Biathlon at the 1980 Winter Olympics
at the XIII Olympic Winter Games
|Venue||Lake Placid Olympic Sports Complex Cross Country Biathlon Center|
|Competitors||76 from 18 nations|
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.
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.
|1||Soviet Union (URS)||2||1||1||4|
|2||East Germany (GDR)||1||2||1||4|
|3||West Germany (FRG)||0||0||1||1|
|| Soviet Union (URS)
|1:34:03.27|| East Germany (GDR)
|1:34:56.99|| West Germany (FRG)
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.
- "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.