Star golfer met hatred on the green

Suzann Pettersen

Suzann Pettersen has been Norway’s star golfer for nearly two decades, but experts claim she now may be irreversibly tarnished. The respect she’s commanded suddenly dissolved into hatred after she controversially contested a putt during the weekend’s Solheim Cup tournament between professional women golfers from Europe and the US. At first she defended herself, but later apologized. The reaction to Pettersen’s decision to point […]

Oslo Marathon disrupts city traffic

Around 25,000 runners were expected to take part in the annual Oslo Marathon on Saturday, and officials were warning of major traffic disruption in the Norwegian capital. Many streets and busstops were set to close and most all public transport routes altered. Motorists were being told to avoid driving into the downtown area on Saturday, with even […]

Northug wins a meeting with ski federation

Petter Northug

The drama around Norwegian skier Petter Northug, currently banned from the national ski team this season, took a new turn on Thursday when the country’s ski federation agreed to meet with the controversial champion. He won a new chance to try to cut a deal with the national skiing authorities, and also hang on to his lucrative […]

Ski federation dumps Northug

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Norway’s national ski federation (Norges Skiforbund) has lost patience with champion skier Petter Northug and his refusal to accept an offer he’d received to be part of Norway’s men’s national ski team in the coming winter’s international competition. Now the federation is moving ahead without Northug on the team. The federation declared on Monday that it would […]

Rosenborg rolls to top of the league

Trondheim’s local football club Rosenborg has secured the Norwegian league championship even though the season isn’t over yet. Rosenborg’s victory on Sunday over Stabæk of Bærum secured it the points needed to win, at a level that no other team has a chance left to match. The 1-0 victory came in overtime, after Stabæk managed […]

National team jubilant after latest Euro qualifier

Norway’s national football team was singing and dancing in the locker room after they beat Croatia in the squad’s latest qualifying match for the European Championships next year (Euro 2016). Norway won by a score of 2-0, even though one of the goals was later classified as a Croatian blunder. Both were initially credited to Jo […]

National football team keeps Euro2016 dream alive

Norway’s national football team kept its dream of qualifying for the European Championships alive after it beat Bulgaria’s team by a score of 1-0 in Sofia Thursday night. Vegard Forren’s goal gave Norway the points needed to stay in the running, quite literally. Football commentators said the match played in Bulgaria’s capital wasn’t especially exciting […]

‘Worst world championships ever’

Norwegian sports bureaucrats, commentators and the athletes themselves have been rehashing the recent track and field world championships in Beijing, and their conclusion was clear: Norway logged its worst showing ever. Hurdler Isabelle Pedersen’s ninth-place finish was the best Norway could offer at the IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations) World Championships 2015. Newspaper Aftenposten noted that was […]

Athletes take on Internet trolls

Therese Johaug also won the overall World Cup in the women's division, leaving Norway with a double victory at the end of a triumphant season. PHOTO: Internatinal Ski Federation FIS

Norwegian skiing star Therese Johaug isn’t sure if it’s envy or a lust for some sort of revenge that prompts some people to constantly make negative, insulting and usually anonymous comments about others online. She’s now joining a national campaign to take on the so-called “trolls” and bullies of the Internet. “Even when you’re a public […]

Norwegians absent from own Arctic Race’s podium

The Arctic Race of Norway ended Sunday without even Norwegian star cyclist Alexander Kristoff on the overall winners’ podium. Rein Taaramäe of Estonia won the four-day race, with Norwegian Edvald Boasson Hagen coming in fourth. The race was nonetheless viewed as a success, thanks to mostly good weather and spectacular scenery along the way. Now […]