Host City: Sochi, Russia
Date Started: February 8, 2014
Date Finished: February 8, 2014
Participants: 204 (105 men and 99 women) from 35 countries
Youngest Participant: Sung Na (18 years, 164 days)
Oldest Participant: Ole Einar Bjørndalen (40 years, 27 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): 5 athletes with 3 medals
Most Medals (Country): Norway (6 medals)
The program for the biathlon events was nearly the same than as at Vancouver in 2010, with only the mixed relay (2×6.0 km for women and 2×7.5 km for men) added to the Olympic Program.
Norway, usually a biathlon power, had mixed results in Sochi. Their star [Ole Einar Bjørndalen] won his first event, the 10 kilometres sprint, and was a gold medallist in the new mixed relay event, taking his overall tally to 13 Olympic medals, the most successful Winter Olympian ever, overtaking [Bjørn Dæhlie]. However [Emil Hegle Svendsen] was Norway's only other winner, and despite winning three events and gaining six medals in total, some thought the nation had under-performed, particularly [Tora Berger] in the women's events.
[Darya Domracheva] from Belarus was the female star, winning three of the individual events, with [Martin Fourcade] winning two of the men's individual events. There was a family double when [Anastasia Kuzmina] won the women's 10 kilometre sprint for Slovakia and was joined by her brother [Anton Shipulin], who won gold as part of the Russian biathlon relay. In all 12 nations won medals in the sport. German [Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle] was one of the few doping positives in Sochi and was sent home immediately, as the German team also had a difficult Olympics in biathlon.
|Men's 10 kilometres Sprint||Ole Einar Bjørndalen||Dominik Landertinger||Jaroslav Soukup|
|Men's 12.5 kilometres Pursuit||Martin Fourcade||Ondřej Moravec||Jean-Guillaume Beatrix|
|Men's 15 kilometres Mass Start||Emil Hegle Svendsen||Martin Fourcade||Ondřej Moravec|
|Men's 20 kilometres||Martin Fourcade||Erik Lesser||Yevgeny Garanichev|
|Men's 4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay||Russia||Germany||Austria|
|Mixed 2 × 6 kilometres and 2 × 7.5 kilometres Relay||Norway||Czech Republic||Italy|
|Women's 7.5 kilometres Sprint||Anastasia Kuzmina||Olga Vilukhina||Vita Semerenko|
|Women's 10 kilometres Pursuit||Darya Domracheva||Tora Berger||Teja Gregorin|
|Women's 12.5 kilometres Mass Start||Darya Domracheva||Gabriela Soukalová||Tiril Eckhoff|
|Women's 15 kilometres||Darya Domracheva||Selina Gasparin||Nadezhda Skardino|
|Women's 4 × 6 kilometres Relay||Ukraine||Russia||Norway|