Norway At the Olympics
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Norway At the Olympics

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

Norwegian athletes have won a total of 148 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

The International Olympic Committee considers Norwegian-American wrestlers Charles Ericksen and Bernhoff Hansen to have competed for the United States; 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" 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

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

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

See also

References

  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.

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