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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 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 NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1994 Winter Olympics Biathlon NOR Ole Einar Bjørndalen
10 kilometres Sprint, Men (Olympic) 28
20 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 36
4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay, Men (Olympic) Norway 7
1998 Winter Olympics Biathlon NOR Ole Einar Bjørndalen
10 kilometres Sprint, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
20 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 7
4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay, Men (Olympic) Norway 2 Silver
2002 Winter Olympics Biathlon NOR Ole Einar Bjørndalen
10 kilometres Sprint, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
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) NOR Ole Einar Bjørndalen
30 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 5
2006 Winter Olympics Biathlon NOR Ole Einar Bjørndalen
10 kilometres Sprint, Men (Olympic) 11
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 NOR Ole Einar Bjørndalen
10 kilometres Sprint, Men (Olympic) 17
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 NOR Ole Einar Bjørndalen
10 kilometres Sprint, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
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 NOC As
Athlete International Olympic Committee 2014—2016 NOR Ole Einar Bjørndalen

Other participations

Games Role NOC As
1998 Winter Olympics Flagbearer at the Closing Ceremony NOR Ole Einar Bjørndalen
2014 Winter Olympics Flagbearer at the Closing Ceremony NOR Ole Einar Bjørndalen

Olympic family relations

Special Notes