Bjoerndalen went to the Olympics-2018 in a new capacity: to be coach of Belarus

The famous biathlete OLE Einar Bjoerndalen still going to the Olympics-2018. The international Olympic Committee (IOC) approved the application of the Belarusian biathlon Federation, and in Pyeongchang, the athlete will be in the delegation of that country.


The Belarusian biathlon Federation (BSE) last week sent to the international Olympic Committee documents, which requested permission to include the delegation of the Norwegian OLE Einar Bjoerndalen. On January 30 it became known that the application is approved and the legendary athlete will travel to Pyeongchang.

“Application for accreditation Bjoerndalen as coach of the national team of Belarus approved by the IOC”, – quotes “R-Sport” press Secretary Victoria BSE Tarasevich.

Thus, Bjoerndalen in the Olympics 2018 will be together with his wife – Belarusian biathlete Darya Domracheva.

We will remind that on January 15, the National Olympic Committee of Norway said that OLE Einar is not included in the squad for the Games in 2018. The reason was the discrepancy criterion for selection to the national team. The athlete said that for the rest of the main start of four years time be able to gather an optimum form.

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