Tagged: Biathlon

Norway’s Olympic success sets high bar

Even with some legends retiring, expect to see Norwegians on podiums this winter Jo Christian Weldingh Oslo Last season, the Norwegian Winter Olympic squad was the most successful nation at the Games with 39...

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Biathlete Ole Einar Bjørndalen retires

Citing health issues, the biathlon legend ends his 25-year career in the sport at age 44 Jo Christian Weldingh Oslo “I would have loved to compete for a couple more seasons, but this will...

Bronze for Bjørndalen

Norway’s renowned biathlete wins his 58th championship medal in Hochfilzen, Austria Jo Christian Weldingh Oslo, Norway At the age of 43, legendary biathlete Ole Einar Bjørndalen won the bronze medal in the World Championship...

Bjørndalen to continue biathlon career

The King of Biathlon announces decision to compete through the 2018 Olympics Chelsea Little Faster Skier “I was getting old, and the subject came up again—but I defied the experts and ran on ahead.”...

Bjørndalen aims high with new goals

The decorated biathlete considers a return to “simple” cross-country skiing Molly Jones Norwegian American Weekly With Norway’s winter sports season quickly approaching, it’s only natural that Ole Einar Bjørndalen comes to mind. But what...

Svendsen Takes Ruhpolding 20K

Norway’s Emil Hegle Svendsen picked up his first victory since the opening weekend of the season by capturing the men’s 20K individual in 50:39.4 today at the E.ON IBU World Cup Biathlon in Ruhpolding....

Emil Hegle Svendsen Video Interview

Emil Hegle Svendsen of Norway and Magdalena Neuner of Germany capped their seasons as they received the large crystal globe trophies symbolic of their World Cup Overall titles. First Crystal Globes Claiming the Overall...

Björndalen Wins Sprint Convincingly

From a Tie for 43rd to First Ole Einar Björndalen of Norway overcame a poor 43rd place finish in the 20K individual on Thursday to overwhelm a field of 136 men to take the...