Category: Sports

Ada Hegerberg

Ada Hegerberg makes history

Norwegian soccer player becomes first female Ballon d’Or winner Jo Christian Weldingh Oslo The name Ada Martine Stolsmo Hegerberg will forever be written in gold in the history books of soccer as the first...

An interview with legend Jan Stenerud

Nordmenn of American football Michael Kleiner The Norwegian American When I lived in Oslo in 1969-70, away from my American sports, I learned the kicker for the Kansas City Chiefs was a Norwegian, Jan...

Johaug returns, as dominant as ever

After two-year suspension, cross-country skier Therese Johaug is winning once again Jo Christian Weldingh Oslo After 988 days since her last World Cup race, Therese Johaug was back competing with the best cross-country skiers...

Magnus Carlsen

Carlsen chess champ for the fourth time

After 12 draws, Norwegian Magnus Carlsen makes rapid work of American Caruana Jo Christian Weldingh Oslo The Norwegian chess master will keep the World Champion title after an even and intense World Chess Championship...

Skier Petter Northug retires

Cross-country skiing loses a “rock star” Pieter Wijnen Norway Today In front of a large press corps in Trondheim, a groomed 32-year-old announced that his long and eventful career as a cross-country superstar is...

Rosenborg

Rosenborg is double trouble again

The reigning champs again took home both the Eliteserien trophy and Norway Cup Jo Christian Weldingh Oslo Rosenborg beat Start 1-0 on Nov. 11 and won the Eliteserien title with one match left to...

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...