History Sports Nordic skiing Nordic Skiing (Cross Country) featured at the first Paralympic Games in Ornskoldsvik 1976. Nordic Skiing consists of two disciplines, Cross-Country Skiing and Biathlon. Biathlon for athletes with a physical impairment was introduced at the Innsbruck 1988 Paralympic Games and athletes with a visual impairment were added into the Biathlon programme in 1992. The sport is open to athletes with physical or visual impairments. Nordic Skiing consists of two disciplines, Cross-Country Skiing and Biathlon. Britain did not have any athletes competing in Nordic Skiing in Sochi.