Bjørn Dæhlie is perhaps one of the most celebrated nordic skiiers of recent history.

Some of his achievements include:

  • 8 Olympic Gold Medals
  • 12 Olympic Medals overall
  • Over 40 individual World Cup victories
  • Overall World Cup champion in 1993, 94, 96, 97 & 99

Born in 1967 in Elverum, Norway, he didn't begin training until the age of 15 (quite late). Having never won a national title, he was still selected for the National Junior Team in the same year.

He retired this year (2001) after sustaining a back injury while roller-skiing during his summer training in 2000.

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