Category: Sports

Norway’s Sørloth moves to Crystal Palace

Other soccer trades also bring three new Norwegian players to Major League Soccer Jo Christian Weldingh Oslo Norwegian national soccer player Alexander Sørloth has been signed by Crystal Palace in the English Premier League...

Johann Andre Forfang

Norway trails in early Olympics results

Germany and Netherlands both lead the all-time champs in the first days of competition Michael Kleiner The Norwegian American With the early results of Feb. 14, Germany jumped ahead of Norway in the Winter...

Bjørn Dæhlie

Norway’s treasure trove of medals

A brief history of the Winter Olympics’ all-time winningest nation’s exploits Michael Kleiner The Norwegian American Before my family left for a year in Norway in 1969, my father told me, a 10-year-old American...

Norwegian Winter Olympic medals: Ole Einar Bjørndalen

Norway’s top Olympic contenders

Jo Christian Weldingh Oslo Norway’s Olympic squad won 26 medals in Sochi. The Norwegian Olympic Federation has stated that their goal is 30 medals in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The Norwegian athletes seem to be...

haute route

Norway can boast two haute routes

Long-distance ski trekking M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway The Haute Route (literally “High Route”) is the classic of mountaineering traverses through the Alps. It was first hiked and climbed by English mountaineers in the...

skiing

Norway’s “gods” of winter sports

Skiing & skating through history Michael Kleiner The Norwegian American More than 4,000 years before the Winter Olympics were initiated in 1924, an ancestral Norwegian or Sámi carved an image in a rock of...

Devin Logan, Team USA

Meet the best of Team USA

Norway may be a Winter Olympics powerhouse, but as Norwegian Americans, we can still root for the US to put up a good fight in some sports—and dominate others Michael Kleiner The Norwegian American...

Dale Severson

Lifelong jumping

Dale Severson started ski jumping at the age of 4, and still skis today at 82 Rosalie Grosch Arden Hills, Minn. Participating in the Olympics is every athlete’s dream. No doubt Dale Severson, of...

Marit Bjørgen

Marit Bjørgen aims for the history books

The skier needs four more medals to become the winningest Winter Olympian Jo Christian Weldingh Oslo After adding three gold medals to her collection in Sochi 2014, Norwegian cross-country skier Marit Bjørgen brought her...