Category: Sports

Norway’s Olympic success sets high bar

Even with some legends retiring, expect to see Norwegians on podiums this winter Jo Christian Weldingh Oslo Last season, the Norwegian Winter Olympic squad was the most successful nation at the Games with 39...

LSK women win fifth straight championship

Toppserien soccer Jo Christian Weldingh Oslo With five league matches left to play, Lillestrøm’s women’s soccer team could celebrate their fifth Toppserien league title in a row. With 17 victories in 17 matches this...

Norwegian college athletes face choice

Organizations help some take advantage of scholarship opportunities overseas Jo Christian Weldingh Oslo Soccer is the fastest growing sport in the United States, and at the same by far the most popular sport in...

Knute Rockne, college football legend

Nordmenn of American football Michael Kleiner The Norwegian American There is a statue of Knute Rockne in his hometown of Voss, the stone indicating simply “he left Norway as a small boy and became...

LIU scores with Norwegians

An interview with Blackbirds Co-Captain Christopher Bjarre Solbakken Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. Much has been made of the fact that though soccer is popular throughout the world, it does not have the same toehold...

Sveum shadowed by more famous cousin

Nordmenn of baseball Michael Kleiner The Norwegian American It doesn’t necessarily say much about your reputation when your bio highlights who you are related to. Or that you were mistaken for a quail while...

Eliteserien

Molde defeats Rosenborg as Tromsø upsets Brann

The top spot in Eliteserien soccer is still up for grabs after a surprising few matches Jo Christian Weldingh Oslo Molde completely outplayed Rosenborg, Sept. 30, in what was expected to be an evenly...

Norway’s women qualify for the World Cup again

Eighth time the charm Jo Christian Weldingh Oslo Six magic minutes was all the Norwegian soccer women needed. Norway qualified for its eighth consecutive World Cup. Heading into their last qualifying match against defending...

New York’s Club Gjøa returns to roots

Six of the Norwegian-founded club’s youth teams played in Oslo’s Norway Cup this June Randy Vogt Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association Sporting Club Gjøa of the Cosmopolitan Junior Soccer League (CJSL) rediscovered its...

Viktor Hovland

Havemeyer for Hovland

New Norwegian golf legend Michael Kleiner The Norwegian American Viktor Hovland has a perpetual grin. Over the last few months, he’s had plenty to smile about. In May, he and fellow Norwegian Kristoffer Ventura...