Biathlon at the 1992 Winter Olympics
at the XVI Olympic Winter Games
|Dates||February 11, 1992
February 20, 1992
|No. of events||6|
|Competitors||196 from 28 nations|
Biathlon at the 1992 Winter Olympics consisted of six biathlon events. They were held at Les Saisies, about 40 kilometres from the host city of Albertville. The events began on 11 February and ended on 20 February 1992.
The 1992 Games were the first in which women competed in biathlon, with the first women's race, the sprint, won by Anfisa Reztsova.
Six nations won medals in biathlon, Germany leading the medal table with seven (3 gold, 4 silver). The Unified Team was the only other team to win more than two medals. Mark Kirchner led the individual medal table with two golds and three medals total, while Antje Misersky-Harvey also won three medals, one gold and two silver.
France's gold medal in the relay was the country's first medal of any type in the sport. Canada's bronze, won by Myriam Bédard, was the first medal won by an athlete from outside Europe or the former Soviet Union.
|2||Unified Team (EUN)||2||2||2||6|
|| Germany (GER)
|1:24:43.5|| Unified Team (EUN)
|1:25:06.3|| Sweden (SWE)
|| France (FRA)
|1:15:55.6|| Germany (GER)
|1:16:18.4|| Unified Team (EUN)
Twenty-eight nations sent biathletes to compete in the events. Below is a list of the competing nations; in parentheses are the number of national competitors. Three former Soviet republics (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania), made their biathlon debuts, along with Slovenia and Greece. The Unified Team also made its only appearance.
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