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Ole Einar Bjørndalen

Full name: Ole Einar Bjørndalen
Gender: Male
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
Weight: 143 lbs (65 kg)
Born: January 27, 1974 in Drammen, Buskerud, Norway
Affiliations: Simostranda IL,
Country: NOR Norway
Sport: Biathlon, Cross Country Skiing

Related Olympians: Husband of Nathalie Santer; Brother of Dag Bjørndalen; Brother-in-law of Saskia Santer.

Medals: 8 Gold, 4 Silver, 1 Bronze (13 Total)

Biography

Ole Einar Bjørndalen first competed at the Olympic Winter Games in 1994, but with only minimal success. In 1998 at Nagano, he won the 10 kilometre biathlon event, and won silver with the Norwegian relay team. But prior to the 2001-2002 season he gave no indication of what he would do at the Salt Lake City Olympics. Earlier in the season he won two World Cup biathlon races, but at Salt Lake City he won gold medals in all four biathlon events – 10 kilometres, 20 kilometres, pursuit, and relay. No biathlete before him had won more than two gold medals at a single Winter Olympics. Bjørndalen also ran the 30 kilometre cross-country event in 2002, finishing sixth. Bjørndalen also competed in biathlon at the 2006 Olympic Winter Games, winning three more medals – two silver and a bronze.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1994 Winter 20 Lillehammer Biathlon Men's 10 kilometres Sprint Norway NOR 28
1994 Winter 20 Lillehammer Biathlon Men's 20 kilometres Norway NOR 36
1994 Winter 20 Lillehammer Biathlon Men's 4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay Norway NOR 7
1998 Winter 24 Nagano Biathlon Men's 10 kilometres Sprint Norway NOR 1 Gold
1998 Winter 24 Nagano Biathlon Men's 20 kilometres Norway NOR 7
1998 Winter 24 Nagano Biathlon Men's 4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay Norway NOR 2 Silver
2002 Winter 28 Salt Lake City Biathlon Men's 10 kilometres Sprint Norway NOR 1 Gold
2002 Winter 28 Salt Lake City Biathlon Men's 12.5 kilometres Pursuit Norway NOR 1 Gold
2002 Winter 28 Salt Lake City Biathlon Men's 20 kilometres Norway NOR 1 Gold
2002 Winter 28 Salt Lake City Biathlon Men's 4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay Norway NOR 1 Gold
2002 Winter 28 Salt Lake City Cross Country Skiing Men's 30 kilometres Norway NOR 5
2006 Winter 32 Torino Biathlon Men's 10 kilometres Sprint Norway NOR 11
2006 Winter 32 Torino Biathlon Men's 12.5 kilometres Pursuit Norway NOR 2 Silver
2006 Winter 32 Torino Biathlon Men's 15 kilometres Mass Start Norway NOR 3 Bronze
2006 Winter 32 Torino Biathlon Men's 20 kilometres Norway NOR 2 Silver
2006 Winter 32 Torino Biathlon Men's 4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay Norway NOR 5
2010 Winter 36 Vancouver Biathlon Men's 10 kilometres Sprint Norway NOR 17
2010 Winter 36 Vancouver Biathlon Men's 12.5 kilometres Pursuit Norway NOR 7
2010 Winter 36 Vancouver Biathlon Men's 15 kilometres Mass Start Norway NOR 27
2010 Winter 36 Vancouver Biathlon Men's 20 kilometres Norway NOR 2T Silver
2010 Winter 36 Vancouver Biathlon Men's 4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay Norway NOR 1 Gold
2014 Winter 40 Sochi Biathlon Men's 10 kilometres Sprint Norway NOR 1 Gold
2014 Winter 40 Sochi Biathlon Mixed 2 × 6 kilometres and 2 × 7.5 kilometres Relay Norway NOR 1 Gold
2014 Winter 40 Sochi Biathlon Men's 12.5 kilometres Pursuit Norway NOR 4
2014 Winter 40 Sochi Biathlon Men's 15 kilometres Mass Start Norway NOR 22
2014 Winter 40 Sochi Biathlon Men's 20 kilometres Norway NOR 34
2014 Winter 40 Sochi Biathlon Men's 4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay Norway NOR 4

Mixed 2 × 6 kilometres and 2 × 7.5 kilometres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T M ES S1M S1ES S1T S1R S2M S2ES S2T S2R ET ER
2014 Winter 40 Sochi Biathlon Norway NOR Final Standings 1 17:50.9 0 0 0 0 38:57.4 1 0 0 45:09.6 1 49:58.4 1

Men's 10 kilometres Sprint

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T M S1M S2M S1T S1R S2T S2R
1994 Winter 20 Lillehammer Biathlon Norway Final Standings 28 30:44.6 1 1 0
1998 Winter 24 Nagano Biathlon Norway Final Standings 1 27:16.2 0 0 0 8:36.3 1 19:42.3 1
2002 Winter 28 Salt Lake City Biathlon Norway Final Standings 1 24:51.3 0 0 0 7:46.5 4 17:45.2 1
2006 Winter 32 Torino Biathlon Norway Final Standings 11 27:25.5 3 1 2 9:30.0 13 19:14.0 16
2010 Winter 36 Vancouver Biathlon Norway Final Standings 17 25:48.9 4 3 1 8:58.6 51 17:34.2 19
2014 Winter 40 Sochi Biathlon Norway Final Standings 1 24:33.5 1 0 1 8:32.3 5 17:05.7 5

