Lund Svindal cashes in on success

Norway’s downhill skiing star Aksel Lund Svindal is on his way to becoming the country’s most valuable athlete. His sponsor income is soaring after his winter of roaring down the slopes. Lund Svindal recently signed a deal, for example, with equipment maker Head that reportedly pays him NOK 16 million over two years, according to […]

Svindal best-liked at the Olympics

Downhill racer Aksel Lund Svindal took three medals at the Olympics in Vancouver, one of them in gold, and clearly won a place in Norwegians’ hearts as well. He topped a popularity ranking back home, emerging as by far the best-liked of all Norwegian athletes. Svindal is a handsome, articulate, 27-year-old alpine skier who seems […]

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 […]

Svindal reigns supreme in Super-G

He looked like he was having a ball as he barreled down the mountain in Whistler. Aksel Lund Svindal, known for being sociable and sporty, was also in supreme command as he skied at stunningly high speeds to win the Men’s Super-G at the Winter Olympics in Whistler. Smiling skier. Close-up photos could show that […]