Norway at the 2010 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 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver
Competitors 99 in 11 sports
Flag bearer Tommy Jakobsen[1] (opening)
Petter Northug (closing)
Medals
Rank: 4
Gold
9
Silver
8
Bronze
6
Total
23
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games
Intercalated Games
1906

Norway participated at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Norway sent 99 competitors to the games[2] and ended up with the 4th largest amount of gold medals among participating nations.

Medalists[edit]

Alpine skiing pictogram.svg Alpine skiing[edit]

Aksel Lund Svindal racing for the silver medal in the men's downhill.
Athlete Event Final
Run 1 Run 2 Total Rank
Leif Kristian Haugen Men's giant slalom 1:19.58 1:22.20 2:41.78 28
Men's slalom Did not finish
Kjetil Jansrud Men's downhill 1:56.69 31
Men's super-G 1:31.21 12
Men's combined 1:55.44 51.06 2:46.50 9
Men's giant slalom 1:18.07 1:20.15 2:38.22 2nd
Men's slalom 49.54 49.54 1:41.57 17
Truls Ove Karlsen Men's downhill 1:59.52 46
Men's super-G Did not finish
Men's combined 1:57.32 51.99 2:49.31 22
Men's giant slalom 1:18.93 1:21.27 2:40.20 21
Men's slalom Did not finish
Mona Løseth Women's combined 1:27.72 44.96 2:12.68 13
Women's super-G 1:23.97 21
Women's giant slalom Did not finish
Women's slalom 54.53 Did not finish
Lars Elton Myhre Men's downhill 1:56.69 31
Men's super-G 1:32.36 25
Men's combined 1:55.44 Did not finish
Men's slalom Did not finish
Aksel Lund Svindal Men's downhill 1:54.38 2nd
Men's super-G 1:30.34 1st
Men's combined 1:53.15 Did not finish
Men's giant slalom 1:17.43 1:21.01 2:38.44 3rd

Note: In the super combined, run 1 is the downhill, and run 2 is the slalom.

Biathlon pictogram.svg Biathlon[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Final
Time Misses Rank
Ole Einar Bjørndalen Sprint 25:48.9 4 17
Pursuit 34:29.8 2 7
Individual 48:32.0 2 2nd
Mass start 37:46.5 7 27
Tarjei Bø Individual 51:51.5 3 21
Lars Berger Sprint 26:53.0 4 46
Pursuit 35:37.2 2 23
Halvard Hanevold Sprint 26:07.7 1 24
Pursuit 35:13.1 2 17
Mass start 36:56.6 3 19
Alexander Os Individual 52:19.8 3 28
Emil Hegle Svendsen Sprint 24:20.0 1 2nd
Pursuit 34:30.4 4 8
Individual 48:22.5 1 1st
Mass start 36:20.7 3 13
Halvard Hanevold
Tarjei Bø
Emil Hegle Svendsen
Ole Einar Bjørndalen
Relay 1:21:38.1 0+1
0+2
0+2
0+2
1st
Women
Athlete Event Final
Time Misses Rank
Liv Kjersti Eikeland Sprint 22:51.9 4 70
Individual 48:00.7 5 70
Ann Kristin Flatland Sprint 20:29.7 1 10
Pursuit 31:33.3 1 8
Individual 43:06.4 2 14
Mass start 36:16.0 4 11
Gro Marit Istad Kristiansen Sprint 22:41.0 5 66
Solveig Rogstad Individual 46:55.1 4 61
Tora Berger Sprint 21:42.1 2 33
Pursuit 31:07.2 0 5
Individual 40:52.8 1 1st
Mass start 36:58.3 4 18
Liv Kjersti Eikeland
Ann Kristin Flatland
Solveig Rogstad
Tora Berger
Relay 1:10:34.1 0+2
0+0
0+0
0+1
4

Cross country skiing pictogram.svg Cross-country skiing[edit]

