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Biathlon Olympics odds

Biathlon at the 2022 Winter Olympics has been announced to take place at the Hualindong Ski Resort from 5 to 19 February 2022. Men and women will compete in 11 extreme events, including sprints, pursuits, individual, mass starts, and relays; there is also a mixed relay event. The National Biathlon Center in the Zhangjiakou competition zone will host all biathlon competitions. It's one of three new venues in the Guyangshu Cluster, with a seating capacity of 6000 spectators. A total of 210 quota spots are available for biathlon competitions at the games. A maximum of 105 men and women are eligible.

Each biathlon competition is treated as a race, with competitors skiing along a route that is divided into shooting rounds. Missed shots may result in additional time or distance added to the athlete's total, depending on the event. However, there are 33 medals awarded in 11 events, five for men and women and one for mixed teams.

The Competitors

Biathletes employ freestyle, or skating style, for practically every kilometer race, unlike cross-country athletes who compete in competitions that formally mandate the usage of either classical or freestyle tactics. In biathlon, the sole exemption is the first 100 meters of the relays, when the classical technique is essential.

With the news that Martin Fourcade (FRA) would not be competing, Beijing hopefuls are likely to breathe a sigh of relief. In 2020, the three-time Olympic gold medalist (and five-time Olympic champion) from PyeongChang announced his retirement from the sport.

In Beijing, Johannes Thingnes Bø (NOR), who won bronze in the 12.5km pursuit at the 2021 World Championships, will undoubtedly defend his 20km individual title. Keep a look out for Norwegian Sturla Holm Lægreid, who won four gold medals in the 20km individual, mass start, relay, and mixed relay competitions at the 2021 World Championships. He has never competed in an Olympic Games, but his success in the World Championships suggests he may be a standout in Beijing.

Sweden, the 2018 Winter Olympic winners, and Norway, the 2021 World Champions, may face off in the men's relay in Beijing. In 2018, Norway came in second, while Sweden came in second in 2021.

Most Medal Winning Nations

With 52 medals and 19 golds, 21 silvers, and 12 bronzes, Germany has been the most successful nation in the Olympic biathlon, followed by Norway with 41 medals and 16 golds, 15 silvers, and 10 bronzes. In addition, Russia is placed third with 23 medals, including 10 golds, 5 silvers, and 8 bronzes. When comparing France with the Soviet Union, they are ranked 4th and 5th with total medals of 26 and 19, respectively, with the same number of gold medals. They both won 9 gold medals respectively.

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