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Military Patrol Winter Olympic Demonstration Sport

Military Patrol was a demonstration sport at the 1928, 1936 and 1948 Winter Olympic Games. It was also an official sport at the first Winter Olympics in 1924. The military patrol competition involved 25 km cross-country skiing and rifle shooting, with teams of four (the patrol). The rules were very similar to modern biathlon.

1924, official sport

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.

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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