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 BjÃ¸rndalen (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 (2Ã6.0 km for women and 2Ã7.5 km for men) added to the Olympic Program.
Norway, usually a biathlon power, had mixed results in Sochi. Their star [Ole Einar BjÃ¸rndalen] 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 [BjÃ¸rn DÃ¦hlie]. 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 BjÃ¸rndalen||Dominik Landertinger||Jaroslav Soukup|
|Men's 12.5 kilometres Pursuit||Martin Fourcade||OndÅej Moravec||Jean-Guillaume BÃ©atrix|
|Men's 15 kilometres Mass Start||Emil Hegle Svendsen||Martin Fourcade||OndÅej Moravec|
|Men's 20 kilometres||Martin Fourcade||Erik Lesser||Yevgeny Garanichev|
|Men's 4 Ã 7.5 kilometres Relay||Russia||Germany||Austria|
|Mixed 2 Ã 6 kilometres and 2 Ã 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 SoukalovÃ¡||Tiril Eckhoff|
|Women's 15 kilometres||Darya Domracheva||Selina Gasparin||Nadezhda Skardino|
|Women's 4 Ã 6 kilometres Relay||Ukraine||Russia||Norway|