Ice princess wins hearts, not medals

Norway’s first female Olympic figure skater in 50 years was never going to be a medal hope after just scraping into Thursday’s finals, but Anne Line Gjersem was thrilled just to be out on the ice. Earlier in the day three Norwegians took on the men’s ski cross, but none made it through to the […]

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 […]

Skicross victory boosts medal count

There were several disappointments for Norway on Sunday, when Aksel Lund Svindal failed to win an expected gold in the men’s combined giant slalom, when Ole Einar Bjørndalen had a bad day on the biathlon trail and when the women failed to place on their own biathlon platform. But then came Audun Grønvold out of nowhere […]