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Young Ingebrigtsen is finally satisfied

Norway's newest World Champion athlete has been viewed as "cocky and arrogant" once again, but feels he's been misunderstood. Jakob Ingebrigtsen insists he simply wants to do his best, and was only happy after he won a gold medal...

Search on for new women’s coach

He'd claimed he had no intention of quitting, but after two disastrous results at the Women's European Championships in England, head coach Martin Sjögren ended up being dismissed by Norway's national football federation (NFF). Now he's downplaying his departure...

‘Relax, she’s only 4th in line…

... to the throne in Norway." That's how one of Norway's most respected commentators summed up the news this week that Princess Martha Louise plans, as expected, to marry an American who calls himself "Shaman Durek" and has supported...

New leader for the new MUNCH

Few were surprised when Tone Hansen was chosen earlier this month to be the new director of Oslo's still-new Munch Museum (MUNCH). She's been a highly respected and central figure in Norwegian cultural circles for years, and now she's...

Kygo ran into some tax trouble

UPDATED: Norwegian tax authorities placed a heavy tax claim this month on electronic music pioneer Kyrre Gørvell-Dahll, better known as Kygo. Newspaper Dagens Næringsliv (DN) reported this week that he earned NOK 46.2 million in 2020 but apparently forgot...

Curling star dies at 50

Thomas Ulsrud won lots of attention for his team's flashy pants at the Winter Olympics, but also for his near-legendary skills in the sport of curling. On Tuesday evening Ulsrud died at age 50 after what Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK)...

PST boss comes under fire

The leader of Norway's police intelligence unit PST, Hans Sverre Sjøvold, has landed in trouble again over his earlier illegal possession of weapons, now over how he let subordinates in the Oslo Police Department get rid of them for...

Football star indicted for tax evasion

Norway's economic crimes unit Økokrim has indicted one of Norway's most high-profile former professional football players for criminal tax evasion. John Carew is accused of failing to pay around NOK 5.4 million in taxes on his income and personal fortune. Various...

Women’s football team reunited

Norway's national women's football team is back on a roll, after settling a long conflict with star player Ada Hegerberg and getting its captain Maren Mjelde in place after a serious knee injury. Norway beat Kosovo late last week...

Crown Prince visits troops

NATO troops training in Northern Norway got a visit from Norwegian Crown Prince Haakon last week, who carries the rank of both admiral and four-star general himself. He needs to avoid any political stands, but made it clear that...

Ullmann covets ‘honorary’ Oscar

Norwegian actress and film director Liv Ullmann was twice nominated for Academy Awards and didn't win, but now she can bring home perhaps an even more special Oscar statuette. Ullmann herself claims she's "very proud" to have been presented...

Jordan’s king made quick visit to Oslo

Oslo police had sent out a warning on social media that there would be "unusual" helicopter activity over Oslo last weekend, and there sure was: King Abdullah of Jordan landed in Oslo for "political discussions" and official courtesy calls...

Petrenko not proud of Putin

The former conductor of the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Russian-born Vasily Petrenko, has sharply criticized Russian President Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine. He also quickly decided to drop all artistic work in his homeland. Petrenko, who conducted the Oslo Philharmonic from 2013...

Paralympics ‘king’ home ‘for a rest’

Skier Jesper Saltvik Pedersen could come home to Norway this week as the widely hailed "King" of the Paralympics. By they time they'd ended on Sunday, Pedersen had won four gold medals and one silver, and could proudly carry...

Ski jumper in tears after a big win

Norwegian ski jumper Daniel-André Tande scared himself, his teammates and the rest of the country after a terrible fall last year. He made an amazing comeback at the World Cup in his homeland over the weekend, and promptly burst...

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