National football team bounces back

After a crushing defeat against Serbia last week that ruined their chances of playing in the next European Championships, Norway’s men’s football team bounced back over the weekend. They beat Romania by a score of 4-0, but still didn’t feel they redeemed themselves. The loss to Serbia will hurt for a long time, admitted star […]

Norway’s EuroCup hopes dashed

Norway’s men’s national football team has once again literally been kicked out of the competition to play in an international championship. The team includes some of the world’s brightest young football stars, but that didn’t help in Thursday night’s match against Serbia, even on home turf. It was a bitter loss for Norway, which hasn’t […]

Sports stars grab lots of attention

Rarely have Norwegian athletes grabbed so much international attention outside of the ski season as they have during the past few weeks. Norway suddenly has a rash of young stars at the top of their sports in football, track and field, tennis and golf, and they’re making headlines far beyond their homeland. This week it’s […]

DNT posts moose hunt warnings

Norway’s annual moose hunt seems to be taking priority over many Norwegians’ right to the great outdoors. Even the national trekking association DNT was warning Norwegians on Friday against hiking in areas where the moose hunt was getting underway, just as the annual autumn holiday weeks were, too. “Don’t go hiking in areas where there’s […]

Carlsen cashes in on Play Magnus

Norway’s World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen hasn’t only been winning at the chess board, but with his investments as well. Now his Play Magnus Group is seeking a listing on the Oslo Stock Exchange that prices the company he founded at nearly NOK 800 million (USD 85 million). The company evolved from the “Play Magnus” […]

National football team redeems itself

Norway’s national football team bounced back from a crushing defeat on home turf against Austria on Friday to a brilliant performance away against Northern Ireland. Erling Braut Haaland, Norway’s new football star, put on a “stunning show,” according to one local sports commentator, scoring two of Norway’s five goals. “He truly is a spectacular talent,” […]

Police drop DUI charges against Northug

Former Norwegian skiing star Petter Northug is still in big trouble after police caught him speeding and later found cocaine at his home in Oslo. Blood tests taken right after the speeding incident, however, showed he was not driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, so those charges have been dropped. Northug, age 34, […]

Northug admits to being an ‘idiot’

Norway’s former ski champion Petter Northug admitted on Friday to having  a “serious” problem with alcohol, narcotics and pills tied to “hard partying” since ending his skiing career two years ago. Northug repeatedly described his behaviour and lust for “intense experiences” as “idiotic” at a nationally televised press conference in Trondheim. Northug’s candid admission and […]

Hareide returns to Rosenborg

UPDATED: It’s been a memorable week for Åge Hareide, the Norwegian football coach who most recently was the popular leader of both Denmark’s national team and Malmö in Sweden. Hareide made a triumphant return to his roots on Tuesday, when rumours were confirmed that he’d resume leadership of Norway’s biggest football club, Rosenborg of Trondheim. […]

‘Legendary’ skier dead at 54

Norwegians were mourning the loss this week of alpine skier Finn Christian Jagge, who won Olympic gold at Albertville in 1992 and was considered “a legend” among Norway’s downhill racers. Jagge’s wife reported that he’d fallen suddenly ill and died at Ullevål University Hospital in Oslo. Details of the illness weren’t immediately released. Left behind […]