Sporting goods chain to fade away

Sports retailer Gresvig has long been one of the dominant retailers in Norway, with its G-sport and G-Max chains highly visible all over the country. Now they’re being shut down following large losses, with most being moved over to the Intersport chain. Newspaper Dagens Næringsliv (DN) reported just before the weekend that G-sport and G-Max […]

Norwegians stay glued to Stanley Cup

Rarely have Norwegians been as interested in the NHL Stanley Cup as they are this year, and all because of the Norwegian star hockey player Mats ‘Zucca’ Zuccarello Aasen for the New York Rangers. Zuccarello’s team remained in contention for the Stanley Cup after a crucial win on Wednesday night, meaning the Norwegian media was […]

Slalom champ an ‘Olympic comet’

Norwegian Henrik Kristoffersen was as shocked as his competitors when he seized his first World Cup slalom race win in Schladming, Austria on Tuesday evening.  The 19-year-old rocketed home in the first evening slalom event of his first World Cup season, leaving the Sochi Olympics favourites in his wake. “I think I realize what’s going […]

High hopes for new ice princess

UPDATED: Anne Line Gjersem skips lightly over the ice, despite the heavy load of shouldering a country’s Olympic hopes. The 20-year-old is Norway’s first female figure skating Olympic qualifier since 1964, but showed few signs of feeling the pressure at the European Figure Skating Championships in Hungary this week. Gjersem scored 46.63 in the short […]

2013 above par for golfing star

Norway’s queen of golf, Suzann ‘Tutta’ Pettersen, capped off a stellar year with two major awards at the annual Sports Gala (Idrettsgallaen) over the weekend. Commentators have named her among the world’s sporting greats, and her star is set to keep rising as she chases the world number one women’s golf ranking. An ecstatic Pettersen […]

Norway’s first Tour de Ski win

Martin Johnsrud Sundby and Therese Johaug have become the first Norwegians to take out the Tour de Ski in the event’s seven year history. Both came home strong in the final men’s and women’s stages on Sunday, winning the day’s races and the overall cross country skiing tour title. Day seven involved a grueling climb up […]

Carlsen cleans up at sports gala

Norwegian chess world champion, 23-year-old Magnus Carlsen, silenced critics of the game’s status as a sport when he dominated the country’s annual Sports Gala (Idrettsgallaen). While he controversially wasn’t eligible for athlete of the year, Carlsen took out the award in every category where he was nominated. Carlsen took home the trophies for the Name of […]