Ole Einar Bjørndalen
Sport: Biathlon
Birthdate: January 27, 1974
Birthplace: Drammen, Norway
Hometown: Simostranda, Norway
Residence: Obertilliach, Austria
Ht: / Wt: 5'10" / 150 lbs
Olympics: 2006, 2002, 1998, 1994
Teammates: Halvard Hanevold, Emil Hegle Svendsen, Tarjei Boe

Getting to know: Ole Einar Bjørndalen

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.


DateEvent RankResults
Sun, Feb 14 - 11:15a10km Sprint 1725:48.9
Thu, Feb 18 - 1:20p20km IndividualMedal Silver248:32.0
Fri, Feb 26 - 11:30a4 x 7.5km RelayMedal Gold11:21:38.1
Tue, Feb 16 - 12:45p12.5km Pursuit 7+51.4
Sun, Feb 21 - 11:00a15km Mass Start 27+2:10.8

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    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.

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