Bjarne Andersson, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Bjarne Andersson

cross-country skier

Date of Birth: 28-Apr-1940

Place of Birth: Motala, Östergötland County, Sweden

Date of Death: 11-Aug-2004

Profession: cross-country skier

Nationality: Sweden

Zodiac Sign: Taurus

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About Bjarne Andersson

  • Bjarne Lennart "Ödeshögarn" Andersson (28 April 1940 – 11 August 2004) was a Swedish cross-country skier who won a 4×10 km silver medal at the 1968 Winter Olympics; he finished sixth in the individual 15 km race.Andersson did his military service in the cavalry in Umeå.
  • He was a Swedish 15 km champion in 1968, and won six national skiing titles in the 3×10 km relay between 1966 and 1973.
  • He also won three individual and one team titles in cross-country running.
  • During that time he worked at a gas station in Mora and was clearing the forest nearby.
  • Later he became a shoe specialist and developed a ski boot model that was named after him.
  • After that he ran his own sports shop specializing in equipment for cross-country skiing and running.
  • In addition, between 1976 and 1980 he coached the national ski team, and in 1983–87 worked as a sports commentator on television.
  • He continued competing in the masters category, and won three world titles in 1997.

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