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Norway at the 2010 Winter Olympics

Norway participated at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Norway sent 99 competitors to the games[2] and ended up with the fourth largest number of gold medals among participating nations.

Norway at the
2010 Winter Olympics
Flag of Norway.svg
IOC codeNOR
NOCNorwegian Olympic Committee and Confederation of Sports
Websitewww.idrett.no (in Norwegian)
in Vancouver
Competitors99 in 11 sports
Flag bearer Tommy Jakobsen[1] (opening)
Petter Northug (closing)
Medals
Ranked 4th
Gold
9
Silver
8
Bronze
6
Total
23
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

MedalistsEdit

Alpine skiingEdit

 
Aksel Lund Svindal racing for the silver medal in the men's downhill.
Athlete Event Final
Run 1 Run 2 Total Rank
Leif Kristian Haugen Men's giant slalom 1:19.58 1:22.20 2:41.78 28
Men's slalom Did not finish
Kjetil Jansrud Men's downhill 1:56.69 31
Men's super-G 1:31.21 12
Men's combined 1:55.44 51.06 2:46.50 9
Men's giant slalom 1:18.07 1:20.15 2:38.22  
Men's slalom 49.54 49.54 1:41.57 17
Truls Ove Karlsen Men's downhill 1:59.52 46
Men's super-G Did not finish
Men's combined 1:57.32 51.99 2:49.31 22
Men's giant slalom 1:18.93 1:21.27 2:40.20 21
Men's slalom Did not finish
Mona Løseth Women's combined 1:27.72 44.96 2:12.68 13
Women's super-G 1:23.97 21
Women's giant slalom Did not finish
Women's slalom 54.53 Did not finish
Lars Elton Myhre Men's downhill 1:56.69 31
Men's super-G 1:32.36 25
Men's combined 1:55.44 Did not finish
Men's slalom Did not finish
Aksel Lund Svindal Men's downhill 1:54.38  
Men's super-G 1:30.34  
Men's combined 1:53.15 Did not finish
Men's giant slalom 1:17.43 1:21.01 2:38.44  

Note: In the super combined, run 1 is the downhill, and run 2 is the slalom.

BiathlonEdit

Men
Athlete Event Final
Time Misses Rank
Ole Einar Bjørndalen Sprint 25:48.9 4 17
Pursuit 34:29.8 2 7
Individual 48:32.0 2  
Mass start 37:46.5 7 27
Tarjei Bø Individual 51:51.5 3 21
Lars Berger Sprint 26:53.0 4 46
Pursuit 35:37.2 2 23
Halvard Hanevold Sprint 26:07.7 1 24
Pursuit 35:13.1 2 17
Mass start 36:56.6 3 19
Alexander Os Individual 52:19.8 3 28
Emil Hegle Svendsen Sprint 24:20.0 1  
Pursuit 34:30.4 4 8
Individual 48:22.5 1  
Mass start 36:20.7 3 13
Halvard Hanevold
Tarjei Bø
Emil Hegle Svendsen
Ole Einar Bjørndalen
Relay 1:21:38.1 0+1
0+2
0+2
0+2
 
Women
Athlete Event Final
Time Misses Rank
Liv Kjersti Eikeland Sprint 22:51.9 4 70
Individual 48:00.7 5 70
Ann Kristin Flatland Sprint 20:29.7 1 10
Pursuit 31:33.3 1 8
Individual 43:06.4 2 14
Mass start 36:16.0 4 11
Gro Marit Istad Kristiansen Sprint 22:41.0 5 66
Solveig Rogstad Individual 46:55.1 4 61
Tora Berger Sprint 21:42.1 2 33
Pursuit 31:07.2 0 5
Individual 40:52.8 1  
Mass start 36:58.3 4 18
Liv Kjersti Eikeland
Ann Kristin Flatland
Solveig Rogstad
Tora Berger
Relay 1:10:34.1 0+2
0+0
0+0
0+1
4

