Norway prepares to beat England

Norway’s women’s national football team lived up to their motto of being “stronger together” once again over the weekend. After making it into the quarter-finals at the World Cup in France, they’re now preparing to face England, motivated by revenge. “We have talked about revenge already,” player Ingrid Syrstad Engen told Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) after […]

Football star hopes for quick recovery

Caroline Graham Hansen scored the first of two winning goals for Norway’s women’s national football team at the World Cup in France Monday night, only to injure her ankle after a collision with a South Korean opponent. Now she, the rest of the team and thousands of Norwegian fans are hoping for a quick recovery. […]

‘Best’ golf amateur turns pro

Norway’s young and highly promising golfer Viktor Hovland shocked players and spectators alike at the US Open at Pebble Beach over the weekend, when he ended the prestigious tournament four under par. He broke the record for an amateur set in 1960 by none other than gold legend Jack Nicklaus. “I didn’t know that, but […]

Coach proud after French thriller

Norway’s national women’s football team held off the heavily favoured French team through the first half of their second World Cup match Wednesday night, and lost 2-1 on a penalty kick. Coach Martin Sjögren was nonetheless “extremely proud” of his team’s performance. “We managed to perform in a very good manner,” Sjögren told state broadcaster […]

Bislett Games sold out

The venerable Bislett Stadium in Oslo was expecting a sell-out crowd Thursday evening for the annual Bislett Games, a track and field event that’s part of the international Diamond League competition. It’s the first time in Bislett Games’ 54-year history that all 14,200 seats were sold. Steinar Hoen, the former athlete who now leads the […]

Norway narrowly defeats Færø Islands

Norway’s men’s national football redeemed itself somewhat with a 2-0 victory over the Færø Islands Monday night, but head coach Lars Lagerbäck was not impressed, calling the match one of the “weakest” during his tenure. “I don’t know where I should begin,” a frustrated Lagerbäck told reporters when Norway’s latest qualifier for the European Championships […]

Nowegian men lost their defense

Norway’s men’s national football team was kicking itself after letting a 2-0 advantage disappear into a 2-2 tie against Romania on home turf at Ullevaal Stadiun in Oslo heading into the weekend. They thus lost a valuable chance in the latest round of qualifiers for the European Championships. “We haven’t learned,” upset player Joshua King […]

World Cup kicks off to a great start

Norway’s women’s national football team could hardly have had a better start at the World Cup in France this weekend, not least after all the pressure the women were under during the run-up. Their 3-0 victory in their opening match against Nigeria was literally a dream come true. “This is just so wonderful,” player Guro […]

Skier Kristoffersen drops sponsor appeal

Henrik Kristoffersen, Norway’s disgruntled slalom skier who sued the national ski federation for restricting his private sponsorships, has decided not to appeal his loss in the county court. He’s also agreed to a new contract with the national ski team. “There’s a time for everything and now we’ll start fresh,” Kristoffersen stated. “It’s tough to […]

Conflicts surround women’s football

One of Norway’s biggest football stars, Martin Ødegaard, has publicly scolded fellow football star Ada Hegerberg and all but told her to shut up. The normally mild-mannered Ødegaard seems completely fed up with Hegerberg’s ongoing complaints about Norwegian football management, and claims she’s “disturbing” the Norwegian national women’s team in their run-up to the World […]