Bjørgen Norway’s biggest hope

Of the many medal hopes Norwegians have for the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships currently taking place in Oslo, Marit Bjørgen is arguably their highest – even if some thought she would retire from the sport just two years ago. On Thursday she got off to a great start, placing first in the women’s sprint […]

Marit Bjørgen wins second gold

TOP THREE. Gold medalist Marit Bjørgen (R) of Norway, Silver medalist Anna Haag (C) of Sweden and Bronze medalist Justyna Kowalczyk (L) of Poland celebrate on the podium during the medal ceremony of the Women’s 15km Cross Country Skiing competition at the Whistler Olympic Park in Whistler, Canada, 19 February 2010. She was thrilled when […]

Bjørgen secures Norway’s first gold

Norwegian sports fans had to wait five days for their first gold medal in the Winter Olympics, but it finally came on Wednesday when Marit Bjørgen won the Ladies’ Individual Sprint Classic. Bjørgen beat the heavily favored Justyna Kowalczyk of Poland, surprising everyone including herself. “Wow, was I really so far ahead,” she said during the run-up to […]