Svindal wrote off World Cup hopes

Norwegian downhill ski star Aksel Lund Svindal all but threw away his lead at the World Cup finals in Lenzerheide in Switzerland on Thursday. He garnered no points at all for his 16th place finish in the super-G, his worst placing in three years. “I was not good enough,” Svindal told Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK). “I made […]

Bjørndalen greatest winter Olympian

UPDATED: Veteran athlete Ole Einar Bjørndalen became the most successful winter Olympian in history on Wednesday afternoon, when Norway clinched the gold medal in the biathlon mixed relay. The 40-year-old surpassed the record holder, Norwegian cross country legend Bjørn Dæhlie, with a medal haul of eight gold, four silver and one bronze. “It feels completely […]

Beaten on slopes, trails and tracks

UPDATED: Norway’s Olympic team suffered more devastating blows over the weekend, also after the ladies’ cross-country gold medal favourites limped home to a disappointing fifth-place finish. There were no silver linings to be found in the day’s other events, as the Norwegians also failed to medal in the Super-G downhill skiing, speed skating and large […]

Berger mined more gold, not Svindal

Norway’s biathlon queen Tora Berger pulled in more gold medals this week after competing again on Friday night at her “ski-shooting” sport’s world championships in the Czech Republic. Her fellow Norwegian skiing star, Aksel Lund Svindal, wasn’t as fortunate on Friday afternoon. Svindal, competing and setting records at the alpine world championships in Austria this […]

Svindal glad he’s getting a break

Norway’s skiing sensation Aksel Lund Svindal now says he’s happy about a break in the World Championships events schedule, with no further major events for him until Friday. A disappointing run on Monday left him limping after he had trouble on the mountain. Svindal, who made racing history over the weekend, hasn’t been training for […]

Downhill racer makes history

Norway’s downhill skiing star Aksel Lund Svindal was the subject of universal praise over the weekend after he won yet another gold medal in the World Championships and did something that no other male skier had ever done before: Svindal became the first man to win gold in four World Championships in a row. Sweden’s […]

Great day for two downhill racers…

Kjetil Jansrud (right) skied a fabulous second run at the Winter Olympics’ Men Giant Slalom in Whistler on Tuesday, edging out his favoured teammate Aksel Lund Svindal to win the silver medal. Jansrud held the lead for a long time and looked set to take the gold, but he in turn was edged out in the end […]