Men's 12.5 kilometres Pursuit

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T M SB RT RR S1M S1T S1R S2M S2T S2R S3M S3T S3R S4M S4T S4R
2002 Winter 28 Salt Lake City Biathlon Norway Final Standings 1 32:34.6 2 32:34.6 6 1 5:56.4 1 0 12:25.3 1 0 18:48.8 1 1 25:39.4 1
2006 Winter 32 Torino Biathlon Norway Final Standings 2 35:22.9 3 +1:14 34:08.9 1 0 8:01.2 4 1 15:09.7 3 1 22:17.8 2 1 29:23.6 2
2010 Winter 36 Vancouver Biathlon Norway Final Standings 7 34:29.8 2 +1:41 32:48.8 7 0 7:40.0 10 0 14:15.1 8 0 20:51.8 3 2 28:17.6 5
2014 Winter 40 Sochi Biathlon Norway Final Standings 4 34:14.5 3 34:14.5 20 0 6:47.3 1 1 13:57.9 6 1 21:05.6 6 1 28:15.3 5

Men's 15 kilometres Mass Start

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T M S1M S1T S1R S2M S2T S2R S3M S3T S3R S4M S4T S4R
2006 Winter 32 Torino Biathlon Norway Final Standings 3 47:32.3 3 0 9:44.0 1 0 19:06.5 1 1 28:51.7 1 2 39:15.2 4
2010 Winter 36 Vancouver Biathlon Norway Final Standings 27 37:46.5 7 1 7:26.1 23 2 15:10.9 28 3 23:25.6 29 1 31:04.9 27
2014 Winter 40 Sochi Biathlon Norway Final Standings 22 45:08.3 6 2 9:33.2 24 0 17:53.4 18 0 26:10.0 4 4 36:56.8 23

Men's 20 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank AT M ST SR S1M S1T S1R S2M S2T S2R S3M S3T S3R S4M S4T S4R
1994 Winter 20 Lillehammer Biathlon Norway Final Standings 36 1-01:51.0 4 57:51.0 26 1 12:46.2 37 1 23:55.4 33 1 38:07.5 40 1 49:21.8 36
1998 Winter 24 Nagano Biathlon Norway Final Standings 7 58:16.8 4 54:16.8 1 1 11:46.0 22 0 22:30.0 2 2 35:56.3 12 1 48:02.4 9
2002 Winter 28 Salt Lake City Biathlon Norway Final Standings 1 51:03.3 2 49:03.3 1 0 9:13.4 1 1 20:15.4 3 1 31:41.5 8 0 42:10.0 1
2006 Winter 32 Torino Biathlon Norway Final Standings 2 54:39.0 2 52:39.0 1 1 11:37.4 25 1 23:11.8 15 0 33:56.4 8 0 44:56.6 2
2010 Winter 36 Vancouver Biathlon Norway Final Standings 2T 48:32.0 2 46:32.0 1 0 9:10.0 1 1 19:33.6 9 0 29:07.9 2 1 39:46.7 3
2014 Winter 40 Sochi Biathlon Norway Final Standings 34 53:21.9 4 49:21.9 6 1 11:04.1 45 1 21:52.7 40 1 32:51.5 41 1 43:56.6 38

Men's 30 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R I2T I2R I3T I3R
2002 Winter 28 Salt Lake City Cross Country Skiing Norway Final Standings 5 1-11:44.5 17:06.9 =1 35:32.0 6 53:14.1 1

Men's 4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T M S1M S2M ET ER ES S1ES S2ES S1T S1R S2T S2R
1994 Winter 20 Lillehammer Biathlon Norway NOR Final Standings 7 23:50.5 0 0 0 23:50.5 10
1998 Winter 24 Nagano Biathlon Norway NOR Final Standings 2 19:48.8 0 0 0 1-21:56.3 2 0 0 0
2002 Winter 28 Salt Lake City Biathlon Norway NOR Final Standings 1 20:30.3 0 0 0 1-23:42.3 1 3 2 1 1-09:43.9 1 1-16:26.0 1
2006 Winter 32 Torino Biathlon Norway NOR Final Standings 5 19:15.5 0 0 0 1-23:03.6 5 0 0 0 1-10:21.0 8 1-16:55.5 5
2010 Winter 36 Vancouver Biathlon Norway NOR Final Standings 1 20:24.4 0 0 0 1-21:38.1 1 2 2 0 1-08:03.6 1 1-15:01.6 1
2014 Winter 40 Sochi Biathlon Norway NOR Final Standings 4 18:12.6 0 0 0 53:23.6 1 0 0 0 42:05.2 1 48:18.4 1