Norway still kicking at World Cup trials

Norway’s national men’s football team redeemed itself, after a crushing loss to Turkey late last week, with a victory over Montenegro Tuesday night in its latest World Cup qualifier. The team also mounted yet another T-shirt demonstration against how World Cup host Qatar has mistreated thousands of migrant workers building football facilities over the past […]

Ski jumper recovering from bad fall

Norwegian ski jumper Daniel-André Tande was brought out of a coma over the weekend and was reportedly making progress at a hospital in Slovenia, after suffering a serious fall late last week. Teammates and rivals hailed him with a banner on the last day of the season in Planica. “Daniel Andre Tande! All the best […]

World Cup protest gains momentum

UPDATED: They won their latest qualifying match to play in the next World Cup, but Norway’s national men’s football team marked its uneasiness this week over Qatar as the World Cup’s venue. That grabbed international attention, and now Norway’s head coach hopes other national teams will also pressure Qatar into honouring human rights. Germany did, on […]

Qatar boycott now up to the players

Norway’s football federation (NFF) managed to avoid discussion over the weekend on rising calls to boycott the upcoming World Cup in Qatar. Now it may be up to the national football team’s players themselves to take up the ball, or at least try to make the international football federation FIFA more human-rights oriented. It was a […]

Norway drops Klæbo appeal

UPDATED: Top Norwegian skier Johannes Høsflot Klæbo had mostly experienced  victory, gold medals and admiration from fans all over the world, until last weekend. That’s when his controversial maneuver to get past arch rival Alexander Bolsjunov of Russia during the last race of the Nordic World Ski Championships ended with a disqualification that cost them […]

Skiing drama ends World Championships

Norway and Russia literally collided when the Nordic World Ski Championships ended Sunday with the tough men’s 50-kilometer race. The ensuing drama capped a week of triumph otherwise for Norway, which totally dominated the competition and collected 32 medals, only to leave with some bad feelings on all sides. The drama climaxed when Norwegian skiing star […]

More medals in ski jumping and relays

Norwegian winter sports stars kept mining more gold medals at the Nordic World Ski Championships this week. Some of the medals moved both the athletes and their coaches to tears. Skier Heidi Weng, for example, was so overcome with pride and joy after the Norwegian women’s team won relay gold at the Corona-plagued competition on […]

Corona spoils ski jumper’s championship

Norwegian ski jumper Halvor Egner Granerud was having an outstanding season and favoured at the Nordic Ski World Championships this week, until he tested positive for the Corona virus. The team’s press chief was also sent into isolation and then another Norwegian sports official was found to be breaking the rules by not wearing a […]

Gold rush continued for skiers

Norway’s winter sports stars had a day off along with all their rivals at the Nordic World Ski Championships in Oberstdorf on Monday. They could spend it admiring their piles of medals won during the weekend. The Norwegian skiers and ski jumpers were once again way ahead of the pack, with a total of 17 […]

Football clubs call for World Cup boycott

Norwegian football clubs from Tromsø in the north to Vålerenga in the south want to boycott the upcoming World Cup in Qatar. Even though Norway won’t be taking part, Norwegian football fans are fed up with what they consider high-level corruption that’s led to the deaths of thousands of construction workers on World Cup facilities […]