Usain Bolt failed to impress

Famed runner Usain Bolt has finished his week-long training session with the Norwegian football club Strømsgodset in Drammen but no one was predicting he’d have much success as a professional football player. Bolt was frustrated. Newspaper Aftenposten reported that Bolt was only given 20 minutes to play for the club against Norway’s national U19 team […]

Brazil took revenge over Norway

An unusual and much-hyped football match played out at Ullevaal Stadium during the weekend, with oldtimers from the World Cup in 1998 meeting again after 20 years. This time Brazil’s re-united national team beat Norway’s, by a score of 3-0. The match was initiated by newspaper Aftenposten, who gave it so much coverage that it […]

Warholm beaten, Ingebrigtsen wins

Norway’s World Champion runner Karsten Warholm is having a tough start to this year’s track and field season. He lost another race in the 400-meter hurdle for the third time in a row over the weekend, while 17-year-old Jakob Ingebrigtsen won a 1,500-meter race but had no chance to celebrate. The track and field action […]

Hurdle blunder spurs apologies

Arrangers of Thursday night’s otherwise popular Bislett Games in Oslo were red-faced and apologizing after a setting up a hurdle in the women’s 3,000 meter race that was 15 centimeters higher than it should have been. Some of the women jumped right over it, but several others were halted by it, right at the start […]

Future uncertain for historic stadium

None of their Norwegian athletic heroes won Thursday night, but local sports fans nontheless filled Oslo’s iconic Bislett Stadium for the annual Diamond League event known as Bislett Games. Now its future is in doubt, because of a lengthy construction project needed to expand Oslo’s metro system right under the stadium. Around 15,000 spectators clapped and […]

Norwegian wins spot in US Open

One of the few people who didn’t seem surprised that young golfer Kristoffer Reitan has qualified to play in the US Open is Reitan himself. His historic qualification makes him the first Norwegian man to ever make it into one of the biggest golf tournaments of them all. “This was absolutely unexpected!” Øyvind Rojahn, top […]

‘Circus Bolt’ came to Drammen

It created a bit of a sensation when the world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt, showed up in the mid-sized Norwegian city of Drammen this week, to train with the local football club Strømsgodset. He insists he’s just there to “get fit” again and “train with the guys,” and maybe learn a thing or two. Norwegian Broadcasting […]

Norwegian advanced in the French Open

Casper Ruud is only 19 years old but he managed to advance on Monday in the prestigious French Open tennis tournament. “This is huge,” exclaimed his Facebook page, and Norwegian media seemed to agree. Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) wrote that the young man representing the Snarøya Tennis Club located just west of Oslo almost seemed to […]

Rowing is part of patriotic tradition

HAUGESUND: 17th of May celebrations can include some unique local traditions around Norway. In the West Coast city of Haugesund, not far from the historic Viking settlement at Avaldnes on Karmøy, rowing is a big part of the program. “Competitive rowing on Smedasundet (the sound through Haugesund’s downtown area) is Haugesund’s oldest tradition,” proclaims the […]

Losing streak plagues Norway’s national hockey team

Norway has been putting on a weak performance at the world championships in Denmark, failing to score a single goal in its first three matches against Finland, Canada and Denmark. Newspaper Dagsavisen reported Saturday that the national team has been dubbed “Sportsklubben 0-15,” a reference to its 0-7 loss to Finland, its 0-5 loss to […]