Sochi 2014

Sochi 2014

Ole Einar Bjørndalen became the Winter Olympian of all time

The XXII The Winter Olympics were held for the first time in Russia from 6 to 23 February 2014. 

The games took place in two areas:

In the city of Sochi on the Black Sea and in the mountain area of Krasnaya Polyana about 70 km away. There were 2,780 participants from 88 nations, and approx 40% of the participants were women.

The women participated for the first time in ski jumping, and Karina Vogt from Germany became the first gold medalist. Ole Einar Bjørndalen became the Winter Olympian of all time, after gold medals in both sprint 10 km biathlon and 4 x 6 km relay mixed team, with a total of 14 medals (incl. 12 medals from Nagano). Marit Bjørgen received 3 gold medals and is (along with Smetanina and Belmondo) the female athlete with the most medals (10). Russia topped the list with the most medals, with Norway in second place.




  • Number of participating nations 88
  • New nations: Malta, Paraguay, Togo, Tonga, Zimbabwe and East Timor
  • Exercises/sports: 98
  • New exercises: Biathlon 4x6 km relay mixed team.
  • Norwegian medals: 26 (11 gold, 5 silver and 10 bronze)
  • Norwegian participants: 118

Norske medaljevinnere:


  • Cross country, 15 km women (classic/freestyle), Marit Bjørgen
  • Team sprint, women, Ingvild Flugstad Østberg og Marit Bjørgen
  • Cross country,, sprint women, Maiken Caspersen Falla
  • Cross country 30 km joint start women, Marit Bjørgen
  • Cross country, sprint men, Ola Vigen Hattestad
  • Biathlon, sprint men, Ole Einar Bjørndalen
  • Biathlon, joint start men, Emil Hegle Svendsen
  • Biathlon, mxed relay, Tora Berger, Tiril Eckhoff, Ole Einar Bjørndalen, Emil Hegle Svendsen
  • Combined, big hill, Jørgen Graabak
  • Combined, team, big hill/4,5 km, Magnus Moan, Håvard Klemetsen, Magnus Krog, Jørgen Graabak
  • Alpint, Super, G men, Kjetil Jansrud


  • Biathlon, pursuit women, Tora Berger
  • Combined, big hill, Magnus Moan
  • Snowboard, slopestyle, men Ståle Sandbech
  • Cross country, sprint women Ingvild Flugstad Østberg
  • Cross country, 30 km joint start women, Therese Johaug


  • Jump, normal hill men, Anders Bardal
  • Biathlon, joint start women Tiril Eckhoff
  • Biathlon, relay men, Tarjei Bø, Johannes Thingnes Bø, Ole Einar Bjørndalen, Emil Hegle Svendsen
  • Alpine, downhill men, Kjetil Jansrud
  • Alpine, slalom men, Henrik Kristoffersen
  • Combined, normal hill, Magnus Krog
  • Cross country, 10 km classic women Therese Johaug
  • Cross country, 30 km (classic/freestyle) men, Martin Johnsrud Sundby
  • Cross country, 15 km (classic/freestyle) women Heidi Weng
  • Cross country, 30 km joint start women Kristin Størmer Steira


Official poster Sochi 2014.

Official poster.