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2 × 6 kilometres and 2 × 7.5 kilometres Relay, Mixed

Date19 February 2014 — 18:30
StatusOlympic
LocationKompleks Dlya Sorevnovaniy Po Lyzhnym Gonkam i Biatlonu Laura, Mountain Cluster, Krasnaya Polyana
Participants64 from 16 countries
FormatEight shots for each group of five targets. Penalty loop (150 metres) skied for each missed target.
Venue detailsCourse Length: 5,995 m / 7,741 m
Height Differential: 29 m / 31 m
Maximum Climb: 28 m / 31 m
Shooting 1: Prone at 1.992 km, 50 m range / Prone at 2.574 km, 50 m range
Shooting 2: Standing at 3.943 km, 50 m range / Standing at 5.107 km, 50 m range
Total Climbing: 354 m / 516 m

This was the début of biathlon mixed relay at the Olympics and the favorites were the Norwegians, who did not disappoint as they won the gold medal. Norway had won the event at the past three World Championships, and their four team members, Ole Einar Bjørndalen, Emil Hegle Svendsen, Tora Berger, and Tiril Eckhoff had already won individual biathlon medals in Sochi. With the team’s victory, Bjørndalen collected his 13th Olympic medal, setting a new Winter Olympic record for the most medals ever won, surpassing his former teammate, cross-country skiier Bjørn Dæhlie. Norway was almost perfect in its shooting, as only Berger, on the opening leg, missed any shots, and with her extra shots, she cleaned up those misses. Eckhoff dropped back to second on her leg, as the Czech Republic’s Gabriela Soukalová put her team ahead, but Bjørndalen gave Norway a lead they never relinquished, as he handed Svendsen a 43.1 second margin for his anchor leg, which became an effective victory lap. The Czech Republic held on for second with Italy taking a surprising bronze medal.

Germany, who originally placed fourth, was disqualified after Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle failed a drug test. On 1 December 2017 Olga Zaytseva and Olga Vilukhina were disqualified after findings of the Oswald Commission into Russian doping at Sochi 2014. Both appealed their disqualification. Zaytseva’s disqualification was upheld, while Vilukhina was reinstated. However, because of Zaytseva’s disqualification, the Russian team was disqualified. They had originally placed fifth before the disqualification of Germany, and had moved up to fourth, so no medals were affected by any of the drug rulings in this event.

