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Sports bosses paid millions for PR

The men who've recently been running Norway's national athletics federation paid out nearly NOK 5 million in just a few months to drum up...

Youth Olympics’ success rekindled a flame

The Youth Olympics held in Lillehammer last week closed on Sunday, and was widely viewed as a big success. That's prompted some sports fans to...

Lillehammer ready for Youth Olympics

Known for hosting what's widely known as "the best Winter Olympics ever" in 1994, the Norwegian city of Lillehammer was ready to start hosting...

Reaction muted over Beijing Olympics

Norwegian sports officials congratulated their counterparts in Beijing after the Chinese capital was named to host the Winter Olympics in 2022, but there there...

Criticism flies over failed Olympic bid

Norwegian sports and city officials did a bad job of fronting their failed bid to host the Winter Olympics in 2022 and have themselves to...

Ex-OL boss rises from the sewers

Eli Grimsby, who led the failed effort to win support for a Winter Olympics in Oslo, won't be returning to her old job working in...

Olympic booster calls it quits

Børre Rognlien, president of Norway's national athletics federation and the Norwegian Olympic Committee, says he won't stand for re-election when his term ends next...

IOC blamed for killing OL spirit

"Absurd" demands made by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) were catching most of the blame on Thursday for the decision by top Norwegian politicians to...

Ruling party says ‘NO’ to Olympics

After three years of public debate and three hours of "long and good" discussions amongst themselves, Members of Parliament from the ruling Conservative Party voted against...

Solberg caught in Olympic battle

The heated debate over whether Oslo should bid to host the Winter Olympics in 2022 has created an Olympic-sized headache for Prime Minister Erna...

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