Biathlon at the 1968 Winter Olympics
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|Competitors||72 from 16 nations|
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1968 Winter Olympics
Biathlon at the 1968 Winter Olympics consisted of two biathlon events, held at Autrans. The events began on 9 February and ended on 11 February 1968. This was the first Olympics to feature more than one biathlon race, as the 4 x 7.5 kilometre relay made its debut.
Three nations won medals in biathlon, the Soviet Union leading the medal table with three, one of each type. Magnar Solberg and Alexander Tikhonov shared the lead in the individual medal table, each winning a gold and a silver.
|1||Soviet Union (URS)||1||1||1||3|
|Totals (3 nations)||2||2||2||6|
|| Soviet Union (URS)
|2:13:02.4|| Norway (NOR)
|2:14:50.2|| Sweden (SWE)
Sixteen nations sent biathletes to compete in Grenoble. Below is a list of the competing nations; in parentheses are the number of national competitors. Canada, East and West Germany and Czechoslovakia made their Olympic biathlon debut.
- "Rapport Officiel Xes Jeux Olympiques D'Hiver 1968 Grenoble" (PDF). Comité d'organisation des Xemes jeux olympiques d'hiver. LA84 Foundation. 1968. Retrieved September 20, 2013.