Norway at the 1972 Winter Olympics

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Norway at the Olympic Games

Flag of Norway
IOC code  NOR
NOC Norwegian Olympic Committee and Confederation of Sports
Website www.idrett.no (Norwegian)
At the 1972 Winter Olympics in Sapporo
Competitors 67 (56 men, 11 women) in 8 sports
Flag bearer Magnar Solberg (Biathlon)
Medals
Rank: 3
Gold
2
Silver
5
Bronze
5
Total
12
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games
Intercalated Games
1906

Norway competed at the 1972 Winter Olympics in Sapporo, Japan.

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event
 Gold Solberg, MagnarMagnar Solberg Biathlon Men's 20 km
 Gold Tyldum, PålPål Tyldum Cross-country skiing Men's 50 km (classical)
 Silver Tyldum, PålPål Tyldum Cross-country skiing Men's 30 km (classical)
 Silver Myrmo, MagneMagne Myrmo Cross-country skiing Men's 50 km (classical)
 Silver Brå, OddvarOddvar Brå
Tyldum, PålPål Tyldum
Formo, IvarIvar Formo
Harviken, JohsJohs Harviken
Cross-country skiing Men's 4 x 10 km relay
 Silver Grønvold, RoarRoar Grønvold Speed skating Men's 1500m
 Silver Grønvold, RoarRoar Grønvold Speed skating Men's 5000m
 Bronze Formo, IvarIvar Formo Cross-country skiing Men's 15 km (classical)
 Bronze Harviken, JohsJohs Harviken Cross-country skiing Men's 30 km (classical)
 Bronze Aufles, IngerInger Aufles
Dahl, AslaugAslaug Dahl
Lammedal, Berit MørdreBerit Mørdre Lammedal
Cross-country skiing Women's 3 x 5 km relay
 Bronze Stensen, StenSten Stensen Speed skating Men's 5000m
 Bronze Stensen, StenSten Stensen Speed skating Men's 10,000m

Alpine skiing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Peik Christensen Downhill 1:59.71 36
Erik Håker 1:53.16 5
Otto Tschudi Giant Slalom 1:57.42 50 DSQ DSQ
Peik Christensen 1:38.27 33 1:40.42 17 3:18.69 23
Erik Håker 1:31.70 1 DNF DNF
Men's slalom
Athlete Classification Final
Time Rank Time 1 Rank Time 2 Rank Total Rank
Peik Christensen 1:45.36 2 DSQ DSQ
Erik Håker DSQ DNF DNF
Otto Tschudi DSQ DSQ DSQ
Women
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Karianne Christiansen Downhill 1:41.25 21
Gyri Sørensen 1:40.77 17
Toril Førland 1:40.25 11
Gyri Sørensen Giant Slalom 1:37.32 28
Karianne Christiansen 1:37.18 27
Anne Brusletto 1:34.43 19
Toril Førland 1:34.15 17
Gyri Sørensen Slalom DSQ DSQ
Anne Brusletto DNF DNF
Karianne Christiansen 52.59 24 DNF DNF
Toril Førland 47.75 10 48.01 11 1:35.76 9

Biathlon[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Time Penalties Adjusted time 1 Rank
20 km Ragnar Tveiten 1'17:19.91 7 1'24:19.91 29
Kåre Hovda 1'16:20.37 6 1'22:20.37 18
Tor Svendsberget 1'15:26.54 3 1'18:26.54 8
Magnar Solberg 1'13:55.50 2 1'15:55.50 1
1 One minute added per close miss (a hit in the outer ring), two minutes added per complete miss.
Men's 4 x 7.5 km relay
Athletes Race
Misses 2 Time Rank
Tor Svendsberget
Kåre Hovda
Ivar Nordkild
Magnar Solberg
7 1'56:24.21 4
2 A penalty loop of 200 metres had to be skied per missed target.

Cross-country skiing[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
15 km Magne Myrmo 47:02.55 19
Johs Harviken 46:46.36 15
Oddvar Brå 46:25.88 9
Ivar Formo 46:02.68 3
30 km Ole Ellefsæter 1'44:25.21 31
Magne Myrmo 1'42:23.40 21
Johs Harviken 1'37:32.44 3
Pål Tyldum 1'37:25.30 2
50 km Ole Ellefsæter 2'46:46.94 10
Reidar Hjermstad 2'44:14.51 4
Magne Myrmo 2'43:29.45 2
Pål Tyldum 2'43:14.75 1
Men's 4 x 10 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Oddvar Brå
Pål Tyldum
Ivar Formo
Johs Harviken
2'04:57.06 2
Women
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
5 km Katharina Mo-Berge 17:49.06 17
Inger Aufles 17:33.14 12
Aslaug Dahl 17:17.49 8
Berit Mørdre-Lammedal 17:16.79 7
10 km Katharina Mo-Berge 37:33.16 29
Berit Mørdre-Lammedal 36:29.43 14
Inger Aufles 36:07.08 12
Aslaug Dahl 35:18.84 6
Women's 3 x 5 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Inger Aufles
Aslaug Dahl
Berit Mørdre-Lammedal
49:51.49 3

Ice hockey[edit]

First Round[edit]

Winners (in bold) entered the Medal Round. Other teams played a consolation round for 7th-11th places.

