Norway had to settle for handball silver

Norway’s wildly popular women’s national handball team lost their title as World Champions on Sunday, after losing by two points to France. The loss put a damper on holiday spirits, but their consolation prize was the silver medal after this year’s World Championships in Germany. Norway had rolled over earlier competitors, not least the Russians, but […]

Norwegians advance to World Championship finals

Norway’s popular women’s national handball team made another demonstrative show of force on Friday, beating the Netherlands’ team by a score of 32-23. Their latest victory propels the Norwegian women to the finals of the handball world championships in Germany. State broadcaster NRK reported that the Norwegian women, who trounced their Russian rivals earlier in the […]

Norway trounces Russia, at least in handball

Norwegian media outlets were having a field day on Thursday, giving prominent coverage to how Norway’s popular women’s national handball team trounced Russia’s team in World Championship action in Germany Wednesday night. The Norwegian women beat their Russian counterparts by a score of 34-17 in the quarter-finals, after what media commentators called “majestic” play. State […]

Marathon man fastest in Europe

Norwegians were winning lots of World Cup ski races on two continents during the weekend, but they pale in comparison to the victory scored by marathon runner Sondre Nordstad Moen in Japan. Moen won the Fukuoka Open International Marathon, and became the fastest European in history. Moen ran the 26-mile course in just two hours, […]

New skiing hero undefeated

Johannes Høsflot Klæbo confirmed his spot as Norway’s new wonderboy of cross-country skiing star and hero as well at the World Cup events in Lillehammer over the weekend. First he won the men’s sprint and the 15-kilometer race as snow fell on Saturday, and then he won the tough 30-kilometer race in brilliant sunshine on […]

Northug forced to drop training

UPDATED: “This is a crisis for Petter Northug,” exclaimed former long-distance skier and NRK commentator Fredrik Aukland after Norway’s former cross-country skiing star did so poorly in the weekend’s World Cup prologue events in Lillehammer that he dropped out and went home. On Monday, leaders of the men’s national ski team dropped Northug off the […]

Lillestrøm wins championship over Sarpsborg

Lillestrom football club (LSK) prevailed in front of King Harald V and thousands of fans at Norway’s national Ullevaal football stadium in Oslo to win the men’s Norwegian  football championship on Sunday. It’s popularly known as the Cup Final, and the biggest football match of the year. Lillestrøm beat rival club Sarpsborg 08 by a […]

Svindal ‘stunned’ skiing world again

Aksel Lund Svindal, Norway’s top downhill racer in recent years, made himself historic again during the weekend when he all but flew down a mountainside in Colorado to claim his fourth victory at the men’s World Cup downhill race in Beaver Creek. “What a demonstration of power,” exclaimed Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK)’s alpine skiing commentator Marius […]

Northug flops in opening race

Norwegian skier Petter Northug, who’s been in the news all week because of a new conflict with Norway’s national ski federation (Norges Skiforbund), didn’t make the debut expected of him when he raced for the first time this season at a national event at Gålå. He finished 17th, while one of his fellow Norwegians excelled […]

Students were behind Northug’s stunt

A group of three students at Norway’s prestigious business school Norges Handelshøyskole (NHH) created the altered photos of national ski team officials that disgruntled skier Petter Northug posted on social media to mock them. Now they’re unhappy that their stunt is causing more problems for Northug, who’s reportedly “far down in the dumps” after the officials […]