The silver medal winning team in the men's 4 x 10 km relay
Men
Athlete Event Final
Time Rank
Petter Northug 15 km freestyle 35:39.5 41
30 km pursuit 1:15:53.1 11
50 km classical 2:05.35.5 1st
Ronny Hafsås 15 km freestyle 35:41.8 42
Martin Johnsrud Sundby 15 km freestyle 35:26.3 33
30 km pursuit 1:17:05.5 17
50 km classical 2:05.57.7 15
Eldar Rønning 30 km pursuit 1:21:14.1 36
Tord Asle Gjerdalen 15 km freestyle 35:10.5 28
30 km pursuit 1:17:04.5 19
Odd-Bjørn Hjelmeset 50 km classical 2:06.08.3 17
Jens Arne Svartedal 50 km classical 2:07.32.5 23
Martin Johnsrud Sundby
Odd-Bjørn Hjelmeset
Lars Berger
Petter Northug
4 x 10 km relay 1:45:21.3 2nd
Sprint
Athlete Event Qualification Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Petter Northug Sprint 3:37.09 6 Q 3:34.5 1 Q 3:36.7 2 Q 3:45.5 3rd
Ola Vigen Hattestad Sprint 3:36.43 3 Q 3:37.8 1 Q 3:36.5 1 Q 3:50.0 4
Øystein Pettersen Sprint 3:37.34 7 Q 3:36.9 1 Q 3:34.4 2 Q 4:56.2 6
Johan Kjølstad Sprint 3:36.65 5 Q 3:35.3 3 q 3:35.9 5 DNQ 7
Jens Arne Svartedal
Øystein Pettersen
Petter Northug
Team sprint 18:48.5 2 Q 19:01.0 1st
Women
Athlete Event Final
Time Rank
Marit Bjørgen 10 km freestyle 25:14.3 3rd
15 km pursuit 39:58.1 1st
30 km classical 1:30.34.0 2nd
Kristin Størmer Steira 10 km freestyle 25:50.5 8
15 km pursuit 40:07.5 4
30 km classical 1:32.04.4 8
Vibeke Skofterud 10 km freestyle 26:16.3 22
15 km pursuit Did not finish
Marthe Kristoffersen 10 km freestyle 27:38.4 49
30 km classical 1:34.31.5 21
Therese Johaug 15 km pursuit 40:50.0 6
30 km classical 1:32.01.3 7
Vibeke Skofterud
Therese Johaug
Kristin Størmer Steira
Marit Bjørgen
4 x 5 km relay 55:19.5 1st
Sprint
Athlete Event Qualification Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Marit Bjørgen Sprint 3:38.05 1 Q 3:35.4 1 Q 3:39.3 1 Q 3:39.2 1st
Celine Brun-Lie Sprint 3:44.71 8 Q 3:39.7 3 q 3:40.1 3 q 3:51.5 6
Maiken Caspersen Falla Sprint 3:50.23 28 Q 3:41.6 4 Did not qualify 18
Astrid Uhrenholdt Jacobsen Sprint 3:45.01 11 Q 3:39.0 2 Q 3:44.2 3 DNQ 7
Astrid Uhrenholdt Jacobsen
Celine Brun-Lie
Team sprint 18:47.2 2 Q 18:32.8 5

Curling[edit]

Norway's curling pants caused quite a stir.

Men's tournament[edit]

Team: Thomas Ulsrud (skip), Torger Nergaard, Håvard Vad Petersson, Christoffer Svae, Thomas Løvold (alternate).

Much attention was paid to the team's pants, in the international media and on social media networks. The men wore pants with a red, white and blue diamond pattern from Loudmouth Golf. The pants were picked for the team by second Chris Svae.[3][4]

Standings
Country
Skip W L P PA Ends
won
Ends
lost
Blank
ends
Stolen
ends for
Stolen ends
against
Shot %
Canada Martin, KevinKevin Martin 9 0 75 36 36 28 14 2 4 85
Norway Ulsrud, ThomasThomas Ulsrud 7 2 64 43 40 32 15 7 1 84
Switzerland Stockli, RalphRalph Stöckli 6 3 53 45 35 33 20 8 9 81
Sweden Edin, NiklasNiklas Edin 5 4 50 52 34 36 20 6 8 82
Great Britain Murdoch, DavidDavid Murdoch 5 4 57 44 35 29 20 9 4 81
Germany Kapp, AndyAndy Kapp 4 5 48 60 35 38 11 9 8 75
France Dufour, ThomasThomas Dufour 3 6 31 58 22 34 16 7 13 73
China Wang, FengchunWang Fengchun 2 7 52 60 37 37 9 7 5 77
Denmark Schmidt, UlrikUlrik Schmidt 2 7 40 57 31 29 12 6 6 78
United States Shuster, JohnJohn Shuster 2 7 43 59 32 41 18 9 12 76
Draw 1

Tuesday, February 16, 9:00 AM

Sheet B v 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Final
Norway (Ulsrud) 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 6
Canada (Martin) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 7
Draw 2

Tuesday, February 16, 7:00 PM

Sheet D v 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Final
United States (Shuster) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 5
Norway (Ulsrud) 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 1 1 6
Draw 4

Thursday, February 18, 9:00 AM

Sheet B v 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
Germany (Kapp) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 4
Norway (Ulsrud) 1 0 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 1 7
Draw 5

