Terje Andersen

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Olympic medal record
Men's speed skating
Bronze medal – third place 1980 Lake Placid 1500 m

Terje Andersen (born 4 March 1952) is a former speed skater and president of the Norwegian Skating Association. Andersen was a typical middle distance skater, his best achievement being one bronze medal from the 1980 Winter Olympics of Lake Placid.

Andersen participated several times in the World Sprint Championships, finishing fourth in 1981, and sixth in 1978. His best placing in an allround championships is a twelfth place at the World Championships of Oslo in 1975.

He represented Tønsberg TF and Holmestrand og Botne SK. He was president of the Norwegian Skating Association from 1997 to 1999,[1] and again in 2003 to 2007.


An overview of medals won by Andersen at important championships he participated in, listing the years in which he won each:

Championships Gold medal Silver medal Bronze medal
Winter Olympics 1980 (1,500 m)
World Allround
World Sprint
World Cup
European Allround
Norwegian Allround 1975
Norwegian Sprint 1976

Personal records[edit]

To put these personal records in perspective, the WR column lists the official world records on the dates that Andersen skated his personal records.

Event Result Date Venue WR
500 m 38.30 31 March 1981 Harbin 36.91
1,000 m 1:15.62 20 January 1980 Davos 1:13.60
1,500 m 1:56.92 21 February 1980 Lake Placid 1:54.79
3,000 m 4:18.8  1 December 1979 Larvik 4:04.06
5,000 m 7:21.22 5 March 1976 Inzell 7:07.82
10,000 m 15:37.11 2 January 1981 Oslo 14:26.71
Big combination 170.778 2 January 1981 Oslo 162.973

Andersen has an Adelskalender score of 168.250 points.


  1. ^ Gjerde, Arild, ed. (2005). Norges Skøyteforbunds årbok 2003–2005 (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Norwegian Skating Association. p. 183. Retrieved 20 April 2009. 
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Odd Pedersen
President of the Norwegian Skating Association
Succeeded by
Finn Arne Bakke
Preceded by
Rune Gerhardsen
President of the Norwegian Skating Association
Succeeded by
Stein Rohde-Hanssen