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Norway Withdraws Oslo’s Bid for 2022 Winter Olympics

Norway (Shutterstock) OSLO, Oct 1 (Reuters) – Norway’s government is withdrawing Oslo’s bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, it said on Wednesday, leaving Beijing and Almaty in Kazakhstan as the only contenders after most potential applicants pulled out. Norway, which has hosted the Games twice and won more Winter Games medals than any other […]

2014 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships: Hafjell-Lillehammer, Norway: Women’s & Men’s Elite DHI

The Hafjell Bike Park is the ultimate mountain biking and trials playground and one of the leading facilties of its kind in Europe. The park offers 14 trails, covering 25 km in total, with a level of difficulty ranging from green to black spread over an elevation of 790 meters. It is one of the most progressive bike parks in Europe and keeps expanding at a high pace to maintain it’s position is one of the top tracks on the continent.

2014 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships: Hafjell-Lillehammer, Norway: Women’s & Men’s Elite XCO

The Hafjell Bike Park is the ultimate mountain biking and trials playground and one of the leading facilties of its kind in Europe. The park offers 14 trails, covering 25 km in total, with a level of difficulty ranging from green to black spread over an elevation of 790 meters. It is one of the most progressive bike parks in Europe and keeps expanding at a high pace to maintain it’s position is one of the top tracks on the continent.

2014 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships: Hafjell-Lillehammer, Norway

The Hafjell Bike Park is the ultimate mountain biking and trials playground and one of the leading facilties of its kind in Europe. The park offers 14 trails, covering 25 km in total, with a level of difficulty ranging from green to black spread over an elevation of 790 meters. It is one of the most progressive bike parks in Europe and keeps expanding at a high pace to maintain it’s position is one of the top tracks on the continent.

2014 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour: Stavanger, Norway: Men’s Grand Slam Bronze & Gold

The double-gender US $800,000 FIVB Stavanger Grand Slam runs through Sunday June 29. It is the eighth event and the fourth Grand Slam on the 2014 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour calendar that features nine Grand Slams and 11 Open tournaments.

2014 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour: Stavanger, Norway: Women’s Grand Slam Bronze & Gold

The double-gender US $800,000 FIVB Stavanger Grand Slam runs through Sunday June 29. It is the eighth event and the fourth Grand Slam on the 2014 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour calendar that features nine Grand Slams and 11 Open tournaments.

2014 IAAF Diamond League: Oslo, Norway

When you think of Javelin, you automatically think of Oslo and the ExxonMobil Bislett Games. The IAAF’s Diamond League meet based in Norway’s capital has enormous traditions in the event and the assembled field this year will only add to that special history.

2014 IAAF Diamond League: Oslo, Norway (Mobile)

When you think of Javelin, you automatically think of Oslo and the ExxonMobil Bislett Games.

2014 FIS Freestlye World Cup: Voss Myrkdalen, Norway: Dual Moguls

After nearly two weeks off, the FIS Freestyle moguls World Cup is back in action this Saturday and Sunday with moguls and dual moguls events slated to hit the slopes of Voss-Myrkdalen, Norway.

2014 FIS Freestlye World Cup: Voss Myrkdalen, Norway: Ladies & Men’s Moguls

After nearly two weeks off, the FIS Freestyle moguls World Cup is back in action this Saturday and Sunday with moguls and dual moguls events slated to hit the slopes of Voss-Myrkdalen, Norway.

2014 FIS Ski Jumping World Cup: Oslo, Norway: HS 134

In the home country of skiing the first ski jumping competitions took place from 1879 to 1891 on Husebybakken in the western part of Oslo. On January 31, 1892 around 5 km north of it a new ski jumping hill at Holmenkollen was inaugurated.

2014 FIS Cross Country World Cup: Oslo, Norway: Ladies 30km C Mst

From 8th March – 9th March, the athletes from the three Nordic disciplines will return to Oslo. For the Cross-Country skiers, mass start competitions over 30 km for ladies and 50 km for men in classic technique are on the schedule.