Thursday, February 18, 7:00 PM

Sheet C v 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
Norway (Ulsrud) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 2 7
Switzerland (Stöckli) 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 4
Draw 6

Friday, February 19, 2:00 PM

Sheet D v 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
Norway (Ulsrud) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 2 7
China (Wang) 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 5
Draw 7

Saturday, February 20, 9:00 AM

Sheet A v 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
Norway (Ulsrud) 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 x 6
Denmark (Schmidt) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 x 3
Draw 9

Sunday, February 21, 2:00 PM

Sheet B v 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
Norway (Ulsrud) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 2 0 0 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 7
Sweden (Edin) 0 3 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 1 8
Draw 10

Monday, February 22, 9:00 AM

Sheet A v 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
France (Dufour) 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 x x 2
Norway (Ulsrud) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 1 1 1 0 1 0 3 2 x x 9
Draw 12

Tuesday, February 23, 2:00 PM

Sheet C v 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
Great Britain (Murdoch) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 x x 5
Norway (Ulsrud) 2 0 2 0 2 0 3 0 x x 9
Semifinal

Thursday, February 25, 2:00 PM

Sheet D v 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
Switzerland (Stöckli) 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 1 5
Norway (Ulsrud) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 2 0 7
Final

Saturday, February 27, 3:00 PM

Sheet v 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
Canada (Martin) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 0 1 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 x 6
Norway (Ulsrud) 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 x 3

Freestyle skiing pictogram.svg Freestyle skiing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Qualifying 1/8 finals Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
Time Rank Position Position Position Position Rank
Audun Grønvold Men's ski cross 1:13.23 5 Q 1 Q 1 Q 1 Q 3 3rd
Anders Rekdal Men's ski cross 1:14.17 17 Q DNF Did not advance 22
Women
Athlete Event Qualifying 1/8 finals Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
Time Rank Position Position Position Position Rank
Hedda Berntsen Women's ski cross 1:17.96 5 Q 1 Q 1 Q 1 Q 2 2nd
Marte Høie Gjefsen Women's ski cross 1:19.30 12 Q 2 Q 3 Did not advance
Julie Jensen Women's ski cross 1:20.23 18 Q 1 Q 2 Q 4 Small final
4
8
Gro Kvinlog Women's ski cross 1:21.93 27 Q 3 Did not advance

Ice hockey[edit]

Men's tournament[edit]

Roster

The following is the Norwegian roster in the men's ice hockey tournament of the 2010 Winter Olympics.[5] view

