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...]
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.
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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...]
The growing street football tournament gets underway in Oslo next week. The 2017 Homeless World Cup that kicks off in Oslo next week is set to become the tournament yet. 100,000 fans are expected to attend the games in person, with an anticipated worldwide live streaming audience of more than three million. The Homeless World Cup is an annual football tournament organized by the Homeless World … [Read more...]
The Trondheim club shrug off the disappointment of a Champions League qualifying defeat to maintain their lead of the Eliteserien. After a few weeks of summer break, the Eliteserien returned this weekend with a full programme of league fixtures. A home defeat to Scottish champions Celtic was not the result Rosenborg fans wanted last week, but a return to winning ways in the league will be of some … [Read more...]
One Englishman decided to forgo a promising football coaching career in England and try his luck in Norway. Eight years later he's a key part of the team at Sandefjord, and plans on staying in Norway for good. There are many links between football in England and Norway. Many point towards the influx of Norwegian players to British football in the early 1990s. But today there are a surprising … [Read more...]