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‘Secret’ IOC demands stir suspicion

Norway's national athletics federation (Norges Idrettsforbund, NIF) has received a 7,000-page list from the International Olympic Committee (IOC), setting out the requirements Oslo would...

First figure skating final in 50 years

A Swedish slip-up during the ladies' short program on Wednesday night secured Norwegian figure skater Anne Line Gjersem a spot in Thursday's free skating...

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...

‘Golden girls’ win team sprint

Norwegian cross country skiers Marit Bjørgen and Ingvild Flugstad Østberg were unstoppable in the women's classic team sprint final at the Sochi Olympics on...

Ice hockey team knocked out of Olympics

Norway's struggling ice hockey team lost another match on Tuesday, knocking them out of further  Olympic action for good. The national team didn't win...

From crisis to cake iced in gold

Norway's medal drought and anguish over sticky skis turned into a torrent of  cheers and celebratory cake at the Winter Olympics in Sochi on...

Curling characters may call it quits

Perhaps they got too big for their britches. After winning the silver medal at the last Winter Olympics in Vancouver, and international fame as...

Eckhoff’s bronze can boost confidence

After Norway's biathlon queen Tora Berger fell during Monday's competition in Sochi, 23-year-old  Tiril Eckhoff neatly stepped in to win at least a bronze...

Svindal, Jacobsen head for home

UPDATED: Norway's alpine skiing superstar Aksel Lund Svindal has decided to drop out of the rest of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, after admitting...

Skiers need ‘to learn how to lose’

NEWS ANALYSIS: As the debate wore on Monday over why Norway's top skiers have suddenly been performing relatively poorly at the Winter Olympics, a...

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