Category: Sports

John Anderson

“Honest John” Anderson was a base-stealing pro

Nordmenn of baseball Michael Kleiner The Norwegian American It was not uncommon that immigrant children learned the sports of their new country and then their children followed suit. Some ethnic groups are associated with...

Ole EInar Bjørndalen

Biathlete Ole Einar Bjørndalen retires

Citing health issues, the biathlon legend ends his 25-year career in the sport at age 44 Jo Christian Weldingh Oslo “I would have loved to compete for a couple more seasons, but this will...

Norway, Schrøder meet Paralympic goals

Female hockey player makes history just by playing; team Norway wins eight medals Michael Kleiner The Norwegian American Another Norwegian woman made Winter Olympic history—this time in the Paralympics. Lena Schrøder, who was born...

World Cup

Wins for Klæbo and Weng

Jo Christian Weldingh Oslo Klæbo the overnight sensation Johannes Høsflot Klæbo started out second in the finishing pursuit race of the mini-tour in the World Cup cross-country final in Falun, Sweden, March 18. Obviously...

Toronto looks to repeat as champs

MLS preview Michael Kleiner The Norwegian American The Major League Soccer (MLS) season started on March 3. The top six teams in the Eastern and Western Conferences of Major League Soccer make the playoffs....

Eliteserien - Rosenborg's Nick Bendtner

Rosenborg is Eliteserien’s favorite again

Molde and Sarpsborg 08 look like strong challengers in Norway’s soccer league Jo Christian Weldingh Oslo Even though it’s 15°F outside and most Norwegian soccer fields are covered in two feet of snow, the...

2018 Paralympic Games - Birgit Skarstein

Norway predicts seven medals

Norway in the Paralympics Jo Christian Weldingh Oslo Olympiatoppen, the Norwegian confederation of sports, are optimistic heading into the 2018 Paralympic Games. Their goal is to win seven medals, three more than they won...

Pyeongchang Olympic results - Marit Bjørgen

Bjørgen, Norway break OL medal records

Marit Bjørgen’s five medals make her the all-time winningest Winter Olympian, as Norway shatters its personal best—and tops the US record from 2010—with 39 medals Michael Kleiner The Norwegian American Marit Bjørgen grabbed the...

Troll Wall

Troll Wall ski feat

Spanish extreme sportsman becomes first to ski down Norway’s Troll Wall The Local Kilian Jornet from Spain completed a descent down the Fiva route on Troll Wall, an extreme peak in Romsdal, this February,...