Norway Does It Their Way

Tiny country’s athletes rack up medals, but skeptics dismiss them; ‘Probably born on skis’

By the end of these Olympic Games, the Norwegians will have pulled off what is, arguably, one of the finest performances in the modern history of sports.

The only problem is that nobody outside Norway seems to take them seriously.

Norway’s Olympic team has won a surprising 17 medals in Vancouver so far, enough to place it third overall and only one gold medal behind the leaders. The country grabbed two medals Tuesday when Kjetil Jansrud and Aksel Svindal took silver and bronze, respectively, in the men’s giant slalom. The haul is expected to continue throughout this final week.

Norway has won more Winter Games medals than any other nation. Last week it became the first country to win 100 Olympic gold medals, and Tuesday it hit the 300-medal milestone (the U.S. is second on the all-time list with dozens fewer.)

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Source: Wall Street Journal

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