Category: Sports

Brækhus and Laurén boxing.

Cecilia Brækhus defends title

Norwegian boxer beats Swedish Mikaela Laurén in 32nd victory Jo Christian Weldingh Oslo, Norway Cecilia Brækhus defended all her World Championship title belts after beating Mikaela Laurén from Sweden on a technical knockout in...

Maks doing pull ups.

Lessons in risk taking, to the “maks”

Maks Zechel Faster Skier On a cold, foggy Norwegian ski slope at the end of August, my teammates and I were about to tackle 6 x 6 minute Zone 4 bounding intervals. In Norway,...

Mats Zuccarello, Brady Skjei, and Carl Hagelin on the ice.

Spotlight on an NHL “Norwegian”

Norwegian-American Brady Skjei is ready to take the next step as he begins his second season with the New York Rangers Jo Christian Weldingh Oslo, Norway Many Norwegian Americans, including Lance Armstrong, Danica Patrick,...

Maks and a teammate running.

Racing hard at testing camp in Norway

Maks Zechel Faster Skier It is late at night when I finally get the message: “Meet at Føyka stadium, 9:00am, for practice, 10x2min zone 4 double poling.” I panic. In less than ten hours,...

Maks kneeling with mountains in the background.

Meet Maks, Canadian skier in Norway

Maks Zechel Faster Skier I am a 19-year-old Canadian cross-country skier who moved to Asker, Norway, on August 1 to pursue my goal of qualifying for, and being competitive on, the World Cup circuit...

Norwegian cyclists ride past Bryggen.

Bergen hosts Cycling Championships

Alexander Kristoff wins silver as Peter Sagan wins third consecutive World Road Race Jo Christian Weldingh Oslo, Norway Entering the last day of the World Championship in Bergen on September 24, the Norwegian Cycling...

Man using the cycle cable lift in Trondheim

Cycling in Norway

Infrastructure boosts the sport of cycling year-round M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Until the wartime and postwar restrictions on import of private cars were lifted in 1960, cycling was commonplace in Norway. Thereafter, cycling...

Soccer player Samuel Adegbenro celebrates after scoring a goal.

Rosenborg qualifies for Europa League

The Norwegian club managed to beat Ajax, kicking Amsterdam out of the running Jo Christian Weldingh Oslo, Norway Last season’s UEFA Europa League finalists Ajax went out in the qualifying rounds as Rosenborg beat...

Homeless World Cup takes Oslo

Some 100,000 fans descended on Oslo for the eight-day street football tournament played by homeless athletes The Local The 2017 Homeless World Cup competition appears to be the largest of its kind in its...

Warholm wins World Championship

Winning the 400-meter hurdles, Karsten Warholm makes Norwegian running history Jo Christian Weldingh Oslo, Norway In a rainy London on August 9, Karsten Warholm was the first to cross the finish line in the...