The Slovenia Times

Cross-Country Skier Majdič to Head Olympic Team in Sochi



Majdič, a bronze medallist from the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, was confirmed by the Slovenian Olympic Committee (OKS) at a correspondence session on Thursday.

The 33-year-old former cross-country star was put forward by the Slovenian Ski Association, and was confirmed as the head of the Olympic team in favour of Matjaž Rakovec, the head of the Slovenian Ice Hockey Association.

"Today's decision was a confirmation that athletes are getting more attention than in the past. I will work hard in Sochi to provide the coaches and competitors with the best possible conditions for training and competitions," Majdič commented for the STA.

Majdič is the author of one of the most heroic feats in the history of modern Olympics, as she grabbed an improbable bronze medal in the women's sprint at the Vancouver Olympics despite sustaining five broken ribs during the warm-up run.

Majdič competed for 12 seasons in the cross-country skiing, winning 16 events and making an additional 24 podium finishes. She was first in the overall standings three times (2008, 2009 and 2011).


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