Biathlon at the 1960 Winter Olympics
at the VIII Olympic Winter Games
|Venue||McKinney Creek Stadium|
|Competitors||30 from 9 nations|
Biathlon at the 1960 Winter Olympics consisted of one biathlon event, held at McKinney Creek Stadium, Tahoma, California. The event occurred on 21 February 1960. This was the first appearance of modern biathlon in the Olympic Games. In 1924, a military patrol event was held. Some sources do not include this military patrol race as an Olympic event, but the IOC considers it an event within biathlon.
Klas Lestander of Sweden won the first modern biathon Olympic gold medal.
|3||Soviet Union (URS)||0||0||1||1|
|| Klas Lestander
|1:33:21.6|| Antti Tyrväinen
|1:33:57.7|| Aleksandr Privalov
Soviet Union (URS)
Nine nations sent biathletes to compete in Grenoble. Below is a list of the competing nations; in parentheses are the number of national competitors.
- "VIII Olympic Winter Games Squaw Valley, California 1960 - Final Report" (PDF). California Olympic Commission. LA84 Foundation. 1960. Retrieved September 20, 2013.
- "Chamonix 1924 Military Patrol Medalists". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved September 20, 2013.
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