Pedersen wins gold at Paralympics

Jesper Pedersen from Karmøy was cherishing Norway’s first gold medal at the Paralympics in South Korea, part of a new medals rush following the Winter Olympics last month. Pedersen’s victory in the men’s giant slalom sitting came after he’d already won the World Cup in his sport. “I don’t think I’ve realized this yet, it’s […]

Norway wins first Sochi Paralympics gold

Mariann Vestbøstad Marthinsen won Norway’s first gold medal at the Winter Paralympics in Sochi on Wednesday in the seated cross country ski sprint. Marthinsen triumphed in a close finish to cross the line just 0.1 of a second ahead of Tatyana McFadden from the USA. Marthinsen won all of the day’s heats, as well as […]

Princess, government drop Paralympics

Neither Norway’s Princess Martha Louise nor members of the Norwegian Government will be traveling to Sochi, Russia after all this week, to represent Norway at the Paralympics. Many Norwegian athletes are already in Sochi, though, with the Paralympics due to get underway at the site of the recent Winter Olympics this weekend. Norway’s Royal Palace […]