Teams blame field for Euro tie

The national men’s football teams for both Norway and Sweden could agree on one thing after their European Championship qualifying match at Ullevaal Stadium in Oslo Tuesday night: the condition of the field was “just terrible.” That was Norwegian player Joshua King’s description after the match ended in a 3-3 tie that disappointed both sides. […]

Skiers grab new World Cup trophies

Norwegian cross-country skiers swept the World Cup rankings once again when the season officially ended in Canada over the weekend. The winner of the women’s overall World Cup even went to a Norwegian who isn’t Therese Johaug. Johaug, who made a brilliant comeback this season after a controversial doping suspension, was already assured of winning […]

Skier takes federation back to court

Alpine skier Henrik Kristoffersen swapped his ski gear for a shirt and jacket on Tuesday, to head back into an Oslo court. He’s suing Norway’s national skiing federation to allow him to adorn his helmet with a private sponsor, instead of having to advertise for the national team’s sponsor. Kristoffersen insists he’s not being greedy […]

High court rejects reckless skiing appeal

Norway’s Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal from a 19-year-old skier who crashed into a young girl on an alpine slope and injured her for life. The 19-year-old was sentenced to 18 days in jail and ordered to pay NOK 75,000 after the reckless skiing incident in Telemark in February 2017. The victim […]

Mowinckel out for the season

Ragnhild Mowinckel, one of Norway’s skiing stars on the downhill slopes, suffered a bad fall during training in Andorra this week. She tore ligaments in her right knee and that put a sudden end to the season. It was the last thing Mowinckel expected or wanted, after winning two silver medals at last year’s Winter […]

19-year-old wins 500K dogsled race

Hanna Lyrek of Alta in Northern Norway must have felt right at home as she urged on her dogs during the 500-kilometer event in the annual Finnmarksløpet dogsled race. She became the youngest ever to win, and is thus Norway’s new national champion. The tough race over the wide open expanse of the Finnmark plateau […]

Holmenkollen ends with sighs of relief

Organizers of what’s now called the annual “Skifest” at Holmenkollen could heave a sigh of relief on Monday. They avoided the serious crowd control problems of last year and Norwegians won more medals, but turnout was relatively low despite brilliant sunshine on Sunday. Police reported that only around 10,000 people were in and around the […]

Police tackle chaos at Holmenkollen

Tens of thousands of winter sports fans are expected to head up to the Holmenkollen Ski Festival in Oslo this weekend, not least to see many of the new skiing- and ski-jumping World Champions in action. Organizers, police and transport officials aim to avoid the chaos that erupted at least year’s so-called “Skifest,” through better […]

Skier Klæbo sentenced

Norwegian skiing sensation Johannes Høsflot Klæbo won lots of medals last week, but came home from the World Championships in Austria  to face a day in court this week. On Wednesday he lost his driver’s license, was sentenced to a 16-day suspended jail term and ordered to pay a hefty fine after a traffic accident […]

Speed skater Sverre soars

Amidst all the hype of the Nordic Skiing World Championships that ended over the weekend, another Norwegian winter sports star has been winning medals of his own. Speed skater Sverre Lunde Pedersen won another one over the weekend, claiming silver in the World Allround competition in Calgary, after winning more silver and even gold last […]