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School sends 19 athletes to Sochi games

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School sends 19 athletes to Sochi games
Ski-jumper Maren Lundby, one of 19 graduates of Norwegian College of Elite Sport to compete at Sochi - Photo: Geir Olsen / Scanpix NTB
09:45 CET+01:00
No fewer than 19 students and graduates of the Norwegian College of Elite Sport in Lillehammer have been selected to compete for Norway at next month's Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
The institution, one of a six-school chain launched in 1981 by education entrepreneur Roger Elstad, is funded by a mix of state  grants, school fees and sponsorship, and trains some of Norway's most promising athletes. 
Even so, it had educated just six competitors in the 2010 Vancouver Games. 
"We shouldn't think we can do it every year, but we must continue the good work," Kjell Arne Steira, the school's headmaster told NRK.
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