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Bjoerndalen becomes most decorated Winter Olympian ever

Ole Einar Bjoerndalen couldn’t avoid being in the spotlight, certainly not after becoming the most decorated Winter Olympian of all time and receiving personal congratulations from the king. The softly-spoken Norwegian tends to keep his thoughts and his emotions in check rather than in the public domain, so it was ...

Domracheva captures third biathlon gold of Sochi Games

Feb 18, 2014

Domracheva captures third biathlon gold of Sochi Games

Darya Domracheva is so light-footed on her skis, her rivals have started comparing her with a dancer. Without losing rhythm, the Belarussian eased to her third victory at the Sochi Games by winning the 12.5-km mass start race on Monday, completing an unprecedented haul ...

Feb 15, 2014

Domracheva nabs second gold medal

Belarus’ Darya Domracheva put in a phenomenal skiing performance Friday to win her second biathlon gold of the Sochi Olympics and become the first person from the ex-Soviet state to win multiple Winter Games golds. Domracheva, who already clinched the pursuit gold this week, ...

Fourcade claims second biathlon gold of games

Feb 14, 2014

Fourcade claims second biathlon gold of games

Martin Fourcade has a long way to go to match Ole Einar Bjoerndalen’s record of seven Olympic gold medals in biathlon. He’s off to a good start, though. Fourcade earned his second gold in four days at the Sochi Games, overcoming one penalty minute ...

Fourcade captures gold in men's 12.5K pursuit

Feb 11, 2014

Fourcade captures gold in men's 12.5K pursuit

With 2.5 km still to ski, Martin Fourcade was feeling so strong he started celebrating his first Olympic gold medal. Having hit all five targets in his final round of shooting, the Frenchman stretched his arm in the air and pumped his fist. Minutes ...

Bjoerndalen turns in vintage performance for biathlon gold

Feb 9, 2014

Bjoerndalen turns in vintage performance for biathlon gold

Ole Einar Bjoerndalen had just become the oldest Winter Olympic individual gold medalist — at age 40 — when he was hugged by a fellow Norwegian whose records he might soon overtake. Cross-country skiing great Bjorn Daehlie embraced Bjoerndalen in the finish area Saturday, ...

Records broken in biathlon, speedskating events

Feb 9, 2014

Records broken in biathlon, speedskating events

Norway’s Ole Einar Bjoerndalen tied a Winter Olympics record with his 12th medal by taking gold in the biathlon 10-km sprint. Bjoerndalen, 40, set a biathlon record with his seventh gold medal and tied the overall mark for winter medals held by another Norwegian, ...

Biathlon track extended

Feb 8, 2014

Biathlon track extended

Course workers added 40 meters to the biathlon track for the Sochi Olympics on Friday because it was too short. The loop should measure 2.5 km. Even though a 5 percent deviation is allowed by the rules, the track at the Laura Cross-Country Ski ...

Biathlete Bjoerndalen chases history

Feb 7, 2014

Biathlete Bjoerndalen chases history

Norwegian biathlete Ole Einar Bjoerndalen — with 11 medals already in his collection — is looking to become the greatest winter Olympian of all time in Sochi. The man known as “The Cannibal” is 40 but his enthusiasm for the sport, which incorporates cross-country ...