Ole Einar Bjorndalen aiming to become most successful athlete at Winter Olympics

Norwegian athlete aiming for record haul
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Ole Einar Bjorndalen bids to become most successful Winter Olympian of all time with Sochi medals.

Norwegian biathlon competitor Ole Einar Bjorndalen is bidding to become the most successful athlete in the history of the Winter Olympics.

Bjorndalen has amassed a total of 39 medals, with 25 of those gold at the Olympic Games and at the World Championships.

The 40-year-old holds the record for the number of victories in World Cup events with 93, with one medal in Sochi making him the joint most successful cross-country skier ever alongside countryman Bjorn Daehli.

Two medals at the Games, however, will see Bjorndalen make history as the most decorated Winter Olympian of all time.

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