Category: Sports

Johannes Høsflot Klæbo

Klæbo named Norway’s “New Northug”

With three victories, 21-year-old Johannes Høsflot Klæbo wins season opening mini-tour Jo Christian Weldingh Oslo, Norway Johannes Høsflot Klæbo was in a class of his own in the first two races during the cross-country...

Norwegian athletes on the podium at the Olympics.

The secrets to Norway’s Olympic success

In Feed the Flame, Paul Stuart traverses Norway to learn what puts the country on top Molly Jones The Norwegian American It’s a well-known fact that Norway is the most decorated country in the...

Henrik Kristoffersen racing.

Kristoffersen in second

The Norwegian alpine ski racer is off to a promising start in the World Cup season Jo Christian Weldingh Oslo, Norway Henrik Kristoffersen was in the lead and the favorite to win after his...

Brækhus and Laurén boxing.

Cecilia Brækhus defends title

Norwegian boxer beats Swedish Mikaela Laurén in 32nd victory Jo Christian Weldingh Oslo, Norway Cecilia Brækhus defended all her World Championship title belts after beating Mikaela Laurén from Sweden on a technical knockout in...

Maks doing pull ups.

Lessons in risk taking, to the “maks”

Maks Zechel Faster Skier On a cold, foggy Norwegian ski slope at the end of August, my teammates and I were about to tackle 6 x 6 minute Zone 4 bounding intervals. In Norway,...

Mats Zuccarello, Brady Skjei, and Carl Hagelin on the ice.

Spotlight on an NHL “Norwegian”

Norwegian-American Brady Skjei is ready to take the next step as he begins his second season with the New York Rangers Jo Christian Weldingh Oslo, Norway Many Norwegian Americans, including Lance Armstrong, Danica Patrick,...

Maks and a teammate running.

Racing hard at testing camp in Norway

Maks Zechel Faster Skier It is late at night when I finally get the message: “Meet at Føyka stadium, 9:00am, for practice, 10x2min zone 4 double poling.” I panic. In less than ten hours,...

Maks kneeling with mountains in the background.

Meet Maks, Canadian skier in Norway

Maks Zechel Faster Skier I am a 19-year-old Canadian cross-country skier who moved to Asker, Norway, on August 1 to pursue my goal of qualifying for, and being competitive on, the World Cup circuit...

Norwegian cyclists ride past Bryggen.

Bergen hosts Cycling Championships

Alexander Kristoff wins silver as Peter Sagan wins third consecutive World Road Race Jo Christian Weldingh Oslo, Norway Entering the last day of the World Championship in Bergen on September 24, the Norwegian Cycling...

Man using the cycle cable lift in Trondheim

Cycling in Norway

Infrastructure boosts the sport of cycling year-round M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Until the wartime and postwar restrictions on import of private cars were lifted in 1960, cycling was commonplace in Norway. Thereafter, cycling...