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Bjorndalen, Wickenheiser elected to IOC

AP - Sports

SOCHI, Russia (AP) -- Norwegian biathlete Ole Einar Bjorndalen and Canadian women's hockey player Hayley Wickenheiser have been elected to the IOC.

Bjorndalen and Wickenheiser were voted in by their peers Thursday for an eight-year term as representatives of the IOC athletes' commission.

Bjorndalen has won two gold medals in Sochi to become the most decorated athlete in Winter Games history with 13 career medals, including eight gold.

Wickenheiser is the captain of the Canadian women's hockey team.

The two athletes replace Rebecca Scott and Saku Koivu, whose terms on the IOC commission expired.

The IOC says 80.87 percent of the athletes in Sochi voted in the election, a new record.

Bjorndalen and Wickenheiser will be sworn in during Sunday's closing ceremony.

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