Originally Posted by SlowPocono
Does the Olympic biathlon still exist?
Biathalon still exists, there is a strong movement to remove the firearms and swap them with some sort of laser pointer device. I think the criticisms came from Europe, the argument being that the laser pointer would still be a test of accuracy - which is the point of the competion in the end.
Personally, I'm disappointed that they aren't using the 7.62s that they started with. A .22 is a long way aways from a 7.62.
I don't actually know how far this push to go to laser pointers has gone - may not have gone anywhere.