The club was founded on 18 May 1917, and became a member of the Workers' Sports Federation in the 1920s. It was first based around Lademoen, and had a clubhouse at Buran between 1946 and the 1960s. After the foundation it got sections for association football, Nordic skiing, speed skating, track and field and swimming. Team handball followed in 1952, and ice hockey in 1961. The club got a women's football team in 1972, twelve years before a national league was organized. The men's football team was discontinued from 1984, along with all other sports, so that only the women's football section survived.