|Birthdate:||January 27, 1974|
|Ht: / Wt:||5'10" / 150 lbs|
|Olympics:||2006, 2002, 1998, 1994|
|Teammates:||Halvard Hanevold, Emil Hegle Svendsen, Tarjei Boe|
A living legend in his home country, Ole Einar Bjørndalen could make
Olympic Winter Games history at the 2010 Games ... Swept all four gold
medals in biathlon at the 2002 Salt Lake Games ... A bronze statue,
created by a U.S.-based sculptor, is erected in his hometown ... Has
more World Cup victories than any winter athlete.
As the pilot for the USA-1 bobsled, I broke a 62-year gold medal drought when my sled, the 'Night Train" won the Olympic title at the 2010 Vancouver Games. A degenerative eye condition nearly caused me to quit my sport in 2008, but corrective surgery restored my vision to 20-20.