The young Norwegian footballer who signed for Real Madrid is now making a name for himself in the Dutch League. As a 16-year-old, Martin Ødegaard was the name on the lips of every football fan (or at least, those who could pronounce his name) when he signed for Spanish giants Real Madrid. It brought to the end months of speculation on who the Strømsgodset star would sign for, with Bayern … [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.
Norwegian Football: We are big fans of football in Norway. So much so that we've created a special section so you can keep up to date with all things Eliteserien!
One of the greatest ever Norwegian athletes, professional biathlete Ole Einar Bjørndalen has recently announced his retirement at the age of 44. The most successful ever male Winter Olympian, Ole Einar Bjørndalen is a true Norwegian sporting icon. He dominated the sport of biathlon for two decades, winning eight Winter Olympic gold medals and an astonishing 20 world titles in a glittering … [Read more...]
Norwegian footballers made a splash in the Premier League in the 1990s, but who are the famous names of today? Like most of the world, football is a pretty big sport in Norway. Following skiing and other winter sports of course! Though the men's national team of Norway has enjoyed little success of late, there are still a number of players from the country that have been, or are, successful in … [Read more...]
Meet the 37-year-old mother who just became the most successful Winter Olympian of all time. When Norway's Marit Bjørgen crossed the finish line of the women's cross-country skiing 30km mass start classic at the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics, BBC Sport commentator Ollie Williams was one of the few people to find the appropriate words: "This is a very special moment for us all to … [Read more...]
Here's what the world's been saying about the Norwegian success at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. As the 2018 Winter Olympics draws to a close, Norway tops the medal table with a record 39 medals, 14 of them gold. The world's media have been scratching their collective heads as to how exactly this little Scandinavian country has managed it. Here, I've rounded up the best … [Read more...]
Norway's most successful football club celebrated 100 years this season. We take a look back at their history. After Vålerenga's centenary a few seasons ago, it's now the turn of Trondheim's Rosenborg to chalk up 100 years. Could the glory years be returning to Trondheim? After four years without winning the title, Rosenborg just secured their third consecutive league title. American writer … [Read more...]
Norway's Telemark region has announced surprise plans to bid to become the host of the Winter Olympics in 2026. According to reports in the Norwegian media, Telemark decided to put together a bid when interest from Austrian city Innsbruck waned. The county in Southern Norway had kept their intentions secret until a press conference this week. A strong Olympic legacy A successful bid would see … [Read more...]
Norway's male and female football players will receive the same amount of pay for representing their country. In what is believed to be the first deal of its kind in world football, the Norwegian football association has announced that the amount of money paid to the women's national team will equal that of the men's. The amount will almost double from 3.1 million to 6 million Norwegian krone, … [Read more...]
The Norwegian Ice Hockey league struggles for attention in Norway. The GET-liga is the top level of Norwegian hockey and struggles for attention against skiing and other winter sports. Although football is played in the summer in Norway, the English Premier League and other European leagues dominate sports coverage during the hockey season. Ten teams compete in the regular season, playing each … [Read more...]
Following a surprise win against Ajax, Rosenborg qualify for the Europa League for the second time in three seasons. Rosenborg's season will extend to at least December as the Trondheim club have qualified for the group stages of the 2017/18 Europa League. The champions of Norway missed out on a Champions League place with defeat to Celtic, but a play-off win against the Dutch giants Ajax gives … [Read more...]