Helge Løvland

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Helge Løvland
Helge Løvland.jpg
Løvland at the 1920 Olympic Games
Personal information
Full nameHelge Andreas Løvland
Born11 May 1890 (1890-05-11)
Froland, Norway
Died26 April 1984 (1984-04-27) (aged 93)
Oslo, Norway

Helge Andreas Løvland (11 May 1890, Froland – 26 April 1984, Oslo) was a Norwegian track and field athlete.

He won the gold medal in the decathlon at the 1920 Olympics. Løvland was awarded the Egebergs Ærespris in 1919. Representing the club IF Ørnulf, he died in Oslo in 1984.

During the occupation of Norway by Nazi Germany he was arrested in August 1943 during the crackdown on military officers. He was imprisoned in Schildberg and Luckenwalde.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ottosen, Kristian, ed. (1995). Nordmenn i fangenskap 1940–1945 (in Norwegian) (1st ed.). Oslo: Universitetsforlaget. p. 429. ISBN 82-15-00288-9.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Gunnar Andersen
Egebergs Ærespris
1919
Succeeded by
Harald Strøm