Oslo, Trønder folks most eager to ski

Most Norwegians still enjoy heading out on a ski trip, especially those living in Oslo and the country’s central region of Trøndelag. New figures from state statistics bureau SSB (Statistics Norway) indicates, however, that the classic winter sport has become somewhat less popular in recent years. SSB compared responses for the years 2011, 2014 and […]

Skiers and jumpers had a big week

Norwegian skier Heidi Weng won her second Tour de Ski in a row on Sunday, after a tough week of races that left two other Norwegians placing second in both the men’s and women’s competition. Now Weng just needs to concentrate on staying healthy for races in the upcoming Winter Olympics. Ingvild Flugstad Østberg had […]

Debate flies around winter holiday week

Oslo schools are closed this week, and others around the country are also taking a week off at this time of year for Norway’s so-called vinterferie (winter holidays). A proposal to scrap the tradition that’s been around since at least 1957 has set off debate over how the school year is organized in Norway, and whether frequent […]

Youth Olympics’ success rekindled a flame

The Youth Olympics held in Lillehammer last week closed on Sunday, and was widely viewed as a big success. That’s prompted some sports fans to rekindle hopes for another full-scale Winter Olympics, while others seem intent on blowing out any new flame. Even before the Olympic flame was extinguished Sunday evening, the Norwegian member of the […]

Lillehammer ready for Youth Olympics

Known for hosting what’s widely known as “the best Winter Olympics ever” in 1994, the Norwegian city of Lillehammer was ready to start hosting another youthful version beginning this weekend. While Oslo voted against hosting another full-scale Olympics in 2022, more than a thousand young athletes from 70 nations have gathered in and around Lillehammer […]