Category: Sports

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...

Olerud faces life’s curve balls

Nordmenn of baseball Michael Kleiner The Norwegian American John Olerud was the most successful of the Norwegian-American baseball players. In a 17-year career from 1989 to 2005, the left-handed first baseman played for the...

Si Johnson pitched well for poor teams

The Nordmenn of baseball Michael Kleiner The Norwegian American Rod Stewart’s lyrics, “Some guys have all the luck, some guys have all the pain,” could describe pitcher Silas (Si) Johnson’s MLB career. Among the...

Warholm does his best at second best

The fastest man in Norway isn’t giving up Jo Christian Weldingh Oslo Only 10 months into his reign as world champion, Karsten Warholm has already been surpassed by Abderrahman Samba from Qatar. “We will...