Norwegian SkiSport magazine reports that the 2004 cross country World Cup winner Rene Sommerfeldt of Germany was recently voted best Nordic athlete by European international sport journalists.
“Mother and father” Liv Grete and Raphael Poiree took the Biathlon honors – Biathlon skier(s) of the year. Both also won the overall World Cup. Super kids next?
Ski jumper and World Cup winner Janne Ahonen was second among the Nordic (Cross country, Nordic combined and Ski jumping) athletes.
Norwegian cross country skier and sprint World Cup winner Marit Bjorgen came in 6th place – 298 points behind Sommerfeldt.