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Biathlon Yukon

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Issue: 2017-06-21, PHOTO: Government of Yukon

Celebrated across cultures for centuries, the summer solstice falls on Wednesday, June 21. Each year, the summer solstice marks the longest day of the year and brings with it the kickoff of the major summer festivities in the Yukon. This week will... more

Jun 21, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Summer

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Issue: 2016-06-23, PHOTO: by Jenn Roberts

24 hour bike relays used to be en mode around North America, 15, 16 years ago. That's when the first one was in Whitehorse, 16 years ago. The popularity of the relays waned most places. But not in Whitehorse. Here, the race is held close to the... more

Jun 23, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Active

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Issue: 2016-04-21, PHOTO: Yukon Biathlon Club

Biathlon is an Olympic Sport that combines two incredibly different competitive activities. Which two incredibly different activities you ask? Biathlon is a combination of a cross country ski race and small-bore rifle marksmanship. In Europe, ... more

Apr 21, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Winter

In the summer, biathlon training consists of learning to shoot precisely —because there’s no snow, so skiing’s not an option, and it sucks learning the technical aspects of shooting a rifle in the freezing cold. more

Oct 30, 2014 12:00 AM Yukon Winter

Normally the summer season is relatively quiet on Whitehorse's biathlon range, but not this year. A partnership between the Contagious Mountain Bike Club and Biathlon Yukon has created a new way for Yukoners to make use of the range. Bike biathlon... more

Aug 30, 2012 12:00 AM Yukon Active