Tagged: Winter Olympics

Top stories of 2018

Donald Trump was the most frequent subject in Norwegian media, but the Olympics was most popular Gerard Taylor Norway Today Donald Trump featured a total of 53,120 times in Norwegian media during the year....

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...

Lillehammer Håkons Hall

Lillehammer’s games still a source of pride

Memories of Olympics past Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. I remember the Lillehammer chill; the streets cloaked in a coat of frosty snow. Local rucksacks sprouted Norwegian flags trumpeting national pride in an understated manner....

Going for Olympic Gold — Cross-Country Skiing

Cross-country skiing is one of the most demanding of all Olympic sports, with skiers propelling themselves at speeds that exceed 20-25 km per hour over distances as long as 50 km. Yet the difference...

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...

Watch It Norway—Here Comes the Bahamas

The Winter Olympics start Friday, which means it’s time for the medal chase to begin in places like Norway, Sweden and … the Cayman Islands? That’s right—for the first time an athlete from the...

Bronze for Norway in historic ski jumping event

Women’s ski-jumping made its debut at the Nordic skiing World Championships in Liberec, Czech Republic on Feb. 20, hoping to secure a place on the programme of the 2014 Winter Olympics. Norway’s Anette Sagen (24)...

The 34th annual Ski for Light in Utah

  The 34th annual Ski for Light International Week will take place from Sunday February 1 through Sunday February 8, 2009 in the Wasatch Mountains of Northern Utah. Participants will stay at the Marriott Hotel &...