Category: Sports

Kristiansand

Vipers sting Larvik with rare defeat

Vipers end Larvik’s nine-year streak of women’s handball triple titles with one of its own Jo Christian Weldingh Oslo Larvik HK (håndball klub) has won the league, the cup, and the playoff nine years...

Elverum wins at men’s handball—again

Seven times victorious Jo Christian Weldingh Oslo Elverum are Norwegian champions once again, after beating ØIF Arendal 35-24 on May 22. After one win each, in the first two final games, Elverum was the...

One team for each of the Jorgens brothers

Nordmenn of baseball Michael Kleiner The Norwegian American At first glance, Arndt Ludwig “Art” Jorgens (Jørgens?) had a great 11-year baseball resume. His entire catching career was with the powerhouse New York Yankees from...

Lise Klaveness

Another glass ceiling to fall at World Cup

NRK’s Lise Klaveness will be the first female expert at a men’s World Cup tournament Jo Christian Weldingh Oslo NRK will send Lise Klaveness to this summer’s soccer men’s World Cup in Russia, as...

Jimmy Wiggs’s erratic career marked MLB

Nordmenn of baseball Michael Kleiner The Norwegian American Jimmy Wiggs was a character, eccentric, the first baseball player to hold out over pay. Most of his great on-the-field exploits occurred in the minor leagues...

Raw Air - Robert Johansson

Jump at the opportunity to see Raw Air

Norway’s four-city ski-jumping tournament is a sight to behold and a terrific road trip Don Larson Eau Claire, Wis. Raw Air is the most intense and extreme ski-jumping competition ever. In its second year,...

Storhamar

Storhamar first in Norwegian hockey

The powerhouse beats neighbor Lillehammer in five games to take the championships Jo Christian Weldingh Oslo Storhamar Ice Hockey Club are Norwegian ice hockey champions for the first time since 2008, after beating rivals...

John Anderson

“Honest John” Anderson was a base-stealing pro

Nordmenn of baseball Michael Kleiner The Norwegian American It was not uncommon that immigrant children learned the sports of their new country and then their children followed suit. Some ethnic groups are associated with...

Ole EInar Bjørndalen

Biathlete Ole Einar Bjørndalen retires

Citing health issues, the biathlon legend ends his 25-year career in the sport at age 44 Jo Christian Weldingh Oslo “I would have loved to compete for a couple more seasons, but this will...

Norway, Schrøder meet Paralympic goals

Female hockey player makes history just by playing; team Norway wins eight medals Michael Kleiner The Norwegian American Another Norwegian woman made Winter Olympic history—this time in the Paralympics. Lena Schrøder, who was born...