Sundby’s appeal branded as ‘useless’

Experienced atheletes’ attorneys told state broadcaster NRK that it’s all but impossible for Norwegian skiing star Martin Johnsrud Sundby to try to get his doping conviction evaluated by the high court in Switzerland. Sundby is so desperate to clear his name, though, that he’s keen to try. Norwegian media was full of stories earlier this week that Sundby […]

‘Tutta’ wants a baby and Tokyo comeback

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Norwegian golfer Suzann Pettersen, nicknamed “Tutta” back home, had been among Norway’s gold medal hopes at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, but wound up in 10th place instead. Now she’s setting her sights on starting a family and training for a comeback at the next Summer Olympics in Tokyo in 2020. “I won’t wait […]

‘Worst’ Olympics for Norway in 52 years

Norwegian athletes put on a mostly disappointing performance at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, which ended over the weekend. PHOTO: Wikipedia

With only four medals and none of them in gold or silver, Norwegian athletes chalked up their worst Olympic performance in Rio de Janeiro since the summer games in Tokyo in 1964. Promises that Norway would do much better than it did last time in London were not fulfilled. Not even international superstars like golfer […]

Handball gold medal hopes dashed by a point

Norway’s long-triumphant women’s handball team has won three Olympic gold medals and most championship tournaments over the years, but now their hopes for another Olympic victory have been dashed. The highly popular håndballjentene (handball girls) lost their semi-final match against Russia by just one point Thursday night, and they all collapsed into tears. State broadcaster NRK […]

Runner regrets being a bully

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Filip Ingebrigtsen, part of a sports-minded and highly competitive Norwegian family that’s been getting lots of publicity lately, now regrets that he bullied his way into a better position during the men’s 1,500-meter race at the Olympics in Rio on Tuesday. He ended up getting disqualified, and now must spend the rest of the Olympics watching from […]

Handball team moves on to semi-finals

Norway’s women’s handball team rolled over Sweden in an important match at the Olympics in Rio on Tuesday, dominating play and winning by a score of 33-20. While some Swedish players cried over their humiliating loss, the Norwegians were jubilant and their own opening loss to hometown favourites Brazil was all but forgotten. Brazil’s team, […]

Wrestler won Olympic bronze for his late mother

“Mama, we reached our goal,” an emotional Stig-Andre Berge cried out after winning Norway’s first Olympic medal in wrestling since 1992. Berge beat Rovshan Bayramov of Azerbaijan after a tough match that left him with two black eyes and a split lip. “This is no gentleman’s sport,” Berge told Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) after winning his […]

Rowers win Norway’s first medal in Rio

Rowers Olaf Tufte and Kjetil Borch secured Norway its first medal in the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday, a bronze in the men’s double sculls final, but Tufte was disappointed the medal wasn’t gold. “Right now I’m disappointed, because I think we could have done better,” said the 40-year-old rower who nonetheless became […]

Brazilian spectators boo Norway’s ‘handball girls’

Norway’s national women’s handball team, affectionately known as the country’s håndballjentene (handball girls), were smiling again after winning their last two matches at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. That raised spirits after an initial opening match loss to Brazil, but now they’re being booed by Brazilian spectators. The Norwegians won their second match, against powerhouse Spain, earlier this week […]

Olympics off to a poor start for Norway

Norwegian athletes did not get off to a good start when the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro finally got underway during the weekend. Norway, known for topping results in the Winter Olympics, suffered one major disappointment after another. “We’ll just hope that someone shows better form than what we’ve seen so far,” Jann Post, commentator […]