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Biathlon at the 1964 Innsbruck Winter Games

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Host City: Innsbruck, Austria
Date Started: February 4, 1964
Date Finished: February 4, 1964
Events: 1

Participants: 51 (51 men and 0 women) from 14 countries
Youngest Participant: MGL Tsambyn Danzan (19 years, 6 days)
Oldest Participant: FIN Veikko Hakulinen (39 years, 31 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): 3 athletes with 1 medal
Most Medals (Country): URS Soviet Union (2 medals)

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The Olympic biathlon competition in 1964 was following almost the same rules as in 1960. The competition contested over 20 km with 20 shots fired over four different ranges: 200m, 250m, 150m and 100m. The first three series were fired from a prone position, the last standing. But the target was changed from 1960. A hit in the inner circle gave no penalty, a hit in the outer ring gave one minute penalty, and a hit outside the target gave two minutes penalty. The weapon was different from the small board rifle in use nowadays. The biathletes at that time used a high-power center fire rifle, normally caliber 7,62 mm. The start interval was two minutes.