Alfred Eder

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Alfred Eder
Personal information
Full name Alfred Eder
Born (1953-12-28) 28 December 1953 (age 63)
Piesendorf, Austria
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Professional information
Sport Biathlon
Club HSV Saalfelden
World Cup debut 13 January 1978
Olympic Games
Teams 6 (1976, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1994)
Medals 0
World Championships
Teams 17 (1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995)
Medals 2 (0 gold)
World Cup
Seasons 18 (1977/78–1994/95)
Individual victories 1
Individual podiums 11

Alfred Eder (born 28 December 1953) is a former Austrian biathlete.

Life and career[edit]

Eder was born in Piesendorf, and has been a soldier and thus competed as a member of the Heeressportverein (army sports club) Saalfelden. He is the father of biathlete Simon Eder and was a coach of the Austrian biathlon team.[1] He received a life ban from the Austrian Olympic Committee in 2007 as one of 14 team officials who were implicated in doping activity at the 2006 Winter Olympics.[2] The bans on Eder and 11 others were subsequently rescinded in 2009, after the Fédération Internationale de Ski dropped doping charges against Eder, biathlon director for the Austrian ski federation Markus Gandler and cross-country ski coach Gerald Heigl.[3]

Eder was appointed as Klaus Siebert's replacement as coach of the Belarusian biathlon squad ahead of the 2014–15 season.[4]

Biathlon results[edit]

All results are sourced from the International Biathlon Union.[5]

Olympic Games[edit]

Event Individual Sprint Relay
Austria 1976 Innsbruck 21st N/A 15th
United States 1980 Lake Placid 24th 23rd 6th
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1984 Sarajevo 34th 22nd 8th
Canada 1988 Calgary 26th 40th 4th
France 1992 Albertville 30th 53rd
Norway 1994 Lillehammer 10th
*Sprint was added as an event in 1980.

World Championships[edit]

2 medals (2 bronze)

Event Individual Sprint Team Relay
Italy 1976 Antholz-Anterselva N/A 29th N/A N/A
Norway 1977 Lillehammer 41st 35th N/A
Austria 1978 Hochfilzen 13th 11th N/A 5th
West Germany 1979 Ruhpolding 10th 8th N/A 6th
Finland 1981 Lahti 19th 14th N/A 10th
Soviet Union 1982 Minsk 22nd N/A 9th
Italy 1983 Antholz-Anterselva 12th Bronze N/A 7th
West Germany 1985 Ruhpolding 21st 4th N/A 10th
Norway 1986 Oslo Holmenkollen Bronze 10th N/A 7th
United States 1987 Lake Placid 29th 29th N/A 6th
Austria 1989 Feistritz 9th 20th 7th 9th
Soviet Union 1990 Minsk 27th 12th 5th 7th
Finland 1991 Lahti 18th 26th 9th
Russia 1992 Novosibirsk N/A N/A 5th N/A
Bulgaria 1993 Borovets 30th 4th
Canada 1994 Canmore N/A N/A 6th N/A
Italy 1995 Antholz-Anterselva 50th
*During Olympic seasons competitions are only held for those events not included in the Olympic program.
**Team was added as an event in 1989.

Individual victories[edit]

1 victory (1 Sp)

Season Date Location Discipline Level
1 victory
(1 Sp)
26 January 1985 Italy Antholz-Anterselva 10 km sprint Biathlon World Cup
*Results are from UIPMB and IBU races which include the Biathlon World Cup, Biathlon World Championships and the Winter Olympic Games.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Simon Eder - Biathlon: Red Bull Snow". Red Bull. Retrieved 10 January 2014. 
  2. ^ Oleksyn, Veronika (29 May 2007). "Austrian Olympic Committee bans 14 team officials for life after Turin doping scandal". Retrieved 10 January 2014. 
  3. ^ Willemsen, Eric (8 September 2009). "Austria: Olympic ban on 12 biathlon coaches lifted". Seattle Times. Retrieved 10 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "France, Belarus, Czech & More: Alfred Eder Interview". International Biathlon Union. 25 November 2014. Retrieved 1 December 2014. 
  5. ^ "Alfred Eder". IBU Datacenter. International Biathlon Union. Retrieved 8 June 2015. 

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