Biathlon at the 1992 Winter Olympics
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.
at the XVI Olympic Winter Games
|No. of events||6|
|Competitors||196 from 28 nations|
Russian biathlete Sergei Tarasov admitted in 2015 that the EUN (former Soviet nations competing in a unified team) biathlon team had carried out illegal blood transfusions at the Games. Something went very wrong with his transfusion, and he was rushed to the hospital where they saved his life.
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|
|Totals (6 nations)||6||6||6||18|
|| 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.
- "Albertville 1992 Official Report" (PDF). Le Comite d'Organisation des Jeux Olympiques Albertville. LA84 Foundation. 1992. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 26, 2008. Retrieved February 12, 2013.
- "Biathlon at the 1992 Albertville Winter Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 6 June 2019.
- Сергей Тарасов: как я не умер, sport-express.ru, 13 February 2015