Ole Einar Bjørndalen

Ole Einar Bjørndalen

Nick Name
: The King of Biathlon,The Cannibal
:27 Jan,1974
:45 years, 7 months
:Drammen, Buskerud, Norway

About Ole Einar Bjørndalen

Ole Einar Bjørndalen (born 27 January 1974) is a Norwegian professional biathlete, often referred to by the nickname "The King of Biathlon". 

He is the most medaled Olympian in the history of the Winter Olympic Games, with 13 medals.He is also the most successful biathlete of all time at the Biathlon World Championships, having won 40 medals, double that of any other biathlete. With 94 World Cup wins, Bjørndalen is ranked first all-time for career victories on the Biathlon World Cup tour, more than twice that of anyone else.


2001-Ole Einar Bjørndalen won the Beach Volley Ball Championship at Laguna Beach in 2001.Bjørndalen has won 4 times(2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006) at the show event in Gelsenkirchen .

2003-Ole Einar Bjørndalen has achieved 2nd place in the 2003 Dobbiaco-Cortina, a longdistance cross country skiing event, (42 km) in Italy in the town Cortina. He won his 2nd place in the 26th edition of this prestigious event.

2008-Bjørndalen has also won the biathlon show-event in Püttlingen in 2008 together with Kati Wilhelm.

Bjørndalen has achieved these podium places in the biathlon show-event in Püttlingen: 

  • 1st in 2008 (together with Kati Wilhelm)
  • 2nd in 2011 (together with Magdalena Neuner)
  • 3rd place in 2005 (together with Nathalie Santer, his former wife.)
  • 2010 (together with Sabrina Buchholz).

Ole Einar Bjørndalen Achievements

1998-Ole Einar Bjørndalen won the Aftenposten's gold medal in 1998.

2002 He was named the Norwegian Sportsperson of the Year in 2002. For his accomplishments in biathlon and cross-country skiing, Bjørndalen received the Egebergs Ærespris in 2002. Bjørndalen was also awarded with the Fearnleys olympic honorary award in 2002.

2008-In 2008, a nearly three meter tall bronze statue of Bjørndalen, created by sculptor Kirsten Kokkin, was erected in his hometown of Simostranda, Norway.

2009-OEB was awarded the Fair Play Mecenante Award in Castiglion in Fiorentino in Italy in 2009

2011-In March 2011, he, Michael Greis and Andrea Henkel were awarded the Holmenkollen Medal, the first biathletes to receive the medal.

2014-In November 2014 Bjørndalen was awarded, the best male athlete at the Olympic Winter Games 2014 in Sochi by the Association des Comités Nationaux Olympiques.He was named the Norwegian Sportsperson of the Year in 2014