PosNrTeamNOCTimeMisses
(Extra Shots)
Split (Pos)
12NorwayNOR1-09:17.00 (2)Gold
2-1Tora Berger15:55.60 (2)15:55.6 (1)
2-2Tiril Eckhoff16:11.90 (0)32:07.5 (2)
2-3Ole Einar Bjørndalen17:50.90 (0)49:58.4 (1)
2-4Emil Hegle Svendsen19:18.60 (0)1-09:17.0 (1)
21Czech RepublicCZE1-09:49.60 (7)Silver
1-1Veronika Vítková16:01.90 (1)16:01.9 (3)
1-2Gabriela Soukalová16:04.50 (3)32:06.4 (1)
1-3Jaroslav Soukup18:35.10 (2)50:41.5 (2)
1-4Ondřej Moravec19:08.10 (1)1-09:49.6 (2)
34ItalyITA1-10:15.20 (6)Bronze
4-1Dorothea Wierer15:57.90 (1)15:57.9 (2)
4-2Karin Oberhofer16:28.00 (1)32:25.9 (3)
4-3Dominik Windisch18:46.60 (4)51:12.5 (3)
4-4Lukas Hofer19:02.70 (0)1-10:15.2 (3)
512SlovakiaSVK1-11:04.70 (10)
12-1Janka Gereková16:33.10 (5)16:33.1 (10)
12-2Anastasia Kuzmina16:33.30 (2)33:06.4 (5)
12-3Pavol Hurajt18:49.30 (2)51:55.7 (5)
12-4Matej Kazár19:09.00 (1)1-11:04.7 (6)
65FranceFRA1-12:04.31 (8)
5-1Marie Dorin-Habert16:18.40 (2)16:18.4 (7)
5-2Anaïs Bescond17:11.91 (4)33:30.3 (9)
5-3Jean-Guillaume Béatrix18:37.80 (1)52:08.1 (6)
5-4Martin Fourcade19:56.20 (1)1-12:04.3 (7)
73UkraineUKR1-12:05.21 (8)
3-1Nataliya Burdyha16:06.40 (1)16:06.4 (5)
3-2Mariya Panfilova17:07.30 (2)33:13.7 (7)
3-3Andriy Deryzemlia19:23.01 (3)52:36.7 (8)
3-4Serhiy Semenov19:28.50 (2)1-12:05.2 (8)
811United StatesUSA1-12:20.11 (13)
11-1Susan Dunklee16:02.50 (2)16:02.5 (4)
11-2Hannah Dreissigacker17:55.51 (4)33:58.0 (10)
11-3Tim Burke19:02.90 (4)53:00.9 (9)
11-4Lowell Bailey19:19.20 (3)1-12:20.1 (9)
99AustriaAUT1-12:34.81 (7)
9-1Lisa Hauser17:39.71 (3)17:39.7 (15)
9-2Katharina Innerhofer16:46.30 (2)34:26.0 (13)
9-3Daniel Mesotitsch18:38.20 (1)53:04.2 (10)
9-4Fritz Pinter19:30.60 (1)1-12:34.8 (10)
108BelarusBLR1-13:11.80 (9)
8-1Liudmila Kalinchyk16:29.60 (0)16:29.6 (9)
8-2Nastassia Dubarezava17:45.20 (5)34:14.8 (12)
8-3Uladzimir Chepelin19:27.90 (4)53:42.7 (14)
8-4Yauhen Abramenka19:29.10 (0)1-13:11.8 (11)
1110CanadaCAN1-13:27.70 (8)
10-1Megan Imrie17:49.80 (2)17:49.8 (16)
10-2Rosanna Crawford16:46.60 (1)34:36.4 (15)
10-3Brendan Green19:00.00 (2)53:36.4 (13)
10-4Scott Perras19:51.30 (3)1-13:27.7 (12)
1213SwitzerlandSUI1-13:33.90 (9)
13-1Elisa Gasparin17:27.70 (4)17:27.7 (14)
13-2Selina Gasparin16:44.30 (2)34:12.0 (11)
13-3Benjamin Weger19:12.40 (2)53:24.4 (11)
13-4Simon Hallenbarter20:09.50 (1)1-13:33.9 (13)
1314PolandPOL1-13:36.00 (6)
14-1Krystyna Pałka16:09.90 (1)16:09.9 (6)
14-2Magdalena Gwizdoń16:45.80 (2)32:55.7 (4)
14-3Łukasz Szczurek20:28.90 (1)53:24.6 (12)
14-4Krzysztof Pływaczyk20:11.40 (2)1-13:36.0 (14)
1415KazakhstanKAZ1-15:46.40 (6)
15-1Yelena Khrustalyova16:56.50 (0)16:56.5 (12)
15-2Darya Usanova17:30.30 (1)34:26.8 (14)
15-3Sergey Naumik20:08.50 (3)54:35.3 (15)
15-4Anton Pantov21:11.10 (2)1-15:46.4 (15)
AC16EstoniaEST6 (17)DNFlapped
16-1Kadri Lehtla17:09.60 (4)17:09.6 (13)
16-2Darja Jurlova18:58.81 (4)36:08.4 (16)
16-3Kauri Kõiv19:24.80 (3)55:33.2 (16)
16-4Daniil Steptšenko5 (6)– (–)
AC7GermanyGER1-10:58.30 (9)DQ1
7-1Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle16:27.60 (4)[16:27.6] (8)2
7-2Laura Dahlmeier16:39.00 (1)[33:06.6] (6)
7-3Daniel Böhm18:38.70 (4)[51:45.3] (4)
7-4Simon Schempp19:13.00 (0)[1-10:58.3] (4)
AC6Russian FederationRUS1-11:04.41 (8)DQ3
6-1Olga Zaytseva16:35.70 (3)16:35.7 (11)4
6-2Olga Vilukhina16:39.30 (2)33:15.0 (8)5
6-3Yevgeny Garanichev19:08.21 (3)52:23.2 (7)
6-4Anton Shipulin18:41.20 (0)1-11:04.4 (5)