Tag Archives: Sports

It’s a Matter of Pride for Norway’s Krohn

Anders Krohn

This year Anders "The Viking" Krohn is taking a giant step closer to his goal of becoming only the second Norwegian race car driver to compete in the world's greatest auto race, the Indianapolis 500. Krohn, 23, who resides in Houston, Texas, will drive the Belardi Auto Racing No. 9 this year in Firestone Indy Lights. ...

A century of Gjøa

Venerable soccer club in Brooklyn, N.Y., honors 100 years this year By Christy Olsen Field Norwegian American Weekly This is certainly a year for celebration: Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen is recognized this year for reaching the South Pole 100 years ago. But his initial fame came in 1906, when he and his crew became the first to sail ...

Oslo: Bjørgen wins first Championship Gold

Marit Bjørgen, NOR. Ariana Follis, ITA Petra Majdic, SLO. Photo: Stian Broch/Oslo 2011

Norway's cross-country queen, Marit Bjørgen, captured the first gold medal of the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2011 in Oslo, when she won the women's 1.3km freestyle sprint on Thursday. "“It's a fantastic start for me. I usually win the bronze in the opening race," Bjørgen remarked. This was Norway's 100th Gold Medal in World ...

Boasson Hagen aims for gold

Edvald Boasson Hagen

Cyclist hopes for World Cup gold “If all goes well, I can probably fight to the very top,” said Edvald Boasson Hagen to NRK as he prepared to fly to Australia for the World Cup. The World Cup takes place place in Melbourne, Australia Sept. 29- Oct. 3. The Norwegian cycling team stood at the check-in desk ...

Tickets now on sale for the 2011 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Oslo

Photo: Stian Broch

With many afternoon events, two evening ski-jumping competitions and several events per day, everything is pointing to a huge spectator turnout during the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships at Holmenkollen this winter. Ticket sales started 1 September at 11 a.m. With 21 events over 11 days (24 February - 6 March), the WSC ...

My cabin is my castle

Norwegian Cabin

Norway’s changing cabin culture: Ask a Norwegian where he most likes to be, and he is likely to say at his cabin. In Norway, cabins are getting bigger and better-appointed. What is the environmental impact of this development, and why do Norwegians so enjoy cabin life? To most Norwegians, the term “cabin” conjures up special associations and ...