Jarle Pedersen

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Jarle Pedersen (born 15 June 1955) is a retired Norwegian speed skater and the current coach of the Norwegian speed skating team. He is from Kåfjord in Alta, Finnmark, but resides in Os outside Bergen.[1]

Pedersen competed in the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid and finished 6th on the 500 m.[2] On 25 November 2009 he became the head coach of the Norwegian Speed skating team following Peter Mueller.[3] Johann Olav Koss became his assistant.[4] He has been a speed skating coach in the local team Fana IL.[1] In Fana he was the coach for his son Sverre Lunde Pedersen.[1] They are being reunited on the national team since the son joined the team before the 2009/2010 winter season.[5] Pedersen is educated as a Physical therapist and had that role in the Norwegian Olympic team under the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano.[5]


  1. ^ a b c Eilertsen, Kita (24 November 2009). "Jarle som ny skøytetrener" (in Norwegian). NRK. Retrieved 24 November 2009. 
  2. ^ "Official results of the XIII Olympic Winter Games-Lake Placid 1980" (PDF). 1980. Retrieved 25 November 2009. 
  3. ^ "Pedersen ny landslagstrener" (in Norwegian). Aftenposten. 25 November 2009. Archived from the original on 28 November 2009. Retrieved 25 November 2009. 
  4. ^ Thomas Sæbø; Gorm Andresen; Gro Wold Strømsheim (25 November 2009). "- Det er en krisesituasjon" (in Norwegian). Oslo: Dagbladet. Retrieved 25 November 2009. 
  5. ^ a b Kvamme, Sjur (25 November 2009). "Dette er Jarle Pedersen". Nettavisen (in Norwegian). Retrieved 25 November 2009.