Thursday, February 18, 2010

A hundred and one reasons...

... to be a proud Norwegian:

We took our 100th and 101st winter Olympic golds today (we have 54 summer golds). Here's a list of all of them ((F) marks female, * marks a participant in the current olympics). Some pretty amazing achievements and athletes on here:

Chamonix 1924:
Thorleif Haug - Cross country 18 km
Thorleif Haug - Cross country 50 km
Thorleif Haug - Nordic combined
Jacob Tullin Thams - Ski-jumping

St. Moritz 1928:
Johan Grøttumsbråten - Cross country 18 km
Johan Grøttumsbråten - Nordic combined
Alf Andersen - Ski jumping
Bernt Evensen - Speed skating 500 m
Ivar Ballangrud - Speed skating 5000 m
Sonja Henie (F) - Figue skating

Lake Placid 1932:
Johan Grøttumsbråten - Nordic combined
Birger Ruud - Ski jumping
Sonja Henie (F) - Figure skating

Garmisch Partenkirchen 1936:
Oddbjørn Hagen - Nordic combined
Birger Ruud - Ski jumping
Ivar Ballangrud - Speed skating 500 m
Charles Mathiesen - Speed skating 1500 m
Ivar Ballangrud - Speed skating 5000 m
Ivar Ballangrud - Speed skating 10000 m
Sonja Henie (F) - Figure skating

St Moritz 1948:
Petter Hugsted - Ski jumping
Finn Helgesen - Speed skating 500 m
Sverre Farstad - Speed skating 1500 m
Reidar Liaklev - Speed skating 5000 m

Oslo 1952:
Hallgeir Brenden - Cross country 18 km
Simon Slottvik - Nordic combined
Arnfinn Bergmann - Ski jumping
Stein Eriksen - Giant slalom
Hjalmar Andersen - Speed skating 1500 m
Hjalmar Andersen - Speed skating 5000 m
Hjalmar Andersen - Speed skating 10000 m

Cortina 1956:
Hallgeir Brenden - Cross country 18 km
Sverre Stenersen - Nordic combined

Squaw Valley 1960:
Håkon Brusveen - Cross country 15 km
Roald Aas - Speed skating 1500 m
Knut Johanessen - Speed skating 10000 m

Innsbruck 1964:
Tormod Knutsen - Nordic combined
Toralf Engan - Ski jumping (big hill)
Knut Johanessen - Speed skating 5000 m

Grenoble 1968:
Harald Grønningen - Cross country 15 km
Ole Ellefsæter - Cross country 50 km
Norway - Cross country men's relay
Norway (F)- Cross country women's relay
Fred Anton Maier - Speed skating 5000 m
Magnar Solberg - biathlon

Sapporo 1972:
Pål Tyldum - Cross country 50 km
Magnar Solberg - Biathlon

Innsbruck 1976:
Ivar Formo - Cross country 50 km (last to win olympic gold on wooden skis)
Jan Egil Storholt - Speed skating 1500 m
Sten Stensen - Speed skating 1000 m

Lake Placid 1980:
Bjørg Eva Jensen (F) - Speed skating 3000 m

Sarajevo 1984:
Norway (F) - Cross country women's relay
Tom Sandberg - Nordic combined
Eirik Kvalfoss - Biathlon 10 km sprint

Calgary 1988:
None

Albertville 1992:
Kjetil André Aamodt - Super G (Alpine)
Finn Christian Jagge - Slalom
Bjørn Dæhlie - Cross country 50 km
Vegard Ulvang - Cross country 30 km
Vegard Ulvang - Cross country 10 km
Bjørn Dæhlie - Cross country 15 km pursuit
Norway - Cross country relay
Johan Olav Koss - Speed skating 1500 m
Geir Karlstad - Speed skating 5000 m

Lillehammer 1994:
Bjørn Dæhlie - Cross country 10 km
Bjørn Dæhlie - Cross country 15 km pursuit
Thomas Alsgaard - Cross country 30 km
Fred Børre Lundberg - Nordic combined
Espen Bredesen - Ski jumping (small hill)
Lasse Kjus - Alpine skiing combination
Stine Lise Hattestad (F) - Freestyle skiing moguls
Johan Olav Koss - Speed skating 1500 m
Johan Olav Koss - Speed skating 5000 m
Johan Olav Koss - Speed skating 10000 m

Nagano 1998:
Bjørn Dæhlie - Cross country 10 km
Thomas Alsgaard - Cross country 15 km pursuit
Bjørn Dæhlie - Cross country 50 km
Norway - Cross country men's relay
Bjarte Engen Vik - Nordic combined
Norway - Nordic combined team competition
Hans Petter Buraas - Slalom
Ådne Søndrål - Speed skating 1500 m
Halvard Hanevold* - Biathlon 20 km
Ole Einar Bjørndalen* - Biathlon 10 km

Salt Lake City 2002:
Kjetil André Aamodt - Alpine skiing combination
Kjetil André Aamodt - Super G
Ole Einar Bjørndalen* - Biathlon 10 km
Ole Einar Bjørndalen* - Biathlon pursuit
Ole Einar Bjørndalen* - Biathlon 20 km
Norway (including Bjørndalen* and Hanevold*) - Biathlon men's relay
Frode Estil - Cross country pursuit (shared with:)
Thomas Alsgaard - Cross country pursuit
Bente Skari (F) - Cross country 10 km
Tor Arne Hetland - Cross country sprint
Norway - Cross country men's relay
Norway - Men's curling
Kari Traa - Freestyle Moguls

Torino 2006:
Lars Bystøl - Ski jump (small hill)
Kjetil André Aamodt - Super G

Vancouver 2010:
Marit Bjørgen (F)* - Cross country sprint
Tora Berger (F)* - Biathlon 15 km
Emil Hegle Svendsen* - Biathlon 20 km

4 comments:

  1. Congratulations, that is a tremendous achievement. I'm glad you aren't embarrassed by your country anymore.

    (Norway probably wants to know if you and Cake are going to drop the lawsuit against them now.) :)

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  2. I dropped it in the last post before this one... :P

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  3. In a parenthetical comment near the end. I thought you might make an entire post letting Norway know they were off the hook .. for now, until they incur the Wrath of Andy again. :)

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  4. yes.. for now. It's not like 3 golds are acceptable, so they will need to keep it going. Some good chances today in Super G and women's cross country

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