As the third most successful male biathlete of all time with three straight overall men’s World Cup titles and Olympic gold, Norway’s Johannes Thingnes Boe is a dominant force in biathlon. Among one of the fastest skiers of the season, Boe has proven to be an integral part of Norway’s biathlon team, aiding the men’s squad to victory 15 times at the BMW IBU World Cup during the 2020-2021 season.
The 2022 Winter Olympics will be "JT" Boe’s third appearance on the Olympic stage. He'll look to secure a second gold medal after capturing 20km gold in PyeongChang.
The Norwegian's best chance at clinching more hardware will be in the 20km event and in the relays. In addition to his shooting accuracy and mental toughness on the track, Boe has played to his advantages by focusing on his speed. Boe is the fastest skier of the season accompanied by Norwegian teammate Tiril Eckhoff.
After Boe was identified as a close contact from a COVID-19 case earlier in the week, he has since not tested positive or shown any symptoms.
Now officially cleared for competition, Boe is ready to take on France favorite Quentin Fillon Maillet, who is currently ranked No. 1. Maillet will join Germany's biathletes as the Norwegians' largest competitors during the Games. Following their lead at the 2018 Winter Olympics with the most medals in biathlon, Germany has since fallen behind the Scandinavians and French and will look for an upset to get back on top.
Accompanied by three-time Olympian and gold medalist Tarjei Boe, the two will lead a younger squad comprised of Filip Fjeld Andersen, Sivert Guttorm Bakken, Johannes Dale and Vetle Sjaasted Christiansen in their first Olympic appearance. Not only is Boe a Biathlon powerhouse and icon, but he has also become a mentor to upcoming biathletes.
Catch Boe in the mixed 4x6km relay for his first Olympic event at the 2022 Winter Olympics on Feb. 5 at 4:00 a.m. ET as he fights to defend his individual title and win more hardware later on in the men’s individual 20km event on Feb. 8 at 3:30 a.m. ET.