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Ole Einar Bjørndalen

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 8
Silver 4
Bronze 1
Total 13
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games, IOC member
SexMale
Full nameOle Einar•Bjørndalen
Used nameOle Einar•Bjørndalen
Born27 January 1974 in Drammen (NOR)
Measurements178 cm / 65 kg
AffiliationsSimostranda IL, Simostranda (NOR)
NOC(s) Norway

Biography

Ole Einar Bjørndalen first competed at the Olympic Winter Games in 1994, but with only minimal success. In 1998 at Nagano, he won the 10 kilometre biathlon event, and won silver with the Norwegian relay team. But prior to the 2001-2002 season he gave no indication of what he would do at the Salt Lake City Olympics. Earlier in the season he won two World Cup biathlon races, but at Salt Lake City he won gold medals in all four biathlon events – 10 kilometres, 20 kilometres, pursuit, and relay. No biathlete before him had won more than two gold medals at a single Winter Olympics. Bjørndalen also ran the 30 kilometre cross-country event in 2002, finishing sixth. Bjørndalen also competed in biathlon at the 2006 Olympic Winter Games, winning three more medals – two silver and a bronze.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Representing 2nd NOC As
1994 Winter Olympics Biathlon 10 kilometres Sprint, Men Olympic 28 NOR Ole Einar Bjørndalen
  20 kilometres, Men Olympic 36
  4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay, Men Olympic Norway 7
1998 Winter Olympics Biathlon 10 kilometres Sprint, Men Olympic 1 Gold NOR Ole Einar Bjørndalen
  20 kilometres, Men Olympic 7
  4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay, Men Olympic Norway 2 Silver
2002 Winter Olympics Biathlon 10 kilometres Sprint, Men Olympic 1 Gold NOR Ole Einar Bjørndalen
  12.5 kilometres Pursuit, Men Olympic 1 Gold
  20 kilometres, Men Olympic 1 Gold
  4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay, Men Olympic Norway 1 Gold
Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) 30 kilometres, Men Olympic 5
2006 Winter Olympics Biathlon 10 kilometres Sprint, Men Olympic 11 NOR Ole Einar Bjørndalen
  12.5 kilometres Pursuit, Men Olympic 2 Silver
  15 kilometres Mass Start, Men Olympic 3 Bronze
  20 kilometres, Men Olympic 2 Silver
  4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay, Men Olympic Norway 5
2010 Winter Olympics Biathlon 10 kilometres Sprint, Men Olympic 17 NOR Ole Einar Bjørndalen
  12.5 kilometres Pursuit, Men Olympic 7
  15 kilometres Mass Start, Men Olympic 27
  20 kilometres, Men Olympic =2 Silver
  4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay, Men Olympic Norway 1 Gold
2014 Winter Olympics Biathlon 10 kilometres Sprint, Men Olympic 1 Gold NOR Ole Einar Bjørndalen
  2 × 6 kilometres and 2 × 7.5 kilometres Relay, Mixed Olympic Norway 1 Gold
  12.5 kilometres Pursuit, Men Olympic 4
  15 kilometres Mass Start, Men Olympic 21
  20 kilometres, Men Olympic 33
  4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay, Men Olympic Norway 3

Organization roles

Role Organization Tenure Details
Athlete International Olympic Committee 2014—2016

Other participations

Games Role Details
1998 Winter Olympics Flagbearer at the Closing Ceremony
2014 Winter Olympics Flagbearer at the Closing Ceremony

Olympic family relations

Special Notes