The Belarusian Biathlon Federation plans to include Norway’s biathlete Ole Einar Bjoerndalen in its Olympic delegation in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
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The news was made public by Secretary General Anatoly Stromsky on Friday, January 26.
“The Belarusian Biathlon Federation has applied to the International Olympic Committee with a request to include eight-time Olympic champion Ole Einar Bjoerndalen of Norway in the Belarusian Olympic biathlon delegation in Pyeongchang.
There has been no answer yet, but we hope it will be positive,” Anatoly Stromsky said.
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With 13 Olympic medals, Ole Einar Bjoerndalen did not make Norway’s biathlon team for the Pyeongchang Games, missing out on a chance to compete at his seventh Olympics.
Together with his wife Darya Domracheva, he plans to visit Pyeongchang during the Olympics that will be taking place on 9-25 February.
Check out Bjoerndalen’s emotions about life in Minsk, his trainings and relatioship with Darya.
The most medaled Olympian in the history of the Winter Olympic Gamestold is currently at home in Obertilliach.
On January 31, the star couple to travel to South Korea, where Bjoerndalen will be member of the coaching team of the Belarus national team, but mostly of the “Bjoerndalen” team”.
In an interview with the local news outlet VG the biathlete explained why he decided to skip the Biathlon European Championships.
Ole Einar Bjoerndalen also noted that the family helped him to embrace the fact that he was not admitted to the Olympic team.