Military Ski Patrol

Facts

Discipline of Skiing
Participants 24
NOCs 6
Competitions held 1 (Venues)
Distinct events 1

Description

A military ski patrol event was held at the Olympic Winter Games in 1928, 1936, and 1948 as a demonstration sport. The event was also contested at the 1924 Olympic Winter Games in Chamonix and, until recently, had always been considered a demonstration event. But more recent evidence makes it clear that this was a full medal event in 1924 and not a demonstration.

Military ski patrol is an event similar to team biathlon, in which all the team members ski together over a course, stopping periodically to shoot at targets. The event is still held at World Military Skiing Championships, but no international federation exists for the sport.

All-time medal table

Olympic Games

NOC Gold Silver Bronze Total
Switzerland SUI 1 0 0 1
Finland FIN 0 1 0 1
France FRA 0 0 1 1

Most successful competitors

Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Alfred Aufdenblatten SUI 1 0 0 1
Alfons Julen SUI 1 0 0 1
Denis Vaucher SUI 1 0 0 1
Anton Julen SUI 1 0 0 1
Väinö Bremer FIN 0 1 0 1
Ville Mattila FIN 0 1 0 1
August Eskelinen FIN 0 1 0 1
Heikki Hirvonen FIN 0 1 0 1
Maurice Mandrillon FRA 0 0 1 1
Adrien Vandelle FRA 0 0 1 1
Camille Mandrillon FRA 0 0 1 1
Georges Berthet FRA 0 0 1 1

Event types

Name Gender Still contested? Times held?
Military Ski Patrol Men 4