Category: Sports

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...

Teenage Ingebrigtsen outruns his family

The youngest in a famously fast family, Jakob is already bringing home gold medals Jo Christian Weldingh Oslo Jakob Ingebrigtsen, a high-school student, shocked European athletics audiences by winning two historic gold medals in...

Jon Torstein Bakken

American football in Bergen

A chance encounter with the unusual sport changed Jon Torstein Bakken’s life, sparked new youth sports opportunities in Norway Lori Ann Reinhall The Norwegian American Many Norwegian Americans follow soccer in Norway, but most...

Brandon Inge

Despite uneven career, Inge loves the game

Nordmenn of baseball Michael Kleiner The Norwegian American Brandon Inge’s major-league baseball career was like a merry-go-round. He was switched from position to position. Just when he thought he was settled, the Detroit Tigers...

Sandra Nordaas

Making the grade on the golf course

Norwegian students take care of business, leading their universities to NCAA golf titles Rasmus Falck Oslo, Norway Three Norwegians helped their respective universities win the NCAA golf championships May 23 at the Karsten Creek...

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The goals are global at Norway Cup

Joy, Friendship, and soccer Jo Christian Weldingh Oslo Norway Cup is a soccer tournament for boys and girls age 10 to 19 that takes place on Ekebergsletta in Oslo every summer. It has been...