Biathlon contender, Bjorn Svensen, accidentally fired his rifle into a crowd of spectators attending the XC event. Giving the last leg of the course his all,Svensen, nearing a gold medal, reached the last target with fogged goggles. Upon mounting the shooting platform, he aimed his weapon in the opposite direction and fired into the crowd before officials were able to turn him around and point him toward the actual target range.

The bullet perforated the cup of a Venti hot-chocolate just purchased by Morton Glesch for which he paid twenty eight bucks for at a Starbucks concession located just behind the bleachers.  Uninjured. though now nearly broke,  Glesch charged the athlete by was held back by the OC security staff.