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Molde v Strømsgodset kick-off

Heads Up! Tippeligaen is Back

It was very easy to miss, but the new Norwegian Premier League season got underway tonight. Easy to miss, because most Norwegian eyes are focused on Manchester and the battle for the English title. The Norwegian...
Biathlon Pursuit in Oslo

Ski’n, Shoot’n, Freez’n – My Introduction to Biathlon

I spent most of last year worrying how I would cope with my first Scandinavian winter. Little did I know I would experience the mildest winter Norway has seen for years, with the snow arriving late...
Rosenborg football

The Norwegian Obsession With English Football

As I write this I'm sitting in my Oslo apartment watching a popular Norwegian TV channel, TV2 Zebra, sort of the Channel 4 of Norway. Any guesses as to what I'm watching? A two-hour English football special,...
Me getting cold in Lillehammer

The Winter Olympic Town of Lillehammer

This Saturday I packed my furry boots, thermos and countless layers of clothing for my first visit inland. My destination was the small town of Lillehammer, 170km due north of Oslo on the shores of Lake...

Heia Enga – Vålerenga 3 Viking 0

This weekend I hosted my parents for the first time since I moved to Oslo. On the Friday night I took them to the Ullevaal for their (and my) first Vålerenga match, versus Viking. I’d been...

Oslo Marathon 2011

Thousands of runners took to the streets of Oslo today for the 2011 Oslo Marathon. I was exhausted just watching. The course is undoubtedly one of the most picturesque out there. It starts and ends at...
Norge v Island

Norge 1 Island 0 – My First Trip to Ullevaal Stadion

Last night me and Matt went to watch Norway v Iceland in a Euro 2012 qualifier. It was my first trip to Oslo's Ullevål Stadion. We started off at the Billabong Café in Majorstuen then took...

Who needs Man Utd v Barcelona?

…when you've got Sarpsborg v Lillestrøm? With tonight's Champions League Final receiving blanket coverage across Europe, including here in Norway, today's blog post is almost inevitably about the beautiful game. There's a big Manchester United connection...