2014 FIS Alpine World Cup: Kvitfjell, Norway: Men’s Slalom

The FIS Alpine Ski World Cup is the top international circuit of Alpine Skiing competitions staged annually. It is considered the premier competition in alpine ski racing along with the Olympic Winter Games and the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships.

2014 FIS Alpine World Cup: Kvitfjell, Norway: Men’s Slalom (Mobile)

The FIS Alpine Ski World Cup is the top international circuit of Alpine Skiing competitions staged annually. It is considered the premier competition in alpine ski racing along with the Olympic Winter Games and the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships.

2014 FIS Cross Country World Cup: Oslo, Norway: Men’s 50km C Mst

On Saturday, the focus will be on the men’s 50 km where thanks to the intermediate bonus sprints, a large number of World Cup points can be won (six intermediate sprints yield 190 points).

2014 FIS Ski Jumping World Cup: Trondheim, Norway: HS 138

The annual FIS Ski Jumping World Cup pits the very best athletes the sport has to offer against each other, in a quest to become the world’s number one.

2014 FIS Cross Country World Cup: Drammen, Norway: Men’s & Women’s Sprint C

For the first time since the Sochi Olympics, Norwegian Cross-Country skiing fans will have a chance to cheer on their national heroes as both sprint gold medalist from Sochi Ola Vigen Hattestad and Maiken Caspersen Falla will start in Drammen.

2014 FIS Alpine World Cup: Kvitfjell, Norway: Men’s Super G

Kvitfjell is a regular stop on the World Cup circuit, hosting men’s speed events in early March. The downhill course begins just below the summit and is slightly over 3 km (1.9 mi) in length.

2014 FIS Alpine World Cup: Kvitfjell, Norway: Men’s Super G (Mobile)

Kvitfjell is a regular stop on the World Cup circuit, hosting men’s speed events in early March. The downhill course begins just below the summit and is slightly over 3 km (1.9 mi) in length.

2014 FIS Alpine Ski World Cup: Kvitfjell, Norway: Men’s Downhill

Kvitfjell is a regular stop on the World Cup circuit, hosting men’s speed events in early March. The downhill course begins just below the summit and is slightly over 3 km (1.9 mi) in length.

2014 FIS Alpine Ski World Cup: Kvitfjell, Norway: Men’s Downhill (Mobile)

Kvitfjell is a regular stop on the World Cup circuit, hosting men’s speed events in early March. The downhill course begins just below the summit and is slightly over 3 km (1.9 mi) in length.

2014 FIS Alpine Ski World Cup: Kvitfjell, Norway: Men’s Downhill

Kvitfjell is a regular stop on the World Cup circuit, hosting men’s speed events in early March. The downhill course begins just below the summit and is slightly over 3 km (1.9 mi) in length.

2014 FIS Alpine Ski World Cup: Kvitfjell, Norway: Men’s Downhill (Mobile)

Kvitfjell is a regular stop on the World Cup circuit, hosting men’s speed events in early March. The downhill course begins just below the summit and is slightly over 3 km (1.9 mi) in length.

2014 FIS Alpine Ski World Cup: Kvitfjell, Norway: Men’s Downhill Training

Kvitfjell is a regular stop on the World Cup circuit, hosting men’s speed events in early March. The downhill course begins just below the summit and is slightly over 3 km (1.9 mi) in length.

Protest group crashes Russia’s Olympics party, Norway strike gold

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/SHAMIL ZHUMATOV (Reuters) – Members of Russian protest group Pussy Riot crashed the Sochi Olympic party on Tuesday when they were detained at a police station, briefly diverting the world’s gaze from snowboarders and skiers who braved thick fog and rain to race. Five group members were among those held for around three hours […]

2014 Cross-Country Skiing World Cup: Nove Mesto: Team Norway interview

Norway’s Maiken Caspersen Falla and Ingvlid Flugstad Oestberg talk about how they were able to hold off Finland to get their big win today in the Ladies Team Sprint.

