– The Belarusian biathlon Federation (BSE) was sent to the IOC an application for the inclusion of the famous Norwegian biathlete OLE Einar Bjoerndalen in the Belarusian Olympic delegation as a coach, told the correspondent of Agency “Interfax-West” in the Federation.
“The initiative of the decision on the inclusion Bjoerndalen in the Belarusian team came exclusively from the Belarusian biathlon Federation”, – said the press-Secretary Victoria BSE Tarasevich.
She noted that the response from the IOC has not yet received. Given that the time before the Olympics, there are few in the Belarusian Federation waiting for an answer from IOC the following week.
In the case of a positive decision, 31 Jan Bjoerndalen will go to Pyeongchang together with his wife, the Belarusian biathlete Darya Domracheva.
The eightfold Olympic champion and the most titled of the current biathletes in the world Bjoerndalen missed the national team of Norway due to a lack of good results this season.