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    Truth’s Out: Belarusian Biathlon Star Worked for KGB

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    The leader of the Belarusian biathlon team, Darya Domracheva, served with the country’s KGB State Security Committee until June 2014, the KGB press service said in a statement, BelaPan news agency reported.

    “Domracheva had worked for the KGB until June 2014, but at the moment Darya is not an employee of the Committee,” KGB spokesman Dmitry Pabyarzhin said on Wednesday.

    The information that Domracheva, a three-time Olympic champion, worked for the KGB appeared on the website of the Dynamo sports club, of which the famous biathlete was a member. Shortly after, the information was removed from the website as “outdated.”

    A number of independent media outlets had earlier reported that Domracheva, 29, was a senior lieutenant of the State Security Committee (KGB).

    In addition to being a three-time Olympic champion, Darya Domracheva is a two-time world champion and the proud winner of the 2014-2015 World Cup.

    Darya Domracheva is expecting a baby with Norwegian sports star Ole Einar Bjørndalen.

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    Olympic champion, KGB, biathlete, scandal, Dynamo sports club, Belarusian KGB, Ole Einar Bjørndalen, Dmitry Pabyarzhin, Darya Domracheva, Belarus
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