Bjorndalen remains in professional sports
The most successful athlete of winter sports in the history of sports decided to continue his career. The 40-year-old biathlonist plans to take part in competitions up to the world championship in 2016, which will be held in the native land of Bjorndalen in Norway.
The eightfold Olympic champion Ole Einar Bjorndalen decided to continue his career in big-time sport. "I planned to finish my career in the end of the season and to start a new life," the Norwegian wrote on his web page in Facebook. "But during the season I experienced once again the thirst for victories. After the Olympic Games in Sochi I remained full of emotions and inspiration. I talked with my team and friends and came to conclusion that I would participate in competitions for another two years up to the world championship in Oslo in 2016."
Ole Einar Bjorndalen won two gold medals at the Olympic Games in Sochi. He repeated the record of his countrymen and idol the skier Bjorn Dehlie, becoming the eightfold Olympic champion. But in the total number of medals at the games Bjorndalen outpaced all athletes, who had ever participated in the Winter Olympic Games.