, author: Ermakova M.

Bjoerndalen called the development of cross-country skiing a disaster

The famous Norwegian biathlete criticized the International Ski Federation.

8-time Olympic biathlon champion Ole Einar Bjoerndalen said that the development of cross-country skiing in the world is absolutely wrong.

"This is a disaster. The International Ski Federation is responsible for this," Expressen quoted him as saying.

Bjoerndalen said that in cross-country skiing the level of competition between countries is too low - it is necessary to support lagging states.

Russian skiers have been suspended from international competitions in the 2022/23 season.