Biathlon at the 1976 Winter Olympics

Biathlon at the 1976 Winter Olympics consisted of two biathlon events, held at Seefeld. The events began on 6 February and ended on 13 February 1976.[1][2]

at the XII Olympic Winter Games
Dates6–13 February
Competitors74 from 18 nations
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Medal summaryEdit

Three nations won medals in biathlon, the Soviet Union leading the medal table with three medals (2 gold, 1 bronze). Nikolay Kruglov led the individual medal table, winning the individual race, and adding a gold medal in the relay.

Medal tableEdit

1  Soviet Union (URS)2013
2  Finland (FIN)0202
3  East Germany (GDR)0011
Totals (3 nations)2226


Event Gold Silver Bronze
Nikolay Kruglov
  Soviet Union
1:14:12.26 Heikki Ikola
1:15:54.10 Aleksandr Elizarov
  Soviet Union
  Soviet Union (URS)
Aleksandr Elizarov
Ivan Biakov
Nikolay Kruglov
Aleksandr Tikhonov
1:57:55.64   Finland (FIN)
Henrik Flöjt
Esko Saira
Juhani Suutarinen
Heikki Ikola
2:01:45.58   East Germany (GDR)
Karl-Heinz Menz
Frank Ullrich
Manfred Beer
Manfred Geyer

Participating nationsEdit

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. Bulgaria and Chinese Taipei (as Republic of China) made their Olympic biathlon debuts.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Final Report - XII. Olympische Winterspiele Innsbruck 1976" (PDF). Organizing Committee for the XIIth Winter Olympic Games 1976. LA84 Foundation. 1976. Retrieved September 20, 2013.
  2. ^ "Biathlon at the 1976 Innsbruck Winter Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 2 June 2019.