Team 1  Score  Team 2
 Finland 13–1  Norway

Consolation Round[edit]

Rank Team Pld W L T GF GA Pts
7  West Germany 4 3 1 0 22 10 6
8  Norway 4 3 1 0 16 14 6
9  Japan 4 2 1 1 17 16 5
10   Switzerland 4 0 2 2 9 16 2
11 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia 4 0 3 1 9 17 1
  • Norway 5-2 Yugoslavia
  • West Germany 5-1 Norway
  • Japan 4-5 Norway
  • Norway 5-3 Switzerland
Contestants
Kåre Østensen
Thore Wålberg
Øivind Berg
Jan Kinder
Svein Norman Hansen
Terje Steen
Birger Jansen
Thor Martinsen
Tom Røymark
Tom Christensen
Steinar Bjølbakk
Svein Haagensen
Roy Jansen
Bjørn Johansen
Morten Sethereng
Terje Thoen
Bjørn Andreassen
Arne Mikkelsen

Luge[edit]

Men
Athlete Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Stephen Sinding 54.98 27 54.05 19 53.19 20 53.19 19 3:35.41 22
Bjørn Dyrdahl 54.73 25 55.13 31 54.67 36 53.52 24 3:38.05 30
Christian Strøm 53.79 13 53.68 16 52.46 12 53.08 17 3:33.01 14

(Men's) Doubles

Athletes Run 1 Run 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Christian Strøm
Stephen Sinding
45.81 14 46.25 16 1:32.06 14

Nordic combined pictogram.svg Nordic combined[edit]

Events:

  • normal hill ski jumping (Three jumps, best two counted and shown here.)
  • 15 km cross-country skiing
Athlete Event Ski Jumping Cross-country Total
Distance 1 Distance 2 Points Rank Time Points Rank Points Rank
Gjert Andersen Individual 67.0 71.5 173.3 23 52:04.8 187.015 26 360.315 23
Henning Weid 71.0 74.0 181.3 15 51:58.1 188.020 25 369.320 19
Kjell Åsvestad 71.0 74.0 183.1 13 51:36.2 191.305 23 374.405 14
Kåre Olav Berg 72.5 73.0 180.4 16 50:08.9 204.400 7 384.800 8

Ski jumping pictogram.svg Ski jumping[edit]

Athlete Event Jump 1 Jump 2 Total
Distance Points Distance Points Points Rank
Jo Inge Bjørnebye Normal hill 68.5 90.3 67.0 83.9 174.2 51
Nils-Per Skarseth 73.5 101.3 71.0 96.3 197.6 33
Ingolf Mork 78.0 112.0 78.0 113.5 225.5 4
Frithjof Prydz 80.0 114.2 74.0 103.6 217.8 11
Jo Inge Bjørnebye Large hill 85.5 86.7 81.5 81.1 167.8 34
Frithjof Prydz 85.0 89.0 95.5 105.7 194.7 15
Ingolf Mork 89.0 95.6 83.0 77.7 173.3 28
Bjørn Wirkola 93.0 97.7 74.5 64.8 162.5 37

Speed skating[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Ole Christian Iversen DNF
Johan Lind 41.14 18
Lasse Efskind 40.60 12
Per Bjørang 39.91 4
1500 m Dag Fornæss 2:09.52 13
Svein-Erik Stiansen 2:08.63 11
Bjørn Tveter 2:05.94 4
Roar Grønvold 2:04.26 2
5000 m Willy Olsen 7:36.47 5
Sten Stensen 7:33.39 3
Roar Grønvold 7:28.18 2
10,000 m Dag Fornæss 15:53.33 13
Per Willy Guttormsen 15:48.71 11
Sten Stensen 15:07.88 3
Women
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Lisbeth Korsmo-Berg 46.33 19
Kirsti Biermann 46.18 17
Sigrid Sundby-Dybedahl 45.70 11
1000 m Kirsti Biermann 1:35.76 23
Lisbeth Korsmo-Berg 1:35.56 22
Sigrid Sundby-Dybedahl 1:33.13 9
1500 m Kirsti Biermann 2:29.94 23
Lisbeth Korsmo-Berg 2:28.36 19
Sigrid Sundby-Dybedahl 2:24.07 8
3000 m Kirsti Biermann 5:26.21 20
Sigrid Sundby-Dybedahl 5:07.76 10

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