Military Patrol Winter Olympic Demonstration Sport

Military Patrol was also a demonstration sport at the 1928, 1936 and 1948 Olympic Games. The military patrol competition involved 25 km cross-country skiing and rifle shooting, competing in teams of four (the patrol). The rules were very similar to modern biathlon.

In 1928, the event was held on February 12, with 36 participants from 9 countries. The event was won by a team from Norway.

In 1936, the event was held on February 12. The event was won by a team from Italy.

In 1948, the event was held on February 8. The event was won by a team from Switzerland.

Military Patrol was also an official medal sport in 1924. (see more about Military Patrol as a past event), and the similar sport of biathlon which was first held in 1960.


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