Biathlon

Cross country (any style) and rifle shooting (.22 caliber, small-bore, standing and prone). MT indicates missed targets.

Medal breakdown (8 events): Nine medals—Germany (3-5-1); Six—Norway (4-2-0); Three—Russia (1-0-2); Two—France (0-1-1) and Sweden (0-0-2); One—Austria (0-0-1) and Bulgaria (0-0-1).

Men

10–km Sprint

  MTTime
1Ole Einar Bjoerndalen, NOR024:51.3
2Sven Fischer, GER125:20.2
3Wolfgang Perner, AUT025:44.4
Best USA: 20th, Jeremy Teela (2 MT, 26:36.6).

12.5–km Pursuit

  MTTime
1Ole Einar Bjoerndalen, NOR232:34.6
2Raphael Poiree, FRA133:17.6
3Ricco Gross, GER233:30.6
Best USA: 13th, Jay Hakkinen (1 MT, 34:11.8).

20–km Individual

  MTTime
1Ole Einar Bjoerndalen, NOR251:03.3
2Frank Luck, GER051:39.4
3Victor Maigourov, RUS151:40.6
Best USA: 14th, Jeremy Teela (2 MT, 53:56.5).

4 x 7.5–km Relay

  MTTime
1Norway01:23:42.3
2Germany11:24:27.6
3France01:24:36.6
NOR—Halvard Hanevold, Frode Andresen, Egil Gjelland, Ole Einar Bjoerndalen; GER—Ricco Gross, Peter Sendel, Sven Fischer, Frank Luck; FRA—Gilles Marguet, Vincent Defrasne, Julien Robert, Raphael Poiree.
USA entry: 15th, Jeremy Teela, Jay Hakkinen, Dan Campbell, Lawton Redman (2 MT, 1:30:27.1).

Women

7.5–km Sprint

  MTTime
1Kati Wilhelm, GER020:41.4
2Uschi Disl, GER120:57.0
3Magdalena Forsberg, SWE121:20.4
Best USA: 49th, Kara Salmela (3 MT, 23:44.1).

10–km Pursuit

  MTTime
1Olga Pyleva, RUS131:07.7
2Kati Wilhelm, GER431:13.0
3Irina Nikoultchina, BUL231:15.8
Best USA: 45th, Kara Salmela (5 MT, 37:07.7).

15–km Individual

  MTTime
1Andrea Henkel, GER147:29.1
2Liv Grete Poiree, NOR147:37.0
3Magdalena Forsberg, SWE248:08.3
Best USA: 31st, Rachel Steer (2 MT, 51:50.6).

4 x 7.5–km Relay

  MTTime
1Germany11:27:55.0
2Norway01:28:25.6
3Russia21:29:19.7
GER—Katrin Apel, Uschi Disl, Andrea Henkel, Kati Wilhelm; NOR—Ann Elen Skjelbreid, Linda Tjoerhom, Gunn Margit Andreassen, Liv Grete Poiree; RUS—Olga Pyleva, Galina Koukleva, Svetlana Ishmouratova, Albina Akhatova.
USA entry: 15th, Andrea Nahrgang, Kara Salmela, Rachel Steer, Kristina Sabasteanski (3 MT, 1:41:16.0).

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