Bjoerndalen Continues Career until 2018

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The most successful biathlete of all time, Norway’s Ole Einar Bjoerndalen announced today at a press conference his plan to continue his professional career in biathlon until The Olympic Winter Games in 2018.


OEB Oslo 2016



After successful performance in Sochi, the King of biathlon said he would continue at least until his home Championships in Oslo 2016, which raised many questions from journalists after his outstanding home World Championships, where he picked up four medals, and brought his record number of WCH gold medals to 20.


In Oslo, however, the star was reluctant to make any statements, “This was the coolest World Championships ever for me. Now let’s focus on Khanty Masiysk. I am not thinking about the future at the moment.”


Today, however, Bjoerndalen gathered a press conference, announcing his plan to continue until 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. This was huge news itself, but bigger news was yet to come.


Biathlon legend announced that he is to become a father this autumn, as he and Darya Domracheva will have a baby in October.


“I’ve had a good friendship with Darya Domracheva for a couple of years, it has developed, and we have become a couple. We are going to have a baby, we will become parents: we are very happy about it.”


Best wishes from IBU to a happy couple!


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