Taking the shine off Holmenkollen

NEWS COMMENTARY: The emotional outpouring over a skier’s misguided jump this week has amounted to one of those “only in Norway” sorts of stories. It says a lot about priorities in this small but often passionate country, for better or worse. There aren’t many other places in the world where a skier’s jump would dominate […]

Debate flies over ban on ski jumper

One of Norway’s top ski jumpers has been banned from competing in two World Cup events this weekend, after he spoiled the ceremonial opening of Oslo’s new Holmenkollen Ski Jump. Debate is flying, though, over whether his punishment is too harsh. Bjørn Einar Romøren (shown at right in recent action at the Winter Olympics) made a […]