No. Pos. Name Height Weight Birthdate Birthplace 2009–10 team
33 G Grotnes, PalPål Grotnes 188 cm (6 ft 2 in) 700186000000000000086 kg (190 lb) 7 March 1977 Lørenskog Stjernen (GET)
34 G Lysenstoen, AndreAndré Lysenstøen 194 cm (6 ft 4 in) 7002112000000000000112 kg (247 lb) 27 October 1988 Oslo HeKi (Mestis)
30 G Smith, RubenRuben Smith 182 cm (6 ft 0 in) 700175000000000000075 kg (165 lb) 15 April 1984 Stavanger Storhamar Dragons (GET)
47 D Bonsaksen, AlexanderAlexander Bonsaksen 181 cm (5 ft 11 in) 700183000000000000083 kg (183 lb) 24 January 1987 Oslo Modo (SEL)
6 D Holos, JonasJonas Holøs 180 cm (5 ft 11 in) 700188000000000000088 kg (194 lb) 27 August 1987 Sarpsborg Färjestad (SEL)
7 D Jakobsen, TommyTommy JakobsenC 173 cm (5 ft 8 in) 700183000000000000083 kg (183 lb) 10 December 1970 Oslo Lørenskog (GET)
5 D Kaunismaki, JuhaJuha Kaunismäki 187 cm (6 ft 2 in) 700188000000000000088 kg (194 lb) 6 May 1979 Helsinki, Finland Stavanger Oilers (GET)
36 D Lund, Lars ErikLars Erik Lund 188 cm (6 ft 2 in) 700195000000000000095 kg (209 lb) 25 July 1974 Oslo Vålerenga (GET)
55 D Tollefsen, Ole-KristianOle-Kristian Tollefsen 188 cm (6 ft 2 in) 700196000000000000096 kg (212 lb) 29 March 1984 Oslo Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL)
23 D Trygg, MatsMats TryggA 178 cm (5 ft 10 in) 700182000000000000082 kg (181 lb) 1 June 1976 Oslo Kölner Haie (DEL)
42 F Andersen, Jonas SolbergJonas Solberg Andersen 184 cm (6 ft 0 in) 700185000000000000085 kg (187 lb) 8 March 1981 Sarpsborg Sparta Warriors (GET)
20 F Bastiansen, AndersAnders Bastiansen 188 cm (6 ft 2 in) 700197000000000000097 kg (214 lb) 31 October 1980 Oslo Färjestad (SEL)
26 F Forsberg, KristianKristian Forsberg 183 cm (6 ft 0 in) 700186000000000000086 kg (190 lb) 5 May 1986 Oslo Modo (SEL)
8 F Hansen, MadsMads HansenA 183 cm (6 ft 0 in) 700190000000000000090 kg (200 lb) 16 September 1978 Oslo Brynäs (SEL)
9 F Holtet, MariusMarius Holtet 183 cm (6 ft 0 in) 700181000000000000081 kg (179 lb) 31 August 1984 Hamar Färjestad (SEL)
10 F Spets, Lars ErikLars Erik Spets 178 cm (5 ft 10 in) 700182000000000000082 kg (181 lb) 2 April 1985 Trondheim Vålerenga (GET)
46 F Olimb, MathisMathis Olimb 179 cm (5 ft 10 in) 700179000000000000079 kg (174 lb) 1 February 1986 Oslo Frölunda (SEL)
22 F Roymark, MartinMartin Røymark 184 cm (6 ft 0 in) 700186000000000000086 kg (190 lb) 10 November 1986 Oslo Frölunda (SEL)
19 F Skroder, Per-AgePer-Åge Skrøder 180 cm (5 ft 11 in) 700192000000000000092 kg (203 lb) 4 August 1978 Sarpsborg Modo (SEL)
41 F Thoresen, PatrickPatrick Thoresen 180 cm (5 ft 11 in) 700185000000000000085 kg (187 lb) 7 November 1983 Oslo Salavat Yulaev Ufa (KHL)
29 F Vikingstad, ToreTore Vikingstad 191 cm (6 ft 3 in) 700193000000000000093 kg (205 lb) 8 October 1975 Trondheim Hannover Scorpions (DEL)
35 F Ylven, Martin LaumannMartin Laumann Ylven 190 cm (6 ft 3 in) 700192000000000000092 kg (203 lb) 22 December 1988 Oslo Linköping (SEL)
48 F Zuccarello Aasen, MatsMats Zuccarello Aasen 170 cm (5 ft 7 in) 700173000000000000073 kg (161 lb) 1 September 1987 Oslo Modo (SEL)

Forward Morten Ask was initially selected, but was injured and replaced by Jonas Solberg Andersen.[6]

Group play[edit]

Norway played in Group A.

Round-robin

All times are local (UTC-8).

16 February 2010 v
16:30
Canada  8 – 0
(0–0, 3–0, 5–0)
 Norway Canada Hockey Place, Vancouver
Attendance: 16,652
18 February 2010 v
12:00
United States  6 – 1
(2–0, 1–1, 3–0)
 Norway Canada Hockey Place, Vancouver
Attendance: 16,710
20 February 2010 v
12:00
Norway  4 – 5 (OT)
(1–1, 2–2, 1–1, 0–1)
 Switzerland Canada Hockey Place, Vancouver
Attendance: 16,952
Standings
Team
GP W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts
 United States 3 3 0 0 0 14 5 +9 9
 Canada 3 1 1 0 1 14 7 +7 5
 Switzerland 3 0 1 1 1 8 10 −2 3
 Norway 3 0 0 1 2 5 19 −14 1

Final rounds[edit]

Qualification playoff
23 February 2010 v
21:00
Slovakia  4 – 3
(3–1, 0–2, 1–0)
 Norway Canada Hockey Place, Vancouver
Attendance: 17,583

Nordic combined pictogram.svg Nordic combined[edit]

Athlete Event Ski jumping Cross-country
Points Rank Deficit Time Rank
Mikko Kokslien Normal hill/10 km 101.5 42 +2:16 27:39.2
+1:52.1
32
Magnus Moan Normal hill/10 km 104.0 40 +2:06 26:22.7
+35.6
9
Jan Schmid Normal hill/10 km 110.0 33 +1:42 27:10.6
+1:22.5
23
Petter Tande Normal hill/10 km 116.0 22 +1:18 26:47.2
+1:00.1
17
Ole Christian Wendel
Espen Rian
Magnus Moan
Jan Schmid
Petter Tande
Team large hill/4 x 5 km 468.4 7 +0:51 50:25.9
+0:54.3
5

Note: 'Deficit' refers to the amount of time behind the leader a competitor began the cross-country portion of the event. Italicized numbers show the final deficit from the winner's finishing time.

