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Yngve Slyngstad CEO of Norges Bank Investment Management

Yngve Slyngstad, Norway’s CFO

Meet Yngve Slyngstad, the man currently responsible for ensuing the smart investment of Norway's colossal sovereign wealth fund. Little Norway’s influence on global financial markets far outweighs its economy thanks to its investment fund built primarily...
A cross-country skier in Norway

Norwegian Cross-Country Skiers

Meet the Olympic superstars and some of Norway's biggest celebrities. Cross-country skiing is without doubt the national sport of Norway. Many partake simply for recreation, but those who compete at a national or international level are...
Petter Northug in action

Petter Northug

Norway's Gold medal winning and at times controversial cross-country skier announces his retirement from the sport. One of the most famous faces in Norway, cross-country skier Petter Northug has hung up his ski boots after a...
Ada Hegerberg Norwegian footballer

Ada Hegerberg: Ballon d’Or Winner

The Norwegian footballer wins the first ever female Ballon D'or trophy for the world's best player. Congratulations Ada Hegerberg! At just 23 the Olympique Lyonnais forward has been named as the world's best female football player. The...
Norwegian skier Vibeke Skofterud

Remembering Vibeke Skofterud

The Norwegian Olympic gold medalist tragically lost her life at the age of just 38. Cross-country skiers are ten a penny in Norway, so to stand out and succeed at the highest level takes real talent...
The Norwegian ice hockey player Mats Zuccarello playing for Minnesota Wild

Mats Zuccarello

The Minnesota Wild winger is one of Norway's most famous ever ice hockey players. We take a brief look at the career of Mats Zuccarello. Following a long career with the New York Rangers and a...
The unbeaten Norwegian female boxer Cecilia Brækhus

Cecilia Brækhus

Most boxers around the world only have to fight against their opponents. In Norway, one boxer also had to fight the law. Unless you’re Norwegian or into women’s boxing, Cecilia Brækhus is likely to be the...
Mari Boine running with a horse on a beach

Mari Boine: The Sound of the Sami

Her minimalist folk songs have helped transform the image of the Norwegian Sami. Now the rest of the world is starting to pay attention. Mari Boine is without doubt one of the most famous Sami people in Norway....
Sami flag with smoke style

The Sami People

After decades of struggle, the Sami people of Norway have their own Parliament and a distinctive culture more visible than ever before. A visible part of life in northern Norway thanks to the distinctive colours of...
Norwegian chess player Magnus Carlsen

Magnus Carlsen

He rode his luck at times, but the Norwegian Grandmaster who made chess cool in Norway retained the World Chess Championship in 2018. The champion again Magnus Carlsen has successfully defended his world title after beating...