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Bjoerndalen equals all-time winter medal record

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Norwegian biathlete Ole Einar Bjoerndalen made a mockery of his 40 years on Saturday to equal the record for Winter Olympic medals when victory in the sprint in Sochi took him to 12 for his career. 

Norway's Ole Einar Bjoerndalen competes in the Men's Biathlon 10 km Sprint at the Laura Cross-Country Ski and Biathlon Center during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 8, 2014 in Rosa Khutor

The veteran went level with compatriot Bjorn Daehlie, who gathered 12 medals in Olympic cross country, and also became the oldest gold medallist in an individual event in Games history.

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