Kuno Werner from Oberhof in East Germany finished 27th in the 15 km cross-country event and tenth in the 4x10 km relay at the 1956 Cortina d’Ampezzo Winter Olympics. Four years later at Squaw Valley, he was the highest placed German in the 20 km biathlon event in ninth place. In the individual 15 km cross-country he was 24th and ninth in the relay. Werner also competed in Nordic combined and won two East German Championships in this event in 1952. Werner was also the East German 15 km cross-country champion in 1952 and from 1955-58, the 30 km champion in 1949, 1955-56 and 1958-60, and the 50 km champion from in 1955-57 and 1961. As a biathlete he won the East German titles in 1958 and 1959. He later became a cross-country and biathlon coach in Oberhof.