Host City: Chamonix, France
Date Started: January 29, 1924
Date Finished: January 29, 1924
Participants: 24 (24 men and 0 women) from 6 countries
Youngest Participant: Georges Berthet (20 years, 134 days)
Oldest Participant: Camille Mandrillon (32 years, 145 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): 12 athletes with 1 medal
Most Medals (Country): 3 countries with 1 medal
The military ski patrol was held only at the 1924 Olympic Winter Games as an official competition, although it was a demonstration sport in 1928, 1936, and 1948. For many years it was considered a demonstration sport in 1924, as well, but more recent research by Ture Widlund, co-founder and the first Vice-President of the International Society of Olympic Historians (ISOH), showed that both curling and military ski patrol had the same status in 1924 as all the other sports on the Winter Program. After the IOC was contacted concerning this discovery, these events were restored to full medal status by the IOC shortly before the 2006 Olympic Winter Games.
A similar event to the military ski patrol was the team event contested at Biathlon World Championships between 1989 and 1998.