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26 January 2018, 15:27

Belarus applies for IOC permit to include Ole Einar Bjoerndalen in its Olympic delegation

Ole Einar Bjoerndalen
Ole Einar Bjoerndalen

MINSK, 26 January (BelTA) – The Belarusian Biathlon Federation plans to include Norway's biathlete Ole Einar Bjoerndalen in its Olympic delegation in Pyeongchang, Secretary General Anatoly Stromsky told BelTA.

“The Belarusian Biathlon Federation has applied to the International Olympic Committee with a request to include eight-time Olympic champion Ole Einar Bjoerndalen of Norway in the Belarusian Olympic biathlon delegation in Pyeongchang. There has been no answer yet, but we hope it will be positive,” Anatoly Stromsky said.

With 13 Olympic medals, Ole Einar Bjoerndalen did not make Norway's biathlon team for the Pyeongchang Games, missing out on a chance to compete at his seventh Olympics. Together with his wife Darya Domracheva, he plans to visit Pyeongchang during the Olympics that will be taking place on 9-25 February.

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