Ingebrigtsen cashing in

Jakob Ingebrigtsen, one of Norway’s young track and field stars, is already reaping the rewards of his success this summer, not least his gold medal at the delayed Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Bonuses, extended sponsor agreements and lucrative fees for taking part in sporting events all mean the 20-year-old can cash in at an early […]

Scandalized Brann players apologize

Nine players for the Bergen football club Brann were urged by their coach to finally apologize for late-night partying inside the club’s stadium two weeks ago. The party set off a scandal that already has led to the firing of one player and contract termination agreements for two others. All 12 players involved have been […]

Record price for football player

Martin Ødegaard of Drammen has become Norway’s most expensive football player ever, after the Arsenal Football Club in London reportedly offered to pay as much as EUR 40 million (NOK 425 million) for his “permanent transfer” from Real Madrid. After days of speculation, Arsenal could finally present him as a team player heading into the […]

Olympic medalists win heroes welcome

Water canons sprayed over the private jet that brought Olympic heroes Karsten Warholm, Eivind Henriksen and their medals back to Norway on Friday, after they won gold and silver medals in Tokyo this week. Warholm generated headlines worldwide, after shattering his own world record and running what’s been branded as the best race in Olympic […]

Tennis star Ruud really on a roll

Casper Ruud, the 22-year-old Norwegian tennis player from Snarøya just outside Oslo, is having a fabulous year and making a huge impact on his sport at home. Now his father and manager Christian Ruud, a former tennis pro himself, thinks his son will break into the top 10 in the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP). […]

Norway cheers for Warholm’s triumph

Congratulations were pouring in for Norway’s track and field star Karsten Warholm Tuesday morning, after he broke his own world record at the Summer Olympics in Tokyo Monday night. His victory in the 400-meter hurdles was branded as both historic and spectacular.  “You are just fantastic Warholm,” gushed Prime Minister Erna Solberg on social media […]

Warholm sets new world record

Norwegian track star Karsten Warholm set a new world record in the 400-meter hurdles on home turf at the Bislett Games in Oslo Thursday evening. He later joked that he was so tired of hearing about Kevin Young’s nearly 39-year-old world record that he decided to break it. It didn’t take long before Young himself […]

Unrest over ‘no’ to Qatar boycott

NEWS ANALYSIS: The national Norwegian football federation’s rejection of a boycott of the World Cup in Qatar hasn’t halted harsh criticism of either Qatar or those heading both the international foodball federation FIFA and NFF (Norges Fotballforbund). NFF President Terje Svendsen claimed there were “no winners of losers” in the heated debate over whether professional […]

Influence preferred over Qatar boycott

Intense pressure from Norwegian football fans and players has prompted Norway’s national football association to join a Nordic effort to put more pressure of their own on the international football federation FIFA. They clearly prefer more influence over FIFA to any boycott of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, where officials have been accused […]

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 […]