Norway at the Olympics

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Norway at the
Olympics
Flag of Norway.svg
IOC codeNOR
NOCNorwegian Olympic Committee and Confederation of Sports
Websitewww.idrettsforbundet.no (in Norwegian)
Medals
Gold
190
Silver
175
Bronze
159
Total
524
Summer appearances
Winter appearances
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

Norway first participated at the Summer Olympics in 1900, and has sent athletes to compete in every Games since then, except for the 1904 Games and the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow when they participated in the American-led boycott.

Norwegian athletes have won a total of 156 medals at the Summer Olympics, with sailing and shooting as the top medal-producing sports. At the Winter Olympic Games, Norway has won 368 total medals including 132 gold medals, both considerably more than any other nation in Winter Olympic history. More than half of these medals have come from cross-country skiing and speed skating. Norway is one of only three nations (along with Austria and Liechtenstein) to have won more medals at the Winter Games than at the Summer Games.

The National Olympic Committee for Norway was created and recognized in 1900.

1904 Summer Olympics[edit]

The International Olympic Committee considers Norwegian-American wrestlers Charles Ericksen and Bernhoff Hansen to have competed for the United States (both were Norwegian immigrants to the US); each won a gold medal. In 2012, Norwegian historians however found documentation showing that Ericksen did not receive American citizenship until March 22, 1905, and that Hansen, who was registered as an "alien" (foreigner) as late as 1925, probably never received American citizenship. The historians have therefore petitioned to have the athletes registered as Norwegians.[1][2] In May 2013 it was reported that the Norwegian Olympic Committee had filed a formal application for changing the nationality of the wrestlers in IOC's medal database.[3]

Hosted Games[edit]

Norway has hosted the Games on two occasions.

Games Host city Dates Nations Participants Events
1952 Winter Olympics Oslo 14 – 25 February 30 694 22
1994 Winter Olympics Lillehammer 12 – 27 February 67 1,737 61

Medal tables[edit]

*Red border color indicates tournament was held on home soil.

Summary by sport[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Norway's Olympic debut in 1900 included two track and field athletes; Carl Albert Andersen won a bronze medal in the pole vault.

Games Athletes Events Gold Silver Bronze Total
1900 Paris 2 4/23 0 0 1 1
Total 8 5 8 21
Event No. of
appearances
First
appearance
First
medal
First
gold medal
Gold Silver Bronze Total Best finish
Men's 200 metres 13/27 1900 N/A N/A 0 0 0 0 5th (1900)
Men's 400 metres 8/28 1900 N/A N/A 0 0 0 0 10th (1924)
Men's high jump 12/28 1900 1948 N/A 0 1 0 1 2nd place, silver medalist(s) (1948)
Men's pole vault 3/28 1900 1900 N/A 0 0 1 1 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) (1900)

Shooting[edit]

Norway made its shooting debut in 1900. Ole Østmo earned medals in two of the free rifle positions, contributing to an individual three-position bronze and a team silver.

Games Shooters Events Gold Silver Bronze Total
1900 Paris 5 5/9 0 2 2 4
Total 13 8 11 32
Event No. of
appearances
First
appearance
First
medal
First
gold medal
Gold Silver Bronze Total Best finish
Men's 300 metre free rifle, standing 1/1 1900 1900 N/A 0 1 0 1 2nd place, silver medalist(s) (1900)
Men's 300 metre free rifle, kneeling 1/1 1900 N/A N/A 0 0 0 0 12th (1900)
Men's 300 metre free rifle, prone 1/1 1900 1900 N/A 0 0 1 1 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) (1900)
Men's 300 metre free rifle, three positions 9/11 1900 1900 1908 1 0 4 5 1st place, gold medalist(s) (1908)
Men's 300 metre free rifle, team 4/4 1900 1900 1908 1 3 0 4 1st place, gold medalist(s) (1908)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Her er beviset som endrer norsk idrettshistorie". NRK. 14 August 2012.
  2. ^ "USA-guld 1904 var Norges". Svenska Dagbladet. 14 August 2012.
  3. ^ "Norges OL-historie skrives på nytt". Nettavisen. 3 May 2013. Archived from the original on 12 December 2013. Retrieved 4 May 2013.

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