Legendary biathlete not included in the application team Norway

Bjoerndalen will not go to Pyeongchang. AFP photo

Eight-time Olympic biathlon champion OLE Einar Bjoerndalen was not included in the national team of Norway at the Olympic games 2018 in Pyeongchang.

National Olympic Committee of Norway initially opposed the lack Bjoerndalen in the team, but later accepted the decision.

Pyeongchang 2018 could be the seventh the Games for Bjoerndalen, the first was Games 1994 in Lillehammer.

“Before the season, the athletes were brought against clear requirements that are needed to be fulfilled. Results OLE Einar Bjoerndalen in individual world Cup races (18, 31, 18, 28, 46, 52, 36, 42) not good enough. Unfortunately, Bjoerndalen has not fulfilled the requirements, and there are other athletes on the team who has performed better and meet the criteria.

Personally, I am very sorry that Bjoerndalen we will not be able to see it on the start of the seventh for him the Olympic games. As an outstanding representative of the winter sports he will always hold an important place in the history of Norwegian sport”, – said the representative of the NOC of Norway Tour Ovrebo.

The national team of Norway at the Pyeongchang 2018: