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Only one event will be held here, the biathlon. Originally, biathlon events were to take place in Hakuba, but they were moved when it was discovered that competing there would disturb some goshawk nesting grounds. Two 4km trails, designated "A" and "B," are laid out in an area 1 kilometer (.38 miles) square. The trails are 7m wide and meander within the vicinity of the grandstand and shooting range.

 One event at this venue: Biathlon
 Known for: Snowfall
 Altitude: 2,034 ft.
 Average snowfall: 4.8 ft.
 Average temperature: 30 degrees F

 Biathlon


The biathlon venue is located near the southern end of the Nozawa Onsen ski area at an altitude of 2,000 ft.


Knight-Ridder/Tribune Photo

Biathlon Events


 Men: 10km, 20km, 4x7.5km relay
 Women: 7.5km, 15km, 4x7.5km relay

Notes on the Site


 Distance from Olympic Village: 35 miles
 Average snowfall: 4.8 ft.
 Average temperature: 30 degrees F
 Annual number of visitors to area: 1.4 million, 1.1 million are skiers

Specifications


 Layout: Two 2.5-mile courses within a 1,000-yard radius of main stadium, which has a mile course and shooting range
 Stadium capacity: 20,000
 Other international competitions held at this site: Biathlon World Cup 1997

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