Tag Archives: World Cup

45 years of ski history reduced to rubble with a bang

Dynamite charge goes off and scaffolding in the old Vikersund is history. Photo: Terje Bendiksby, SCANPIX

The enormous wooden construction at Vikersundbakken was built in 1965, and it was Torbjørn Yggeseth who undertook the first jump in Europe's only Ski-flying hill the next year. He landed at the 97 meters point at that time. Later, Bjorn Wirkola its legendary hill record in Vikersund with 146 meters, but today the record is 219 ...

Snowboard World Cup at Tryvann in 2012

Terje Haakonsen in action at The Arctic Challenge in Linderudkollen last year. Photo: Kyrre Lien, SCANPIX

Unanimous yes in Barcelona Saturday: Oslo is the World Championships in 2012 - provided that the Ministry of Environment approves the development of the Oslo Winter Park. Snowboard Federation might rejoice in Barcelona Saturday: The general meetings of the International Snowboard Federation (WSF) and the world series in snowboarding (TTR) decided unanimously Oslo will get the World ...

DU’s Haugen Officially Named To Norwegian Olympic Squad

Late last night, University of Denver coach Andy LeRoy sent an e-mail update to fans and friends of DU skiing. Of course, LeRoy covered results from his entire team's 2009-10 results to date, but the most compelling section of the letter was saved for information concerning Norwegian phenom Leif Kristian Haugen. Read the whole story ...

Bjørgen, Northug win cross-country World Cup sprint

Norway has won the men's and women's cross-country World Cup sprints, while American Andrew Newell finished sixth in the men's race. Petter Northug finished in 4 minutes, 09.9 seconds in the men's 1-kilometer race on Saturday, 1.2 seconds ahead of Germany's Tobias Angerer. Jesper Modin of Sweden was third, 1.8 seconds behind Northug. Newell was 6.1 ...

Resurgent Svindal wins Gardena super-G

Norway's Aksel Lund Svindal powered to his first win of the season in a close super-G race at the Saslong Classic on Friday. Last season's World Cup overall and super-G champion had managed only two third places so far this season after a knee injury but he bombed down the hill in northern Italy in one ...

Svindal finishes 9th in Super G

The Face de Bellevarde slope in Val d’Isere, France didn’t make many friends during last season’s FIS World Championships, but she was singing today (Dec. 11) under sunny skies as the men of the alpine World Cup were tested in a super combined. After the Swiss took early control of the season, it was all Austria ...

Soccer: Lagerbäck open to Norway role

Lars Lagerbäck

Sweden's coach Lars Lagerbäck is refusing to rule out the possibility of taking charge of Norway's national team, reports Skysports.com Lagerbäck is due to step down as Sweden boss at the end of the World Cup qualifiers, with his side unlikely to qualify for next summer's finals. He has been linked with the Norway job, with his good friend Nils ...

Women Handball: Norway ready for WC semifinals

Norway's women secured a narrow 26-25 win against Germany, only seconds before the end in a match in the World Cup handball tournament in Aarhus, Denmark on Thursday evening, reports Norway Post. Germany led 14-11 at half-time, but Norway came back towards the end of the match, and Karoline Dyhre Breivang scored the winning goal 4 seconds before the end. Both Norway ...