Ødegaard finally debuted for Real Madrid

Martin Ødegaard, Norway’s football wonderboy, finally took the field Saturday night for his new club, Real Madrid. Not only that, he stepped in for Christiano Ronaldo and even got a hug from the football superstar. “I’m really happy and proud,” the 16-year-old Ødegaard told the club’s own TV channel after he became the youngest debutant ever […]

Cyclists hit the road in Tour of Norway

Nearly 200 professional cyclists from some of the world’s top teams hit the roads of southeastern Norway on Wednesday, as the annual Tour of Norway got underway in the small town of Årnes, just northeast of Oslo. Norwegian cycling star Alexander Kristoff led the pack for his Russian Team Katusha, but he wasn’t favoured to […]

Final hockey match ended with loss

Norway’s national ice hockey team left the World Championships in the Czech Republic this week with five losses and only two wins. Since they did manage to at least qualify for World Championship action again, they could only hope for better luck next time. The final match on Tuesday against Belarus ended with a score […]

Norway out of hockey World Championships

They scored another victory just before the weekend but lost badly later on, so Norway’s national ice hockey team also lost its chance to compete in the quarter-finals at the World Championships in the Czech Republic. They did, however, secure a spot in the championships next year. Friday’s win over Slovenia, by a score of 3-2, […]

Norwegian hockey team finally scored a victory

After three losses in a row, Norway’s national ice hockey team finally won a match in World Championship action Wednesday night. The victory increased the team’s chances of competing in the quarter-finals. The Norwegians beat Slovakia by a score of 3-2, with 19-year-old Mattias Nørstebø scoring two of the three winning goals. Newspaper Aftenposten reported how Nørstebø […]

Finland crushed Norway

Norway’s national ice hockey team may be over the worst at the World Championships in the Czech Republic, after losing its first three matches in a row, crowned by a crushing loss to Finland Monday night. The tournament can hardly get any worse, after the Norwegians had to face three of the best teams in the […]

Hockey team hits the ice again

Norway’s national ice hockey team was gamely heading out onto the ice again Monday evening at the World Championships in the Czech Republic, after suffering two losses in a row over the weekend. The losses weren’t unexpected. First came Norway’s loss to Russia as the Norwegians faced the ice hockey powerhouse in its opening match. […]

Hockey team poised for World Championships

Norway’s national ice hockey team faced an especially challenging start to the World Championships in the Czech Republic on Friday, as they were due to meet the powerhouse team from Russia. Then they’ll be up against the US and Finland, and they’re playing without the help of Norwegian hockey star Mats Zuccarello. Coach Roy Johansen […]

Former players jailed for match-fixing

Three of five former Norwegian football players charged with match-fixing were convicted and sentenced to jail on Wednesday, while two others were acquitted. Two gamblers also charged in the case have been convicted as well. “Norwegian football can never put this match-fixing behind it,” Yngve Hallén, president of the national football federation NFF, told news bureau NTB. […]

Ski season’s ‘last hurrah’ drew thousands

Norway’s last major ski race of the season, Skarverennet in the mountains above Geilo, sold out like normal this year, with 12,220 skiers taking part on Saturday. The traditional late-season race thus bucked the trend facing other races, which have seen attendance decline. Not even Norway’s famed Birkebeiner sold out this year, but all the start […]