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National team disappoints its fans

Norway's national football team has some of the best professional players in the world, but just can't seem to make it work. Tuesday night's latest loss to Serbia knocked them out of the top spot in their Nations League...

Coach defends Haaland and his fortunes

Never before has a Norwegian football player done so well, attracted so much attention or earned so much money so quickly as 22-year-old Erling Braut Haaland. Now the coach of Norway's national team has stepped in to defend Haaland...

Norway on a roll at cycling championships

Norway suddenly produced another cycling champion this week, but it wasn't as much of a surprise as its first gold medal at the cycling world championships going on in Australia. Søren Wærenskjold was already known as one of the...

Norway boasts surprise cycling champ

Not even many Norwegians had heard of cyclist Tobias Foss, but sports commentators claimed he made Norwegian cycling history by winning the UCI Road World Championship in tempo cycling in Wollongong, Australia over the weekend. "It's incredibly impressive," Thor Hushovd,...

Ruud’s triumph reflects a new era

Norwegian athletes aren't just excelling in skiing any longer. Tennis player Casper Ruud is the latest to catapult to the top of his sport internationally, joining the ranks of other young Norwegian superstars in football, track and field, chess...

National team rolls over Albania

They'd already qualified to play in the World Cup next year, but Norway's national women's football team more than secured their spot by crushing Albania in the last of the matches for its group. Sophie Román Haug scored three...

New football coach wins right away

Hege Riise had good reason to smile from ear to ear after her first victory as the new head coach of the Norwegian women's national football team. The victory also secured the team a spot in the World Cup...

New citizen came home with silver

A 36-year-old man who just became a Norwegian citizen two years ago came home to Stavanger earlier this week with Norway's last medal from the European Championships. Zerei Kbrom Mezngi came to Norway as a refugee from Eritrea in...

Warholm ‘relieved’ after latest gold medal

Norwegian athlete Karsten Warholm just wanted to "enjoy the moment" after winning his latest European Championship and setting another record in the 400-meter hurdles. He made a triumphant return from injury earlier this season and was mighty relieved. "I've learned...

Ingebrigtsen accused of arrogance again

Norwegian runner Jakob Ingebrigtsen resorted once again to complaints and what some sports commentators viewed as arrogance this week, even after winning his fourth European Championship in Munich Thursday night. The 21-year-old from a family of athletes also set...

Golden comeback for Norway Cup

Norway's huge international football tournament for children and youth is celebrating its 50th anniversary this summer, but with two fewer flags waving on the sidelines. Both Russia and Belarus were banned last spring following Russia's invasion of Ukraine, and...

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...

Emir of Qatar’s yacht grabs attention

One of the world's largest yachts sailed into the southern Norwegian port of Kristiansand over the weekend and quickly attracted media coverage. Wealthy Norwegians own lots of yachts, too, but not quite as big as the emir's Al Lusail. It's...

Coach hangs on after Women’s Euro2022 fiasco

The coach of Norway's national women's football team fended off calls for his resignation during the weekend, after the Norwegians were knocked out of the European Championships (Euro2022). Some of the players themselves literally felt sick after losing 1-0...

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