Moe takes over for Solskjær in Molde

Norway’s Molde Football Club has also decided to have its caretaker manager take over on a full-time basis, to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjær who went from caretaker to boss at Manchester United. Erling Moe, who’s been filling in during Solskjær’s absence, now just needs a contract himself. “I’m glad on Ole Gunnar’s behalf,” Moe told […]

Norwegians proud of hero Solskjær

“This is huge, huge for us and huge for him,” claimed one of the many Norwegian football commentators who were hailing the appointment on Thursday of Ole Gunnar Solskjær as Manchester United’s new full-time manager. They all agreed that Solskjær fully deserves one of the most visible football jobs in the world, while his homeland […]

Skiers grab new World Cup trophies

Norwegian cross-country skiers swept the World Cup rankings once again when the season officially ended in Canada over the weekend. The winner of the women’s overall World Cup even went to a Norwegian who isn’t Therese Johaug. Johaug, who made a brilliant comeback this season after a controversial doping suspension, was already assured of winning […]

Labour’s Skjæran to replace Giske

The Norwegian Labour Party has settled on a new deputy leader to replace Trond Giske, who’s been in trouble over several charges of sexual harassment. Bjørnar Skjæran, a farmer from Nordland who isn’t nationally known, is now expected to assume one of Labour’s highest positions after the party’s national annual meeting next month. The party’s […]

Skier takes federation back to court

Alpine skier Henrik Kristoffersen swapped his ski gear for a shirt and jacket on Tuesday, to head back into an Oslo court. He’s suing Norway’s national skiing federation to allow him to adorn his helmet with a private sponsor, instead of having to advertise for the national team’s sponsor. Kristoffersen insists he’s not being greedy […]

Aasheim takes the helm at Hydro

One of Norway’s biggest companies finally appointed a woman as its new chief executive on Monday, and Norsk Hydro’s shares were trading up nearly 2 percent by early afternoon. Hilde Merete Aasheim, who’s had a solid career at major Norwegian firms, will take over from Svein Richard Brandtzæg who wanted to step down after 33 […]

Mowinckel out for the season

Ragnhild Mowinckel, one of Norway’s skiing stars on the downhill slopes, suffered a bad fall during training in Andorra this week. She tore ligaments in her right knee and that put a sudden end to the season. It was the last thing Mowinckel expected or wanted, after winning two silver medals at last year’s Winter […]

19-year-old wins 500K dogsled race

Hanna Lyrek of Alta in Northern Norway must have felt right at home as she urged on her dogs during the 500-kilometer event in the annual Finnmarksløpet dogsled race. She became the youngest ever to win, and is thus Norway’s new national champion. The tough race over the wide open expanse of the Finnmark plateau […]

Skier Klæbo sentenced

Norwegian skiing sensation Johannes Høsflot Klæbo won lots of medals last week, but came home from the World Championships in Austria  to face a day in court this week. On Wednesday he lost his driver’s license, was sentenced to a 16-day suspended jail term and ordered to pay a hefty fine after a traffic accident […]

Speed skater Sverre soars

Amidst all the hype of the Nordic Skiing World Championships that ended over the weekend, another Norwegian winter sports star has been winning medals of his own. Speed skater Sverre Lunde Pedersen won another one over the weekend, claiming silver in the World Allround competition in Calgary, after winning more silver and even gold last […]