Norway’s alpine jokers

Aksel Lund Svindal with fellow skiers – Michael Jackson tribute

If comedy was an Olympic event, I’m pretty sure the Norwegians would be a sure bet for a gold medal – possibly even a podium sweep, writes Michael Mastarciyan (

Having spent a fair bit of time with our Scandinavian ski cousins over the years on the World Cup circuit and most recently in Portillo, Chile at their training camp with the Canadian Alpine Ski Team – I’ve come to the conclusion that no one can top these guys in the laugh department.

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