Curlers celebrate Championship win

Norway’s popular curling team won gold at the World Championship finals for the first time in 26 years in Beijing on Sunday. The men’s team members, as well known for their snappy dressing as their skills on the ice, made up for their disappointing showing at the Winter Olympics in Sochi earlier this month. “We […]

Svindal wrote off World Cup hopes

Norwegian downhill ski star Aksel Lund Svindal all but threw away his lead at the World Cup finals in Lenzerheide in Switzerland on Thursday. He garnered no points at all for his 16th place finish in the super-G, his worst placing in three years. “I was not good enough,” Svindal told Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK). “I made […]

Norwegians dominate Drammen sprint

Both the Norwegian men’s and women’s teams tasted home ground success in the cross country ski world cup race at Drammen on Wednesday afternoon. Norwegians powered home in first and second position in both of the sprint finals. The race was held on artificial snow through the city streets. Cheering crowds lined the footpaths as […]

Blood tests aim to prove innocence

Norwegian and Swedish skiing federations have started to gather blood test results from top skiers in the 1990s, in an attempt to remove speculation about blood doping after a Swedish documentary cast suspicion on them last week. The documentary was met with shock, warnings of legal action and denial of any wrongdoing. “I will try to […]

More debate over skiing supremacy

NEWS ANALYSIS: While many Norwegians simply enjoy some skiing on winter weekends, there’s no question the country now ranks firmly as a skiing powerhouse internationally. Norway’s impressive professional winter sports season this year has set off new discussion over why the Norwegian athletes are so good, and whether it’s good for the sports world as […]

Sports fans cheer sensational skiing

Sweden won gold in the end, but Norwegian winter sports fans were already cheering over their own pile of medals at the Nordic World Championships in Italy as they headed into the weekend – and then the pile rose even higher. Meanwhile, back home, another Norwegian was winning the biathlon World Cup in Oslo and […]

A new skiing star is born

Heidi Weng, age 21, was getting lots of attention in Norwegian media after some strong performances at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Italy this week. She was part of the relay team that won yet another gold medal for Norway on Thursday, and some think Weng will take over as Norway’s ski queen […]

Jacobsen does it again

The comeback of ski jumper Anders Jacobsen kept rolling this week when he wound up on the winners’ platform at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Italy, after securing a bronze medal in the men’s individual jumping competition on the largest hill. He credited some volleyball for his performance, which some commentators called “incredible.” […]

Northug finally wins gold, too

Petter Northug, Norway’s skiing sensation for the past few years, shook off a week of disappointments and won his first gold medal of this year’s Nordic World Ski Championships in Trentino/Val di Fiemme on Wednesday. He also won it in the one race that he, until now, hadn’t managed to master. “This is indescribable,” Northug […]

Screaming skier mined gold again

Therese Johaug is known for screaming with joy when she wins individual gold medals in international competition, and the crowds at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Italy could hear her once again on Tuesday. She collapsed in shrieking jubilation after crossing the finish line first in the women’s 10-kilometer free technique (FT) race. […]