2014 Cross-Country Skiing World Cup: Nove Mesto: Norway wins

Norway’s Maiken Caspersen Falla and Ingvlid Flugstad Oestberg won the Ladies Team Sprint with a time of 20:58.47. Norway lead early into the race but had to hold off Finland at the finish to lockup the gold medal.

2013 Cross-Country Skiing World Cup: Asiago: Norway Team Interview

Norway’s Eldar Roenning and Ola Vigen Hattestad talks about their photo finish win over the Kazakhstan team in the Men’s Team Sprint event.

2013 Cross-Country Skiing World Cup: Asiago: Norway wins

Norway won the Men’s Team Sprint with a time of 24:47.40, just narrowly edging out the Kazakhstan team at the finish. Team Norway has finished inside the top 3 in all the races so far this season.

2013 FIS Ski Jumping World Cup: Lillehammer, Norway: Men’s HS 138

The 2013–14 Ski Jumping World Cup is the 35th World Cup season for men and the 3rd World Cup season for women. It will begin on 23 November 2012 in Klingenthal, Germany, and end on 23 March 2013 in Planica, Slovenia.

2013 Cross-Country Skiing World Cup: Lillehammer: Norway interview

Norway’s Therese Johaug and Kristin Stoermer Steira discuss their team win in the Women’s 4x5km Relay.

2013 Cross-Country Skiing World Cup: Lillehammer: Norway wins 4x5km Relay

Norway finished with a blazing time of 58:38.9 as they were lead by Therese Johaug and Marit Bjoergen. The USA finished third in the event, finishing 1 minute behind Norway.

2013 FIS Cross Country World Cup: Lillehammer, Norway: Ladies 4x5Km C / Men’s 4x7Km C / F

The World Cup in Lillehammer this year will be a historical event. For the first time since the Winter Olympic Games in 1994, all the nordic diciplines will be carried out during one weekend in December.

2013 Ski Jumping World Cup: Lillehammer, Norway: Men’s HS 100

The 2013–14 Ski Jumping World Cup is the 35th World Cup season for men and the 3rd World Cup season for women. It will begin on 23 November 2012 in Klingenthal, Germany, and end on 23 March 2013 in Planica, Slovenia.

2013 FIS Cross Country World Cup: Lillehammer, Norway: Ladies 10Km C And Men’s 15Km C

The World Cup in Lillehammer this year will be a historical event. For the first time since the Winter Olympic Games in 1994, all the nordic diciplines will be carried out during one weekend in December.

2013 FIS Ski Jumping World Cup: Lillehammer, Norway: HS Mixed Team

The 2013–14 Ski Jumping World Cup is the 35th World Cup season for men and the 3rd World Cup season for women. It will begin on 23 November 2012 in Klingenthal, Germany, and end on 23 March 2013 in Planica, Slovenia.

2013 Viessmann Luge World Cup: Lillehammer, Norway: Day 2

Lillehammer (pps) Even in a season with Olympic Winter Games, the World Cup series is of great importance. The way to the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, only leads via the 2013-2014 Viessmann Luge World Cup series.

2013 Viessmann Luge World Cup: Lillehammer, Norway: Day 1

Lillehammer (pps) Even in a season with Olympic Winter Games, the World Cup series is of great importance. The way to the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, only leads via the 2013-2014 Viessmann Luge World Cup series.

2013 World Men’s Curling Championships: Norway vs. Sweden

This event is a qualifying event for the 2014 Winter Olympics, awarding points to countries based on performance at the worlds.

2013 World Men’s Curling Championships: Victoria, BC: Denmark vs. Norway

This event is also a qualifying event for the 2014 Winter Olympics, awarding points to countries based on performance at the worlds.

2013 Nordic World Ski Championships: Cross Country: Men’s 4×10 relay: Team Norway interview

Team Norway takes about how it feels to defend their title at this years world championships.

2013 Nordic World Ski Championships: Cross Country: Men’s 4×10 relay: Norway defends title

Skiers Asle Tord Gjerdalen, Eldar Roenning, Sjur Roethe, and Petter Northug, represented Team Norway in the 2013 Nordic World Ski Championships in Val de Fiemme. They finished with a total time of 1:41:37.2, with the best time coming from skier Sjur Roethe. Noway has won the event every year since 2001.

