDR Gary Steiger
photo: Vespa

Biathlon is a winter sport that combines the thrill of cross-country skiing (skate discipline) with the skill of rifle shooting. The skiing takes place around a set course and the shooting happens at a rifle range within that course. Competitors aim to shoot five targets on the range. Each miss is recorded and results in skiing a penalty loop or incurring a time penalty.   


There are lots of ways to get involved from social participation through to elite competition, along with coaching, volunteering and much more.   

Ready for a Biathlon challenge?


Invictus Australia collaborates with different specialist groups including Biathlon East Australia and VESPA (Veterans and Emergency Services Parabiathlon Australia) to introduce veterans and their families to the sport of Biathlon.   
There are opportunities for veterans and their families to get involved in biathlon as both participants and coaches, so get in touch today to find out more.

To keep up to date with upcoming events and connect with your region’s Defence community join your local Facebook group. 

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