Vegard Høidalen

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Vegard Høidalen
Personal information
Full name Vegard Høidalen
Nickname The Viking[1][2]
Born (1971-05-10) 10 May 1971 (age 43)
Skien,  Norway
Height 193 cm (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 94 kg (207 lb)
Beach volleyball information
Current teammate
Years Teammate Tours (points)
1995-2004,
2008-Present
Jørre Kjemperud 107 (6461)
Previous teammates
Years Teammate Tours (points)
2004-2008 Kjell Arne Gøranson 26 (960)
Last updated: 3 September 2008

Vegard Høidalen (born 10 May 1971 in Skien) is a professional beach volleyball player from Norway, who twice represented his native country at the Summer Olympics: 2000 and 2004. Partnering Jørre Kjemperud he won the bronze medal in the men's beach team competition at the 2001 Beach Volleyball World Championships in Klagenfurt, Austria.

Høidalen was for a period in 2008 suspended from beach volleyball, because of three violations within an 18 months period, of Antidoping Norge's requirements regarding athlete availability for out-of-competition testing, which includes failure to provide whereabouts information. Høidalen was critical to how the system works.[3]

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