Norway-Aksel Lund Svindal, a two-time Olympic ski champion, underwent surgery after being diagnosed with testicular cancer 

Svindal, 39, announced his retirement from skiing after winning a silver medal in his final downhill race at the World Championships in re, Sweden, in February 2019 

He won the super-G at the 2010 Vancouver Games and the downhill at the 2018 Pyeongchang Games, giving him four Olympic medals 

won the World Cup overall title in 2006-07 and 2008-09. 

His 36 World Cup race victories tie him for seventh place on the all-time men's list with Austria's Benjamin Raich

Svindal broke bones in his face and sliced open his groin and abdomen in November 2007 

a bad crash while downhill training in Beaver Creek, Colorado But he quickly returned to being one of the top competitors on the circuit 

Skiing champion Aksel Lund Svindal is undergoing testicular cancer surgery