Magnar Solberg

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Magnar Solberg
1972 stamp of Ajman Magnar Solberg.jpg
Solberg on a stamp of Ajman
Personal information
Full name Magnar Solberg
Born (1937-02-04) 4 February 1937 (age 80)
Soknedal, Sør-Trøndelag, Norway
Height 180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 68 kg (150 lb)
Professional information
Sport Biathlon
Club Heimevernsdistrikt 12, Trondheim
Olympic Games
Teams 2 (1968, 1972)
Medals 3 (2 gold)
World Championships
Teams 3 (1969, 1970, 1971)
Medals 5 (0 gold)

Magnar Solberg (born 4 February 1937) is a former Norwegian biathlete and police officer. He won a gold medal in the 20 km at the 1968 and 1972 Winter Olympics; his 4 × 7.5 km relay teams placed second in 1968 and fourth in 1972. In 1968 he was awarded Morgenbladets Gullmedalje, and in 1972 served as the Olympic flag bearer for Norway at the opening ceremony. He was one of the 16 former Norwegian athletes selected to bring in the Olympic Flag at the Opening Ceremony of the 1994 Winter Olympics.[1][2]

After retiring from competitions Solberg became a police officer. He was one of the officers responsible for the miscarriage of justice against Fritz Moen, by adjusting a murder victims time of death in order to dismiss Moens alibi.[3] He later admitted to wrongdoing, retired from the police force, and worked in the insurance industry.[1]

Biathlon results[edit]

All results are sourced from the International Biathlon Union.[4]

Olympic Games[edit]

3 medals (2 gold, 1 silver)

Event Individual Relay
France 1968 Grenoble Gold Silver
Japan 1972 Sapporo Gold 4th

World Championships[edit]

5 medals (3 silver, 2 bronze)

Event Individual Relay
Polish People's Republic 1969 Zakopane Bronze Silver
Sweden 1970 Östersund Silver
Finland 1971 Hämeenlinna Bronze Silver
*During Olympic seasons competitions are only held for those events not included in the Olympic program.


  1. ^ a b Magnar Solberg.
  2. ^ Bryhn, Rolf. "Magnar Solberg". In Henriksen, Petter. Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 4 May 2010. 
  3. ^ Adresseavisen – Walks free after miscarriage of justice (norwegian).
  4. ^ "Search results". IBU Datacenter. International Biathlon Union. Archived from the original on 27 June 2015. Retrieved 20 July 2015.