Biathlon at the 1980 Winter Olympics

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at the XIII Olympic Winter Games
Venue Lake Placid Olympic Sports Complex Cross Country Biathlon Center
Dates February 16–22
Competitors 76 from 18 nations
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Biathlon at the 1980 Winter Olympics consisted of three biathlon events. They were held at the Lake Placid Olympic Sports Complex Cross Country Biathlon Center. This Olympic featured the debut of the 10 kilometre sprint event. The events began on 16 February and ended on 22 February 1980.[1]

Medal summary[edit]

Three nations won medals in biathlon, the Soviet Union leading the medal table with four medals (2 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze). Anatoly Alyabyev led the individual medal table, with two gold medals and a bronze; Frank Ullrich also won three medals, one gold and two silvers.

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Soviet Union (URS) 2 1 1 4
2  East Germany (GDR) 1 2 1 4
3  West Germany (FRG) 0 0 1 1




Event Gold Silver Bronze
Anatoly Alyabyev
 Soviet Union
1:08:16.3 Frank Ullrich
 East Germany
1:08:27.8 Eberhard Rösch
 East Germany
Frank Ullrich
 East Germany
32:10.7 Vladimir Alikin
 Soviet Union
32:53.1 Anatoly Alyabyev
 Soviet Union
 Soviet Union (URS)
Vladimir Alikin
Aleksandr Tikhonov
Vladimir Barnashov
Anatoly Alyabyev
1:34:03.27  East Germany (GDR)
Mathias Jung
Klaus Siebert
Frank Ullrich
Eberhard Rösch
1:34:56.99  West Germany (FRG)
Franz Bernreiter
Hans Estner
Peter Angerer
Gerd Winkler

Participating nations[edit]

Eighteen nations sent biathletes to compete in the events. Below is a list of the competing nations; in parentheses are the number of national competitors. Argentina, China and Yugoslavia made their Olympic biathlon debuts.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "The Official Report of the XIIIth Olympic Winter Games Lake Placid 1980 - Official Results" (PDF). Lake Placid Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. 1980. Retrieved September 20, 2013.