Biathlon at the 1988 Winter Olympics
at the XV Olympic Winter Games
|Venue||Canmore Nordic Centre|
|No. of events||3|
|Competitors||90 from 22 nations|
Biathlon at the 1988 Winter Olympics consisted of three biathlon events. They were held at the Canmore Nordic Centre, about 100 kilometres from the host city of Calgary. The events began on 20 February and ended on 26 February 1988.
Four nations won medals in biathlon, East Germany leading the medal table with two gold medals, and the Soviet Union winning the most medals with 4 (1 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze). Frank-Peter Roetsch won both individual gold medals, while Valeriy Medvedtsev won three medals, two silvers in the individual events and gold in the relay.
Italy's two medals were the first in biathlon for the country.
|1||East Germany (GDR)||2||0||0||2|
|2||Soviet Union (URS)||1||2||1||4|
|3||West Germany (FRG)||0||1||0||1|
|| Soviet Union (URS)
|1:22:30.0|| West Germany (FRG)
|1:23:37.4|| Italy (ITA)
Twenty-two nations sent biathletes to compete in the events. Below is a list of the competing nations; in parentheses are the number of national competitors. Guam and Puerto Rico sent biathletes to the Olympics for the first (and as of 2013, only) time.
- "Calgary 1988 Official Report" (PDF). XV Olympic Winter Games Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. 1988. Retrieved September 20, 2013.