Swedish team escape German hotel fire
Memebrs of the Swedish Biathlon team watch as farm, where they were staying is on fire, nearby Ruhpolding, Germany, on January 9, 2014
According to police in the Bavarian town of Ruhpolding, the blaze was caused by a technical problem and the alarm raised at 8 a.m.
"We had a guardian angel," Anders Bystrom, the team's national co-ordinator, told Swedish newspaper, Expressen.
The athletes were moved to a house nearby and took part in a men's World Cup event later in the afternoon where they finished in fourth spot.
The 2014 Winter Olympics get underway in Sochi on February 7.