‘Tutta’ ends career on a high note

Norway’s star golfer Suzann Pettersen couldn’t have hoped for a better end to a brilliant career on Sunday, when she putted her way to victory for Europe’s team at the Solheim Cup. Shortly after all the cheering and praise, the queen of the course known as “Tutta” at home in Norway declared herself “completely done” […]

Norway hangs on to Euro2020 hopes

After beating Malta and tying with Sweden over the weekend, Norway’s national men’s football team isn’t giving up hopes of qualifying for the European Championships next year (Euro2020). Norway is currently, however, only in fourth place in its qualifying group that’s topped by powerhouse Spain. “We’re still in the game,” claimed Norwegian captain Stefan Johansen, […]

Solskjær vs Solskjær made papa proud

Ole Gunnar Solskjær, the Norwegian coach of the legendary Manchester United football club, got to see his own teenage son make his professional debut, as a rival at home in Norway Tuesday night. The 19-year-old Noah Solskjær plays for the family’s hometown club in Kristiansund, which faced off against Manchester United in a training match […]

Swimmer could finally celebrate silver

Norway’s new swimming star, Henrik Christiansen, was jubilant after his performance at the recent World Championships in South Korea. He could come home triumphant to a country still mourning the loss of its former world champ, Alexander Dale Oen. No Norwegian swimmer had won a long-distance medal in the World Championships since Oen’s gold in […]

Gamers cashed in at world championship

Norway was well-represented at the first Epic Games’ world e-sport championship in gaming over the weekend. Emil “Nyhrox” Bergquist Pedersen of Tønsberg won the duo competition along with his Austrian partner, Tomas “Aqua” Arnould, while two other Norwegian teenagers finished 24th and 29th in solo play. They’ll all come home considerably wealthier, with Pedersen and […]

Long-distance swim turned dramatic

Organizers of a long-distance swim over the Oslo Fjord were facing criticism this week, after more than half the participants had to be plucked out of the water by search and rescue vessels. “This was more dramatic than I had hoped,” one well-trained participant told state broadcaster NRK. Frank Løke was among those swimming over […]

Carlsen loses on chess financing

Chess experts think Norwegian champ Magnus Carlsen may have damaged his reputation by allegedly trying to influence voting on a major financing issue for Norway’s national chess federation. It failed Sunday night, blocking the effort that could have ended the state lottery’s monoply on betting in the country. Norwegian authorities have allowed the state-sanctioned Norsk Tipping to […]

Critics lash out at Magnus Carlsen

Norwegian chess champion Magnus Carlsen has been playing brilliantly lately, but now even many of his longtime supporters in Norway are wondering whether his success and position in the chess world may be going to his head. Critics are accusing him of both paying for influence over the national chess federation and sabotaging plans for […]

Football women proud despite loss

Norwegian football fans and their national women’s football team are out of the World Cup after England all but rolled over them Thursday night. They’re still proud of making it into the quarter-finals after lots of earlier conflicts, and playing well as a united team. “This is absolutely no fiasco,” one of Norway’s star players, […]

Carlsen shakes up chess federation

Norway’s chess champion Magnus Carlsen topped the national news on Tuesday after he launched and funded a new chess club that sparked instant controversy. It’s entirely aimed at all but forcing the national chess federation (Norges Sjakkforbund, NSF) to promote changes that would liberalize both gambling in Norway and sports sponsorship rules. “This is a […]