Swedish royals snub anniversary

The Swedish king and queen have reportedly declined an invitation to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Norway’s constitution, grunnloven. The document announcing Norway’s freedom and independence was signed on May 17, 1814, just after Norway had been taken from Denmark and awarded to Sweden following the Napoleonic Wars. Both the Danish and Swedish royals had […]

Bitter aftermath to major match

The days following the European Championship qualifying football match between Scandinavian rivals Norway and Denmark in Oslo on Saturday evening have seen recriminations between the two nations as bitter as the cold weather on the night of the match itself. TV2, which broadcast the 1-1 draw, confirmed that 1.2 million viewers tuned in to watch […]

‘Battle of the North’ ends in draw

The Norwegian national football team left it until the 82nd minute to ensure that they avoided defeat in the long-awaited ‘Battle of the North’ against Denmark in Oslo on Saturday, with the European Championship qualifying match ending 1-1 after Erik Huseklepp’s late equalizer. The Danish visitors led the game for most of the match after […]

Norway awaits ‘Battle of the North’

Football coach Egil “Drillo” Olsen will be leading Norway’s national team into its crucial and much-anticipated European Championship qualifying match against Scandinavian rival Denmark on Saturday, without three first-choice players. The match, dubbed “The Battle of the North” by Nordic media, is also seen as one of the most important ever for Drillo himself. The […]