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Biathlon at the 1998 Nagano Winter Games

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Host City: Nagano, Japan
Date Started: February 9, 1998
Date Finished: February 9, 1998
Events: 6

Participants: 183 (96 men and 87 women) from 32 countries
Youngest Participant: HUN Bernadett Dira (17 years, 313 days)
Oldest Participant: EST Kalju Ojaste (36 years, 76 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): GER Uschi Disl (3 medals)
Most Medals (Country): GER Germany and NOR Norway (5 medals)


The 1998 biathlon competition was held at Nozawa Onsen, a small village within Nagano, at a biathlon stadium specially constructed for the 1998 Olympic Winter Games. There was no change to the program, with men and women competing in three events – the classical individual distance, a sprint event, and a relay. Germany’s [Uschi Disl] was the only biathlete to win three medals, leading Germany to a relay gold, placing second in the sprint, and third in the classical individual.