Ole Einar Bjoerndalen
- Sport: Olympic Biathlon
- Nation: Norway
- DOB: January 27, 1974
- Career Highlights: Considered one of the greatest biathletes in Olympic history. … Dubbed the "King of Biathlon" … Greatest career moment came
at the last Olympics in North America in 2002 at Salt Lake City when he became the first biathlete to win gold medals in all
four competitions _ the sprint, pursuit, individual and the relay event. … No biathlete had ever won more than two golds prior
to Bjoerndalen's haul in 2002. …. Made his Olympic debut in 1994 on home soil in Lillehammer and finished 36th in the individual
and 28th in the spring, marking the only Olympics he failed to medal in. … Had a very successful 1998 games in Nagano, earning
gold in the sprint competition and taking a silver in the relay. … Finished in 7th place in the individual race in Nagano.
…. Added three more medals to his career total in the 2006 Turin games, but none of them were gold. … Earned silver medals
in the individual and pursuit events and a bronze in the mass start. … Finished a disappointing 11th in the sprint as two-time
defending champion. … Finished in first place in 2006 biathlon World Cup standings, with speculation that his heavy World
Cup load contributed to the lack of golds in Turin. … Tuned up for Vancouver games by winning four golds at the 2009 world
championships at Pyeongchang, South Korea, to bring his career total to 14. … Currently the top-ranked biathlete in the world.
… Six-time World Cup champion and owner of record 89 World Cup wins to surpass legendary Swedish star Ingemar Stenmark.
- Olympic History: 2006,2002,1998,1994