Tagged: gold medal

Marathon champ Grete Waitz dead at 57

Grete Waitz, Norway’s most outstanding long-distance runner and “Queen of the New York City Marathon,” died in the early hours of Tuesday morning at the age of 57, after a long fight with cancer. Waitz was...

Norwegian women take gold in 4x5km relay

Norway’s women won gold in the 4x5km relay event at the Nordic World Ski Championships 2011 in Oslo on Thursday. Sweden finished in second place, and  Finland came in third. Vibeke Skofterud, Therese Johaug, Kristin...

Biathlon (Ladies' 15 km): Norway's Berger claims gold

Tora Berger claimed Norway’s sixth medal of the Winter Games on Thursday when she won the women’s 15km individual biathlon title. Elena Khrustaleva of Kazakhstan took silver with Darya Domracheva of Belarus claiming bronze....

Koss the Boss to lift Norway

If Norway’s speedskating team did not already have their rivals on their guard then the sight of quadruple Olympic gold medalist Johann Olav Koss at the sidelines will give them an extra frisson of...

Cross Country Canada names Inge Bråten new coach

CANMORE, Alta.—Cross Country Canada solidified the final dimension to its world-leading coaching and technical support team by naming Norway’s Inge Bråten as Senior National Team Coach, the national body announced on April 3. Bråten...