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2010 Winter Olympic Games, Vancouver, CanadaFebruary 12-28
 
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Justyna Kowalczyk

  • Sport: Olympic Cross Country Skiing
  • Nation: Poland
  • DOB: January 23, 1983
  • Career Highlights: Enters the Olympics as the biggest star in women's cross-country skiing after winning two world championship titles and the overall World Cup last season... Dominated this year's Tour de Ski and leads the overall World Cup... A big favorite to win the opening 15-kilometer freestyle event and the 15K skiathlon pursuit... Became the first Pole to win an Olympic cross-country medal when she took bronze in the 30K at the 2006 Turin Games... Was handed a two-year doping ban by FIS in 2005 for using the banned steroid dexamethason, but the suspension was first shortened to one year and then lifted all together, allowing her to compete in Turin.
  • Olympic History: 2006
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