Tagged: Speed Skating

Norway’s Olympic success sets high bar

Even with some legends retiring, expect to see Norwegians on podiums this winter Jo Christian Weldingh Oslo Last season, the Norwegian Winter Olympic squad was the most successful nation at the Games with 39...

The fun of the cold

The following is an excerpt from Michael Kleiner’s memoir, Beyond the Cold: An American’s Warm Portrait of Norway. He spent 1969-70 in Oslo with his family when he was 11. He taught himself to...

Norway names new speedskating coach

OSLO (AP) — The Norwegian Skating Association appointed Jarle Pedersen as coach of the national speedskating team Wednesday, two days after dismissing Peter Mueller for alleged sexual harassment. Pedersen, a 54-year-old Norwegian, coaches the...

Skating champ Koss subject of ESPN documentary

  LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – One of the documentaries in ESPN Films’ “30 for 30” series will profile Norwegian speed-skating great Johann Olav Koss and his Right to Play organization, which aims to...

Håvard Bøkko wins speedskating silver in Hamar

Sven Kramer,  from Netherland won his third straight men’s gold medal in the Speed Skating World Championship in Hamar, Norway. He survived a tough challenge from Håvard Bøkko (22) from Norway. Håvard beat Kramer in the 1,500 meters...