Today, the Olympic Winter Games start in Sochi, Russia. No other country has ever won as many medals (or gold medals) than Norway in the history of Olympic Winter Games. Obviously we are looking forward to the games!
This year the Norwegian team hopes to win 26 medals, and hopefully many of them gold. The Norwegian athletes compete in a number of events, including alpine skiing, cross country, biathlon, speed skating, ski jumping, Nordic combined, snowboard, freestyle skiing, curling, luge, figure skating, hockey, ski cross and moguls.
There are many competitions to watch, but if you can’t see them all, here are some of the highlights:
- February 7: Opening Ceremony. Carrying the flag for Team Norway is alpine skier Aksel Lund Svindal
- February 8: Women’s 15 km skiathlon
- February 8: Men’s snowboard slopestyle final, for the first time in Olympic history
- February 10: speed skating men’s 500 m
- February 11: Women’s ski jumping, for the first time in Olympic history. Norway has three female athletes competing in ski jumping in the Olympics
- February 13: Men’s freestyle skiing slopestyle final, for the first time in Olympic history
- February 13: Norway vs. Canada in hockey
- February 14: Men’s super combined alpine skiing
- February 15: Cross country relay women (4×5 km)
- February 16: Cross country relay men (4×10 km)
- February 17: Ski jumping team competition men
- February 19: Biathlon mixed relay
- February 20: Nordic combined team competition
- February 23: Hockey final
King Harald, Queen Sonja, Crown Prince Haakon, Prime Minister Erna Solberg and Minister of Culture Thorhild Widwey, will all be in Sochi for the Olympics.
We look forward to the games and we will keep you updated on the Norwegian medal count.