|Ole Imerslun Reistad|
Reistad as an oberstløytnant
|Born||26 June 1898
Furuset, Oslo, Norway
|Died||22 December 1949|
|Years of service||1921 - 1949|
|Rank||Oberst (Colonel) of the Royal Norwegian Army from 1946|
|Commands held||Commander of:
• The Scout Flight at Kjeller Airport (1939-1940)
• Norwegian Army Air Service (1940)
• Little Norway training camp (1941-1945)
• Norwegian Air Command North (1945-1949)
|Battles/wars||World War II|
|Awards||• Egebergs Ærespris
• Royal Norwegian Order of St Olav
|Other work||Olympic athlete
Ole Imerslun Reistad (26 June 1898 – 22 December 1949) was a Norwegian military officer and accomplished sports person. He competed at the 1920 Summer Olympics in modern pentathlon, and also became Norwegian champion in the sport. He competed in military patrol at the 1928 Winter Olympics, winning the competition. During World War II he was leader of the training camp Little Norway in Canada.
In the pentathlon he finished fourteenth at the 1920 Summer Olympics and became Norwegian champion in 1922. He also participated in the 1928 Olympic Winter Games in St. Moritz, Switzerland, in the demonstration event military patrol. He was also the Norwegian flag bearer at the opening ceremony. In 1922, he was awarded the prestigious Norwegian sports award - the Egebergs Ærespris - for achievements in multiple sports.
Shortly before his death, he was appointed a Commander with Star of the Order of St. Olav.
- Ole Reistad, "The Spirit of Little Norway" (Biography), Edvard Omholt-Jensen.
- Bjercke, Alf R.. "Ole Reistad". In Helle, Knut. Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 26 July 2012.
- Athletics - men's Pentathlon (Full Olympians)
- Norwegian championships in pentathlon
- Godal, Anne Marit (ed.). "Ole Imerslun Reistad". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Norsk nettleksikon. Retrieved 26 July 2012.
- "Reistad, Ole" (in Norwegian). NorgesLexi.com. Retrieved 2008-08-30.
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