Skeleton pictogram.svg Skeleton[edit]

Athlete Event Final
Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total Rank
Desiree Bjerke Women's 56.48 55.28 55.34 55.26 3:42.36 17

Ski jumping pictogram.svg Ski jumping[edit]

Athlete Event Qualifying First round Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Total Rank
Anders Bardal Normal hill 122.5 21 Q 118.5 22 124.0 242.5 18
Large hill 136.7 07 Q 100.7 24 110.7 211.4 22
Johan Remen Evensen Large hill 137.1 06 Q 109.3 17 114.3 223.6 15
Tom Hilde Normal hill 132.0 10 Q 124.0 13 128.0 252.0 12
Large hill 135.7 08 Q 111.2 15 116.7 227.9 11
Anders Jacobsen Normal hill DNS PQ 123.5 15 133.5 257.0 9
Large hill n/a PQ 199.4 9 107.0 226.4 12
Bjørn Einar Romøren Normal hill n/a PQ 120.5 19 114.5 235.0 23
Anders Bardal
Tom Hilde
Johan Remen Evensen
Anders Jacobsen
Large hill team 504.0 3 526.3 1030.3 3rd

Snowboarding pictogram.svg Snowboarding[edit]

Halfpipe
Athlete Event Qualifying run 1 Qualifying run 2 Semifinal Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank Run 1 Run 2 Rank
Fredrik Austbø Men's halfpipe Did not start
Kjersti Ø. Buaas Women's halfpipe 20.6 16 21.8 22 Did not advance
Linn Haug Women's halfpipe 11.5 26 12.8 27 Did not advance
Tore V. Holvik Men's halfpipe 23.1 9 19.6 15 Did not advance
Roger S. Kleivdal Men's halfpipe 15.7 10 18.4 13 Did not advance
Ståle Sandbech Men's halfpipe 9.1 17 20.1 10 Did not advance
Lisa H. Wiik Women's halfpipe 23.0 19 26.5 19 Did not advance
Snowboard cross
Athlete Event Qualifying 1/8 finals Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
Time Rank Position Position Position Position Rank
Joachim Havikhagen Men's snowboard cross 1:23.87 25 Q 3 Did not advance
Helene Olafsen Women's snowboard cross 1:26.94 5 Q 2 Q 1 Q 4 4
Stian Sivertzen Men's snowboard cross 1:23.80 24 Q 4 Did not advance

Speed skating pictogram.svg Speed skating[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Final
Time Rank
Håvard Bøkko 1000 m 1:10.73 19
1500 m 1:46.13 3rd
5000 m 6:18.80 4
10000 m 13:14.92 5
Henrik Christiansen 5000 m 6:24.80 8
10000 m 13:25.65 7
Mikael Flygind Larsen 1000 m 1:10.38 15
1500 m 1:46.77 8
Sverre Haugli 5000 m 6:27.05 10
10000 m 13:18.74 6
Christoffer Fagerli Rukke 1000 m 1:12.31 35
1500 m 1:48.62 20
Fredrik van der Horst 1500 m 1:49.58 29
Women
Athlete Event Final
Time Rank
Maren Haugli 3000 m 4:10.01 8
5000 m 7:02.19 5
Hege Bøkko 1000 m 1:17.43 10
1500 m 1:59.52 14
Team pursuit
Athlete Event Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Opposition
time
Opposition
time
Opposition
time
Rank
From:
Håvard Bøkko,
Henrik Christiansen,
Mikael Flygind Larsen,
Fredrik van der Horst
Men's team pursuit South Korea (4)
W 3:47.81
Canada (1)
L 3:47.81
Bronze final
Netherlands (3)
L 3:45.96
4

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Her er Norges flaggbærer". Aftenposten (in Norwegian). 10 February 2010. Retrieved 10 February 2010. 
  2. ^ "Anders Rekdal tatt ut til OL i Vancouver på overtid". Olympiatoppen (in Norwegian). 29 January 2010. Retrieved 4 February 2010. 
  3. ^ Talk of Vancouver: Crazy curling pants of Norway draw notice, USA Today, 17 February 2010.
  4. ^ Norwegian pants add some razzle dazzle to opening curling draw, The Canadian Press, 17 February 2010.
  5. ^ "Men's Ice Hockey: Team Norway Tournamement Standings and Statistics". International Olympic Committee. 
  6. ^ "Men's rosters announced". International Ice Hockey Federation. 15 February 2010.