Dæhlie to Compete in a Comeback
Translated by Brian Olsen
November 8, 2001
REVENGE: On Saturday, Thomas Alsgaard and the
other members of the Norwegian team hope to change history
against Austria and Christian Hoffman. (Photo: ALEKSANDER
On Saturday, Bjørn Dæhlie and Vegard Ulvang will return
to a relay team together with Thomas Alsgaard and Erling Jevne.
The main motivation is revenge
At the 1999 World Championships in Ramsau, Austria, Christian
Hoffmann of Austria beat Alsgaard to the finish line to take
the relay gold medal. Now Norway hopes to change that historic
There will only be one change-up for the line-up: Vegard
Ulvang will step in for Espen Bjervig.
"This is just a show, but it should be fun," said Erling
Jevne. Jevne competed in his first World Championships in
1999. The revenge-fueled competition will be held in Vienna
this coming Saturday. The arrangers will drive snow to the
"I don't know how long we will go, but it will be within
the limits of Bjørn," said Erling Jevne.