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 […]

Kjøll wins athletics’ leadership struggle

Years of criticism over male-dominated leaders who spent lots of money on themselves culminated Sunday in an uproar at Norway’s large and powerful national athletics federation. Delegates to its annual meeting narrowly elected Berit Kjøll as their new president, ousting both the incumbent and the man nominated by the organization’s own election committee. “I have […]

Skier Kristoffersen loses sponsor fight

The Oslo County Court has ruled against slalom skier Henrik Kristoffersen in his lawsuit against Norway’s national ski federation, Norges Skiforbund. He had sued the federation in order to ski with his own sponsorship logo on his helmet, but the court sided in favour of the ski team’s over the individual’s. The long-awaited verdict was […]

Oslo, Trønder folks most eager to ski

Most Norwegians still enjoy heading out on a ski trip, especially those living in Oslo and the country’s central region of Trøndelag. New figures from state statistics bureau SSB (Statistics Norway) indicates, however, that the classic winter sport has become somewhat less popular in recent years. SSB compared responses for the years 2011, 2014 and […]

Asker hockey club best in Norway

After years of dominance by major Norwegian ice hockey clubs like Storhamar and not least the Stavanger Oilers, players for the small suburban club Frisk Asker could finally skate their way to victory earlier this week. That allowed them to don gold helmets and bask in the adulation of hometown fans. First they beat Lillehammer in […]

Hovland relishes US Masters’ triumph

Just playing in the US Masters golf tournament was a huge accomplishment for the 21-year-old Viktor Hovland of Oslo. When he also won the title as best amateur player he was all but speechless. “I couldn’t be happier than I am now,” he told Norsk Golf magazine when it was all over after a weekend […]