Astrid Uhrenholdt Jacobsen, whose brother died on the eve of the Sochi Games. Photo: Heiko Junge/Scanpix
"It was her own decision to return," said spokesman Gro Eide. "It was too hard for her to focus."
Jacobsen reached the women's sprint free final in Sochi, finishing fourth, and then competed in the 10km classic where she finished 19thHer final race was with the 4x5km relay team where she was fifth.