At the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games, the biathlon events are scheduled to begin on February 8 and conclude on February 22. Biathlon events include sprints, pursuits, individual events, relays, and mass starts. The events will be held at the Laura Biathlon & Ski Complex.
No athlete from the United States has ever won an Olympic medal in the sport of biathlon. Three-time Olympians Tim Burke and Lowell Bailey will be looking to change that, though they'll face tough competition from northern European countries. A veteran member of the women's team includes Lanny Barnes, who also is a three-time biathlon Olympian.
The U.S. team also includes a high-school senior, as seventeen-year-old Sean Doherty will compete in his first Olympic Games. Last year, Doherty became the first American biathlete to ever win three medals in one world championship event. He did so at the 2013 junior worlds.
You can find a full 2014 Olympic biathlon event schedule below. All times listed are local Sochi times.
Men’s 10-kilometer sprint, 6:30 p.m.
Women’s 7.5-kilometer sprint, 6:30 p.m.
Men’s 12.5-kilometer pursuit, 7 p.m.
Women’s 10-kilometer pursuit, 7 p.m.
Men’s 20-kilometer individual event, 6 p.m.
Women’s 15-kilometer individual event, 6 p.m.
Men’s 15-kilometer mass start, 7 p.m.
Women’s 12.5-kilometer mass start, 7 p.m.
Mixed relay: 2x6-kilometer women + 2x7.5-kilometer men, 6:30 p.m.
Women’s 4x6-kilometer relay, 6:30 p.m.
Men’s 4x7.5-kilometer relay, 6:30 p.m.