Category: Sports

Bjørn Dæhlie

Norway’s treasure trove of medals

A brief history of the Winter Olympics’ all-time winningest nation’s exploits Michael Kleiner The Norwegian American Before my family left for a year in Norway in 1969, my father told me, a 10-year-old American...

Norwegian Winter Olympic medals: Ole Einar Bjørndalen

Norway’s top Olympic contenders

Jo Christian Weldingh Oslo Norway’s Olympic squad won 26 medals in Sochi. The Norwegian Olympic Federation has stated that their goal is 30 medals in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The Norwegian athletes seem to be...

haute route

Norway can boast two haute routes

Long-distance ski trekking M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway The Haute Route (literally “High Route”) is the classic of mountaineering traverses through the Alps. It was first hiked and climbed by English mountaineers in the...

skiing

Norway’s “gods” of winter sports

Skiing & skating through history Michael Kleiner The Norwegian American More than 4,000 years before the Winter Olympics were initiated in 1924, an ancestral Norwegian or Sámi carved an image in a rock of...

Devin Logan, Team USA

Meet the best of Team USA

Norway may be a Winter Olympics powerhouse, but as Norwegian Americans, we can still root for the US to put up a good fight in some sports—and dominate others Michael Kleiner The Norwegian American...

Dale Severson

Lifelong jumping

Dale Severson started ski jumping at the age of 4, and still skis today at 82 Rosalie Grosch Arden Hills, Minn. Participating in the Olympics is every athlete’s dream. No doubt Dale Severson, of...

Marit Bjørgen

Marit Bjørgen aims for the history books

The skier needs four more medals to become the winningest Winter Olympian Jo Christian Weldingh Oslo After adding three gold medals to her collection in Sochi 2014, Norwegian cross-country skier Marit Bjørgen brought her...

Lillehammer Håkons Hall

Lillehammer’s games still a source of pride

Memories of Olympics past Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. I remember the Lillehammer chill; the streets cloaked in a coat of frosty snow. Local rucksacks sprouted Norwegian flags trumpeting national pride in an understated manner....

Curling pants

Crazy pants return

The Norwegian curlers bring their world-famous pants back to the Winter Olympics Jo Christian Weldingh Oslo When the official Norwegian Olympic apparel was presented in New York on Jan. 23, it was revealed that...