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Arne Scheie (2009)
|Birth name||Arne Scheie|
7 January 1944 |
|Show||Mostly football and ski jumping|
He started working in the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation in 1972, and started commenting the Four Hills Tournament in 1973. Over the years, he has been involved with eight Winter Olympics, attended over 30 Four Hills Tournaments and has commentated on well over 100 matches for the Norwegian national football team. Scheie has also commentated on cross-country skiing, biathlon, swimming and bandy for the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation.[needs update]
Arne Scheie is a part of the cultural landscape for many Norwegians, who have grown up with his commentary. Among others, he is known for his spontaneous outbursts to his colleague Jon Herwig Carlsen such as when Tommy Ingebrigtsen won world championship gold in ski jumping in Thunder Bay in 1995: "Can I kiss you, Jon?" Carlsen replied "Yes! Of course!"