Smith will be wearing bib number one and will be joined in the competition by fellow Canadians Brendan Green of Hay River, Northwest Territories, Jean-Philippe Le Guellec of Shannon, Quebec and Scott Perras of Regina, Saskatchewan.
Smith is not expected to contend for an Olympic medal. A Canadian has never won a medal in men's biathlon in the history of the Olympic Winter Games.
The favourites are Norwegian world champion Emil Hegle Svendson, World Cup champion Martin Fourcade of France, two-time Olympic champion in the men's 10km Ole Einar Bjorndalen of Norway and Russian Evgeny Ustyugov, who finished second to Fourcade in a World Cup event in Sochi last year and third behind Fourcade and Svendsen in the 2013 World Cup standings.
The race can be seen at 7:30 a.m. mountain time on Sportsnet One.