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Norway Olympic Team at the 2016 Rio Olympics


Norway at 2016 Rio Olympics



Norway has a long history of participation in the Olympics. The country first participated in 1900 after the creation of the National Olympic Committee, and has competed in virtually all the Olympic Games since then. The Norwegian Olympic team has participated in 45 games and missed only two games: the 1904 Olympics and the 1980 games held in Moscow.

Medals Won


Norway has been ranked as the top 10% of countries with the most number of medals in the Olympics. So far, it has been able to bag 477 medals and generally has an average of 10 medals for each Olympic participated. In fact, Norway is among the few countries that has got more medals from winter events than summer events. She has been able to get 148 medals from summer games and 329 medals from the winter games with most of the medals being gold, followed by silver and bronze.

Players to watch out for


Norwegian athletes will participate in a variety of events such as track and field, swimming, archery and wrestling. Henrick Christiansen is among the athletes to watch out for in the Rio Olympics. He is a member of the swimming team and the youngest, only 19 years old. He will represent Norway in Olympics for the first time. He won a bronze medal in Netanya in 2015 and a silver medal in London in 2016 and will be participating in the 400 meters and 1500 meters freestyle.

Another athlete, who is expected to do well, is Isabelle Pedersen. The 24-year-old athlete is a force to reckon with in the 100 meters hurdle women's category. She has been able to scoop six medals since she joined athletics in 2009. Her last medal was in 2014 at the European Team Championships in Germany where she bagged a gold medal. She is bound to make a comeback at Rio 2016 Olympics.

The 2016 Games in Numbers

  • Sports : 15
  • Athletes Participating : 60
  • Events : 53

Norway Olympic Athletes at 2016 Summer Olympics

Athletes NameSports
Bård NestengArchery
Tore NavrestadCycling - BMX
Gunn-Rita Dahle FlesjåCycling - Mountain bike
Edvald Boasson HagenCycling - Road
Vegard Stake LaengenCycling - Road
Lars Petter NordhaugCycling - Road
Sven Erik BystrømCycling - Road
Vita HeineCycling - Road
Suzann PettersenGolf
Espen KofstadGolf
Marianne SkarpnordGolf
Stian SkjerahaugGymnastics
Nora MørkHandball
Heidi LøkeHandball
Camilla HerremHandball
Amanda KurtovićHandball
Stine Bredal OftedalHandball
Linn Jørum SullandHandball
Katrine LundeHandball
Kari Aalvik GrimsbøHandball
Ida AlstadHandball
Emilie Hegh ArntzenHandball
Sanna SolbergHandball
Veronica KristiansenHandball
Linn-Kristin Riegelhuth KorenHandball
Mari Kristine MolidHandball
Nils Jakob HoffRowing
Olaf TufteRowing
Kjetil BorchRowing
Are StrandliRowing
Kristoffer BrunRowing
Tiril BueSailing
Kristian RuthSailing
Maia AgerupSailing
Ragna AgerupSailing
Maria MollestadSailing
Anders PedersenSailing
Odd Arne BrekneShooting
Ole Kristian BryhnShooting
Malin WesterheimShooting
Are HansenShooting
Henrik ChristiansenSwimming
Susann BjornsenSwimming
Tina Roe SkaarTaekwondo
Henrik IngebrigtsenTrack & field
Amalie IuelTrack & field
Isabelle PedersenTrack & field
Filip IngebrigtsenTrack & field
Ezinne OkparaeboTrack & field
Karoline Bjerkeli GrøvdalTrack & field
Karsten WarholmTrack & field
Tonje AngelsenTrack & field
Hedda HynneTrack & field
Jaysuma Saidy NdureTrack & field
Erik TysseTrack & field
Håvard HaukenesTrack & field
Sven Martin SkagestadTrack & field
Kristian BlummenfeltTriathlon
Signe Marie Fidje StoreWrestling

Olympic Medals Table Norway

GAMESSUMMER / WINTERMEDALS
  GoldSilverBronzeTotal
Sochi 2014Winter Games1151026
London 2012Summer Games2114
Vancouver 2010Winter Games98623
Beijing 2008Summer Games3519
Turin 2006Winter Games28919
Athens 2004 Summer Games5016
Salt Lake City 2002 Winter Games135826
Sydney 2000 Summer Games43310
Nagano 1998 Winter Games1010525
Atlanta 1996 Summer Games2237
Lillehammer 1994 Winter Games1011526
Albertville 1992 Winter Games910524
Barcelona 1992 Summer Games2417
Calgary 1988 Winter Games0325
Seoul 1988 Summer Games2305
Sarajevo 1984 Winter Games3249
Los Angeles 1984 Summer Games0123
Lake Placid 1980 Winter Games13610
Innsbruck 1976 Winter Games3317
Montreal 1976 Summer Games1102
Sapporo 1972 Winter Games25512
Munich 1972 Summer Games2114
Grenoble 1968 Winter Games66214
Mexico 1968 Summer Games1102
Innsbruck 1964 Winter Games36615
Squaw Valley 1960 Winter Games3306
Rome 1960 Summer Games1001
Melbourne / Stockholm 1956 Summer Games1023
Cortina d'Ampezzo 1956 Winter Games2114
Helsinki 1952 Summer Games3205

Last Updated On : August 05, 2016



Team USA defeated team Serbia to win its third straight basketball gold medal in Men’s Basketball tournament. The winning team’s coach Mike Krzyzewski was utmost delighted with his team’s victory on the final day of Rio 2016 Olympic Games. USA won by a 19-15 lead and this is their 25th straight victory at the Olympic Games in addition to the 15th straight victory in the basketball tournament. 

Mo Farah of Great Britain has bagged the gold by winning the 5000 meters final and completed the double double. According to media reports, with this victory Farah has become the second man in the history of Olympics to be able to successfully defend his 5000 and 10000 Olympic championships. His victory is being hailed on Twitter with some calling him the greatest long distance runner of all time. Meanwhile, the silver medal has gone to Paul Kipkemoi Chelimo and Dejen Gebremeskel of Ethiopia has bagged the bronze.

In the women's event, Caster Semenya of South Africa won the Olympic gold in the 800m. She won in one minute 55.28 seconds.  Francine Niyonsaba of Burundi won the silver medal and Kenya's Margaret Nyairera Wambui bagged the bronze.

Chen Long of China has taken gold medal in the Rio Olympics 2016 after defeating Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia, who has won a silver in men’s badminton today. Lee was facing pressure not to lose the match. He beat Lin Dan of China in the semi-final. Lee and Lin, both are considered to be the best players of their time. With Lee’s defeat, Malaysia has missed out the chance of getting an Olympic gold medal.

 

Italy came up with a win and is heading to men's volleyball final against Brazil, after defeating USA. The US men's volleyball team tried all their survival skills, but could not stand in front of Italy. The winning team's thriller was 30-28, 26-28, 9-25, 25-22, 15-9. After it was over, US coach John Speraw said that the team was not skilled enough and they did not execute on some of the opportunities, which Italy flawlessly did

French boxer Estelle Mossely celebrated her 24th birthday by winning a gold medal in Women’s lightweight boxing championship. She defeated China’s Yin Junhua after the end of four rounds that had the two defending champions leveled on the scorecards of three judges. The bronze medals were earned by Mira Potkonen of Finland and Anastasia Beliakova of Russia.

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