Finally a Norwegian victory in ‘Le Tour’

Edvald Boasson Hagen finally pulled off a Norwegian victory in the Tour de France on Friday, the first since 2014. After several photo-finishes that left him just so close, the 30-year-old Norwegian knocked out everyone else. Hagen had been frustrated, and well aware that his chances of winning a stage in the world’s greatest cycling race […]

Norway lets down women’s football

When Norway’s national women’s football team lost their opening match in the European Championships on Sunday, it wasn’t the only disappointment team players have had to deal with. Neither professional Norwegian clubs nor the national football federation NFF is willing to seriously invest in women’s football, a paradox in a country that otherwise prides itself on […]

Norway wins more gold in orienteering

The Norwegian relay team at the World Championships in orienteering won its 12th gold medal heading into the weekend, adding to its domination of the sport. The World Championships literally shone for the Norwegians and not least Olav Lundanes. He had already won gold last week in the long-distance race, which combines running through difficult courses […]

World champ defends his title

Norway doesn’t only have skiing and chess world champions, it’s also home to the four-time World Champion in long-distance foot orienteering, the sport that combines running with finding posts in forests. Olav Lundanes proved he’s better than anyone once again. “I was very, very exhausted, but it feels incredibly good to have managed this,” Lundanes, […]

Hopes still high in Tour de France

The three Norwegian cyclists taking part in this year’s Tour de France haven’t gotten off to the winning start they’d hoped for. They all thought they stood a chance of winning one of the early stages, and none had as of its fourth day, but they weren’t giving up. Alexander Kristoff, Norway’s top cyclist at present, was the […]

Ski racer signs back on again

Henrik Kristoffersen, the young Norwegian slalom skiing star who ran afoul of Norway’s national ski team, has signed on for a new season after all. He won’t be able to train with the team, however, until after October 1. Kristoffersen’s signing means he will be able to compete in both the World Cup and the upcoming Winter […]

Athletics leaders reveal big spending

After months of pressure, Norway’s national athletics federation has finally turned over its expense accounts for both the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia and the Youth Olympics in Lillehammer last year. Both revealed some lavish spending on luxury hotels, meals and alcoholic beverages, and now the federation has chosen a new leader to replace the one who […]

Irritated Carlsen redeems himself

UPDATED: Chess champ Magnus Carlsen, who performed poorly at home in the Norway Chess tournament last week, made a strong comeback at the Paris Grand Chess Tour this past week. That didn’t keep him from being irritated by a commentator’s criticism. The 26-year-old Carlsen had just won the rapid chess portion of the Grand Tour running through the […]

Worries whirl around Carlsen

UPDATED: Has Norway’s World Chess Champion lost his touch? That’s been the question swirling in his homeland this past week after Magnus Carlsen risked ending up dead last in the Norway Chess tournament that played out in Stavanger. Carlsen himself said his play was “among the worst I’ve ever done,” and those closest to him didn’t see […]

Warholm wins sports star status

UPDATED: Karsten Warholm has suddenly emerged as Norway’s great new hope in track and field events, overshadowing even the Ingebrigtsen brothers on home turf at Thursday night’s Bislett Games in Oslo. Warholm’s victory in the 400-meter hurdles caught lots of attentionm and then he beat everyone again at another Diamond League competition in Stockholm over […]