OLE Einar Bjoerndalen. Photo: Reuters
Eight-time Olympic biathlon champion OLE Einar Bjoerndalen still going to the Olympics in 2018, but not as an athlete, says kp.by citing the Secretary-General of the Belarusian biathlon Federation (BSE) Anatoly Strasnogo.
44-year-old Norwegian was not able to get into the team but will travel to Pyeongchang in the composition of the Belarusian delegation.
On Friday it became known that BSE was sent to IOC documents, so that the composition of the Belarusian delegation to include Bjoerndalen. Recall that Bjoerndalen is married to the leader of the Belarus national team, the triple Olympic champion Darya Domracheva.
According to the source, Darya Domracheva and OLE Einar Bjoerndalen will go to the Games without her daughter Xenia.
In the Olympic villages a strict pass system, and everyone needs accreditation of official delegations. During the world Cup starts for the daughter watched or mother Domracheva, or a babysitter.