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Thursday, February 25, 2010

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[via NBC Olympics]WHISTLER (AP) -- Marit Bjoergen doesn't mind being called the queen of the Vancouver Olympics. That's good, since it's a nickname she may not get rid of anytime soon.

Bjoergen became the first triple gold medal winner of the games Thursday after leading Norway to a dominating victory in the women's cross-country relay, deciding the race on the final leg by quickly pulling away from her last remaining rival.

That's three golds and one bronze for Bjoergen in the four events she's competed in -- with one race yet to go.

"If I'm the 'queen' of the Olympics, that's great," said the 29-year-old Bjoergen, who also won the individual sprint and 15K pursuit. "But I don't think about what others think. The feeling I have, with my golds, that's the biggest for me. ( ....continue reading....)

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