Category: Sports

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...

Ski Club Norge Team USA 2018

Flying from flatlands to Pyeongchang 2018

Three Illinois ski jumpers land on Team USA Nancy Andersen Chicago Can you imagine that some of the United States’ best ski jumpers come from the “flatlands” of northern Illinois? Michael Glasder, 28, of...

Ski for Light

Visually and mobility-impaired skiers meet

Skiing for light Staff Compilation Ski for Light The 43rd Annual Ski for Light International Week began Jan. 21 and will conclude Jan. 28 in the Sierra Nevada mountains of Northeast California. The Sierra...

Heidi Weng

Dueling women ski to victory in Italy

Norwegian Heidi Weng wins second Tour de Ski, Østberg second; Sundby second among men Jo Christian Weldingh Oslo Heidi Weng celebrated her second consecutive Tour de Ski cross-country victory Jan. 7. The duel with...

Team Asker sports training

Training through experimentation

Closing the gap Maks Zechel Faster Skier There is something about passion that drives people to push boundaries like nothing else. For many Canadians, this passion lies in hockey. No matter your gender or...

women's handball

France takes the handball title from Norway

A thriller of a World Championship match ended with France up 2 points for the win Jo Christian Weldingh Oslo, Norway On Dec. 17, Norway’s women’s handball team played its ninth World Championship final...

Mats Zuccarello

Zuc powers NY Ranger resurgence

Norwegian Mats Zuccarello is a leading scorer for the New York hockey team Jo Christian Weldingh Oslo, Norway After their 4-2 loss against the Washington Capitals on Dec. 8, the New York Rangers were...

Oslo Marathon rollerski

Skiing is a game of seconds

Closing the Gap Maks Zechel Faster Skier It was a typically frigid day of January ski racing in Thunder Bay, Canada. Halfway through the A-final of the classic sprint, I was already far behind...