Feb 9, 2014; Sochi, RUSSIA; Ole Einar Bjoerndalen (NOR) celebrates after receiving his gold medal in the medal ceremony for the men

Ole Einar Bjoerndalen competing through 2016


During the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Norwegian biathlete Ole Einar Bjoerndalen became the oldest Winter Olympian to bring home a gold as he added to his already impressive career medal count to become the most decorated Winter Olympian of all-time.

Many believed that Bjoerndalen, 40, would be calling it a career after the impressive run in Sochi, but now he has announced that he plans to compete through the 2016 World Championships that will be held in Oslo.

“It feels right to continue, I cannot stop now,” Bjoerndalen told VG, according to Reuters. “I have more to give and I really want this.”

If the next two years play out well for Bjoerndalen, it is going to be interesting to see what happens if he feels good enough to give another crack at the Winter Games.

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