Category Archives: Sports

Let’s hit the open road!

Norway’s fascination with American culture ranges from music and movies, fast food to the U.S. presidential race. But did you know there is an impressive collection of vintage American cars? Christy Olsen Field Managing Editor In Lillestrøm, a suburb 20 minutes northwest of Oslo, American car enthusiasts formed AMCAR Lillestrøm, drawing participants and visitors from all over ...

Tour de Fargo

Norwegian-American man raises funds for Sons of Norway Foundation Leslee Lane Hoyum Norwegian American Weekly C’est magnifique! According to Tolleiv Vollen, 69, of St. Cloud, Minn., the Oslo International Summer School (ISS) in 1964 changed his life, and it was time to give back. An active member in Trollheim Lodge of Sons of Norway and an avid bicyclist, ...

Four medals for Norway

Norway finishes 2012 Olympic Games in London with two gold, one silver and one bronze By Christy Olsen Field At the end of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Norway looked at the two-week competition with golden moments mixed with some surprising disappointments. Long a dominating country in the Winter Olympics, Norway finished in 35th place with ...

A Cup to remember

Schwan’s USA Cup 2012 draws near Kelsey Larson Copy Editor Summer is in full swing, and that means green grass, blue skies, and kids kicking the soccer ball around on the lawn. At the Schwan’s USA Cup, it means about 14,000 kids from 20 states and 17 countries kicking a soccer ball around on the green fields of the ...

The cradle of modern skisport

Photo: Hamish Moore

Morgedal is a small valley with a big claim to fame – Telemark skiing was born here When planning a trip to Norway, Morgedal isn’t a destination that often comes to mind. The name doesn’t sound as familiar to North American tourists as capital city Oslo, or coastal cities Bergen and Stavanger. But Morgedal should be ...

Northug will not ski the Swedish Vasaloppet

Norway

But the U.K's Pippa Middleton will "He is not healthy enough to compete. We know that the boys he will compete against in the Vasaloppet have been training all year round, are very good and very difficult to follow even if you are in top form. Petter is now not in top form and in ...

Svindal celebrates: “About time I won again.”

The crowd at the finish area at Lake Louise. Photo: Alpine Canada.

Aksel Lund Svindal made a great comeback after the downhill race on Saturday, and won the super-G race in Lake Louise, Canada on Sunday. Svindal can now record his 15th victory in the Alpine World Cup, and on the same ground where he won his first ever, which happened on the same day six years ...