The stereotypes are true; Norwegians are avid (some might say obsessive) cross-country skiers. I’ve yet to pass a bus or tram stop without spotting at least one or two ski-toting folks waiting for a ride to the end of the transportation lines, where snowy forests beckon. And in the middle of the day, the train platforms are clogged with throngs of … [Read more...]
Sport in Norway
From hiking and biking in the summer to skiing in the winter and watching football all-year round, there's sport for everyone in Norway.
Andrew Halseid-Budd is a Norwegian based, English born, photographer living in Stavanger. He specialises in sports photography and recently attended the finals day of the Stavanger Premier League. Yes, cricket in Norway! Having grown up in Britain I got used to seeing games of cricket played in the villages of middle England, but up until … [Read more...]
The Norwegian Premier League kicks off its 2016 season this weekend. In 2015, Rosenborg comfortably took the title by a 12-point margin, but after losing two of their best players over the winter break, many are expecting a much closer title race this year. Rosenborg Saint-Étienne played Rosenborg in last season’s Europa League and were obviously … [Read more...]
Are you old enough to remember the Winter Olympics of 1994? The relatively tiny town of Lillehammer welcomed the world to Norway for one of the most memorable Olympic events there has ever been. Never before had anywhere so small hosted the Winter Games. Competitors in the Sochi Games of 2014 risked sunburn as they skied. There was no such … [Read more...]
Before we dive into this, hands-up, my knowledge of American football is limited at best. I watch the Super Bowl most years, but I'm more interested in the occasion than the game itself. As a ten year old the game briefly gripped me as the now-defunct London Monarchs beat the Barcelona Dragons to win the "World Bowl" at Wembley Stadium. Oh, and my … [Read more...]