Host City: Albertville, France
Date Started: February 11, 1992
Date Finished: February 11, 1992
Participants: 196 (116 men and 80 women) from 28 countries
Youngest Participant: Daniela GÃ¢rbacea (18 years, 36 days)
Oldest Participant: Luis RÃos (38 years, 266 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): Antje Misersky-Harvey and Mark Kirchner (3 medals)
Most Medals (Country): Germany (7 medals)
The 1992 biathlon events were held at Les Saisies, in a Nordic centre specially constructed there for the Winter Olympics. Les Saisies is a resort located at 1,650 m in the Savoie, between two valleys, the Beaufortain and Val dâArly, and is about 30 km from Albertville. The Olympic biathlon program saw a major change in 1992 as women were added to the sport. Women first began competing on the biathlon World Cup circuit in the 1982-83 season and were added to the World Championships in 1984. Women contested a similar schedule to men at the 1992 Winter Olympics, with three events â the classical distance (20 km for men, 15 km for women), a sprint (10 km for men, 7Â½ km for women), and a relay. In the relay, both men and women skied 7.5 km legs, but the womenâs race was 3 x 7.5 km while the men skied 4 x 7.5 km. At Lillehammer in 1994, this would be changed with the womenâs relay expanded to 4 x 7.5 km.
Two biathletes won three medals in Albertville. Among the men, Germanyâs [Mark Kirchner] won two golds and a silver medal, while in the womenâs events, his teammate [Antje Misersky-Harvey], won one gold and two silver medals.
|Men's 10 kilometres Sprint||Mark Kirchner||Ricco GroÃ||Harri Eloranta|
|Men's 20 kilometres||Yevgeny Redkin||Mark Kirchner||Mikael LÃ¶fgren|
|Men's 4 Ã 7.5 kilometres Relay||Germany||Unified Team||Sweden|
|Women's 7.5 kilometres Sprint||Anfisa Reztsova||Antje Misersky-Harvey||Yelena Belova|
|Women's 15 kilometres||Antje Misersky-Harvey||Svetlana Pechorskaya||Myriam BÃ©dard|
|Women's 3 Ã 7.5 kilometres Relay||France||Germany||Unified Team|