2013 Nordic World Ski Championships: Cross Country: Women’s 4×5 relay: Norway wins

Heidi Weng started the charge, but then Therese Johaug lost it to Kowalczyk (POL). Kristin Stoermer Steria took it back and Marit Bjoergen held on for the win, Team USA finished fourth.

2013 Ski Jumping World Cup: Oberstdorf: Norway wins

Andreas St. Jernen and Anders Jacobsen post the biggest jumps of the day at 211 and 212 meters, helping Norway win by 47.8 points.

2013 FIS Ski Jumping World Cup: Willingen : Norway 2nd in Team

Bardal Anders (NOR) puts up the second biggest jump of the day at 142.5 meters, helping Rune Velta, Tom Hilde and Anders Jacobsen win second.

SNWBD World Championship Halfpipe Final from Olso, Norway

SNWBD World Championship Halfpipe Final from Olso, Norway

Costs and bidding process scare off European hopefuls

(Reuters) – What do European cities Stockholm, Oslo, Krakow, Lviv, St Moritz and Munich have in common? They have all turned down or pulled out of bidding for the Winter Olympics in 2022 and triggered alarm bells at the International Olympic Committee. The withdrawals, with Oslo pulling out as recently as last week, have highlighted […]

Oslo pullout highlights need for more IOC transparency

(Reuters) – Oslo’s surprise withdrawal from the race to stage the 2022 Winter Olympics last week highlighted the need for more transparency in the bidding process, Norwegian Olympic Committee Secretary General Inge Andersen told Reuters on Thursday. Oslo became the fourth city, after Stockholm, Lviv in Ukraine and Poland’s Krakow to pull out, leaving just […]

Oslo 2022 Games pullout no blow but changes needed – IOC

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/ALY SONG (Reuters) – Oslo quitting the race to stage the 2022 Winter Olympics has not hurt the International Olympic Committee but has underlined that changes are needed to make the Games more attractive to bidders, president Thomas Bach told Reuters on Thursday. IOC head Bach said that Norway’s decision to pull out was […]

Russian Zhukov heads 2022 Games bids evaluation team

CREDIT: REUTERS/ENRIQUE MARCARIAN (Reuters) – Russian Olympic chief Alexander Zhukov has been picked to head the team that will evaluate the 2022 winter Olympic bids ahead of next year’s decision, the International Olympic Committee said on Monday. Zhukov, a former Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation who became an IOC member in 2013, has […]

Michal Kwiatkowski Wins World Title with Textbook Attack

PONFERRADA, Spain, Sept 28 (Reuters) – Poland’s Michal Kwiatkowski timed his attack to perfection to beat the top favorites and claim gold in the men’s elite race at the road cycling world championships on Sunday. Kwiatkowski attacked just before the final climb, caught the four breakaway riders in front of him and quickly dropped them, […]

Universal Sports Network Presents Interbike – 2014

Universal Sports Network Presents Interbike – 2014 on September 26 at 8 p.m. ET                            Interbike-2014 Takes Cycling Enthusiasts Inside North America’s Largest Industry Trade Show Las Vegas (September 9, 2014) – Universal Sports Network, the year-round destination for Olympic, endurance and action sports […]

U.S. Broadcast Details for the 2015 UCI Road World Championships

Tejay van Garderen, right, and Taylor Phinney (AP Photo/Christophe Ena) LOS ANGELES and RICHMOND, Va. (September 8, 2014) – Richmond 2015 and Universal Sports Network announced today a media partnership for next year’s 2015 UCI Road World Championships in Richmond, Va., September 19-27, 2015. The deal provides unprecedented coverage in the United States of the UCI’s […]

2014 Mountain Bike World Championships: Hafjell: Men’s Winner Interview

Fabrice Mels (BEL) talks about winning the men’s final in the Mountain Bike World Championships in Hafjell, Norway.

 
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