Gold favorite Norway was the first top nation to nominate the squad for the first Olympic biathlon race.
In the mixed relay, the world champion quartet will compete on February 5 with Marte Olsbu Röiseland, Tiril Eckhoff, Tarjei Bö and Johannes Thingnes Bö. The Norwegian association announced this well in advance of the opening competition in Zhangjiakou, China, north-west of Beijing.
Four years ago in Pyeongchang, Norway finished second behind France. Germany, fourth in South Korea, missed a medal by just 0.3 seconds.
In Laura Dahlmeier and Arnd Peiffer, the two top stars from the German team at the time will no longer be present at the upcoming games in Asia after their resignations.