Category: Sports

Norway’s NBA provides April “Madness”

Nothing but nett Michael Kleiner The Norwegian American Hidden behind all the winter sports that grab the Norwegian headlines is Norway NBA, professional men’s and women’s basketball leagues. Norges Basketball Forbund (Norwegian Basketball Association),...

What’s up, Rosenborg?

The team that couldn’t be beat in the last four years begins this season in last place Jo Christian Weldingh Oslo For once, it’s difficult being a Rosenborg fan. In the fifth round of...

Frisk Asker

Surprise hockey win for Frisk Asker

In controversial game, underdog team wins first Norwegian Championship in 17 years Jo Christian Weldingh Oslo, Norway The atmosphere was electric in Asker Arena when Petter Kristiansen scored Frisk Asker’s winning goal, two minutes...

Norway snows the competition

Norwegians top the standings in five winter sports; Frisk Asker advances to hockey finals Michael Kleiner The Norwegian American The domination of Norway on snow this winter was incredible. A Norwegian sat atop the...

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Interim no more

Manchester United makes Solskjær official Jo Christian Weldingh Oslo After two losses in a row, newly appointed Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjær won his first match after being appointed as “permanent” Manchester United...

Quadruple Russian victory shocks Norway

Johaug wins her race by a huge margin Jo Christian Weldingh Oslo, Norway The cross-country skiing race in Holmenkollen is one of the most classic and prestigious skiing competitions in the world. Held in...

Lillestrøm primed to repeat as champs

Toppserien preview Michael Kleiner The Norwegian American Dynasty teams sustain success because year to year they can afford to reload by adding to the current talent. In Toppserien, Norway’s women’s soccer league, it’s Lillestrøm....

Rosenborg Ballklub

Eliteserien preview

Rosenborg favored to win fifth-straight league title in 2019 Jo Christian Weldingh Oslo, Norway Norway’s soccer league, Eliteserien, starts March 30, and Rosenborg Ballklub is once again considered title favorites. Their fans almost demand...

2019 World Championships

Norwegians dominate World Champs

The country famed for its winter sports captures 13 golds, 25 total medals in ski events Jo Christian Weldingh Oslo, Norway The strength of the Norwegian cross-country skiing team could not be illustrated better...

Svindal and Vonn say farewell with medals

Two legends end racing careers on a high Jo Christian Weldingh Oslo, Norway In the same city—Åre, Sweden—and on the same hill that he won his first World Championship 12 years ago, Norwegian skiing...