Cross-country skiingEdit

 
The silver medal winning team in the men's 4 x 10 km relay
Men
Athlete Event Final
Time Rank
Petter Northug 15 km freestyle 35:39.5 41
30 km pursuit 1:15:53.1 11
50 km classical 2:05.35.5  
Ronny Hafsås 15 km freestyle 35:41.8 42
Martin Johnsrud Sundby 15 km freestyle 35:26.3 33
30 km pursuit 1:17:05.5 17
50 km classical 2:05.57.7 15
Eldar Rønning 30 km pursuit 1:21:14.1 36
Tord Asle Gjerdalen 15 km freestyle 35:10.5 28
30 km pursuit 1:17:04.5 19
Odd-Bjørn Hjelmeset 50 km classical 2:06.08.3 17
Jens Arne Svartedal 50 km classical 2:07.32.5 23
Martin Johnsrud Sundby
Odd-Bjørn Hjelmeset
Lars Berger
Petter Northug
4 x 10 km relay 1:45:21.3  
Sprint
Athlete Event Qualification Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Petter Northug Sprint 3:37.09 6 Q 3:34.5 1 Q 3:36.7 2 Q 3:45.5  
Ola Vigen Hattestad Sprint 3:36.43 3 Q 3:37.8 1 Q 3:36.5 1 Q 3:50.0 4
Øystein Pettersen Sprint 3:37.34 7 Q 3:36.9 1 Q 3:34.4 2 Q 4:56.2 6
Johan Kjølstad Sprint 3:36.65 5 Q 3:35.3 3 q 3:35.9 5 DNQ 7
Jens Arne Svartedal
Øystein Pettersen
Petter Northug
Team sprint 18:48.5 2 Q 19:01.0  
Women
Athlete Event Final
Time Rank
Marit Bjørgen 10 km freestyle 25:14.3  
15 km pursuit 39:58.1  
30 km classical 1:30.34.0  
Kristin Størmer Steira 10 km freestyle 25:50.5 8
15 km pursuit 40:07.5 4
30 km classical 1:32.04.4 8
Vibeke Skofterud 10 km freestyle 26:16.3 22
15 km pursuit Did not finish
Marthe Kristoffersen 10 km freestyle 27:38.4 49
30 km classical 1:34.31.5 21
Therese Johaug 15 km pursuit 40:50.0 6
30 km classical 1:32.01.3 7
Vibeke Skofterud
Therese Johaug
Kristin Størmer Steira
Marit Bjørgen
4 x 5 km relay 55:19.5  
Sprint
Athlete Event Qualification Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Marit Bjørgen Sprint 3:38.05 1 Q 3:35.4 1 Q 3:39.3 1 Q 3:39.2  
Celine Brun-Lie Sprint 3:44.71 8 Q 3:39.7 3 q 3:40.1 3 q 3:51.5 6
Maiken Caspersen Falla Sprint 3:50.23 28 Q 3:41.6 4 Did not qualify 18
Astrid Uhrenholdt Jacobsen Sprint 3:45.01 11 Q 3:39.0 2 Q 3:44.2 3 DNQ 7
Astrid Uhrenholdt Jacobsen
Celine Brun-Lie
Team sprint 18:47.2 2 Q 18:32.8 5

CurlingEdit

 
Norway's curling pants caused quite a stir.

Team: Thomas Ulsrud (skip), Torger Nergaard, Håvard Vad Petersson, Christoffer Svae, Thomas Løvold (alternate).

Much attention was paid to the team's pants, in the international media and on social media networks. The men wore pants with a red, white and blue diamond pattern from Loudmouth Golf. The pants were picked for the team by second Chris Svae.[3][4]

Summary
Team Event Group Stage Tiebreaker Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Torger Nergård
Håvard Vad Petersson
Christoffer Svae
Thomas Ulsrud
Thomas Løvold
Men's tournament   CAN
L 6–7
  USA
W 6–5
  GER
W 7–4
  SUI
W 7–4
  CHN
W 7–5
  DEN
W 6–3
  SWE
L 8–7
  FRA
W 9–2
  GBR
W 9–5
2 Q BYE   SUI
W 7–5
  CAN
L 3–6
 

Men's tournamentEdit

Standings

Final round robin standings

Key
Teams to playoffs
Teams to tiebreaker
Country
Skip W L PF PA Ends
won
Ends
lost
Blank
ends
Stolen
ends
Shot %
  Canada Kevin Martin 9 0 75 36 36 28 14 2 85%
  Norway Thomas Ulsrud 7 2 64 43 40 32 15 7 84%
  Switzerland Ralph Stöckli 6 3 53 45 35 33 20 8 81%
  Sweden Niklas Edin 5 4 50 52 34 36 20 6 82%
  Great Britain David Murdoch 5 4 57 44 35 29 20 9 81%
  Germany Andy Kapp 4 5 48 60 35 38 11 9 75%
  France Thomas Dufour 3 6 31 58 22 34 16 7 73%
  China Wang Fengchun 2 7 52 60 37 37 9 7 77%
  Denmark Ulrik Schmidt 2 7 40 57 31 29 12 6 78%
  United States John Shuster 2 7 43 59 32 41 18 9 76%
Round-robin

Norway had a bye in draws 3, 8 and 11.

Semifinal

Thursday, 25 February, 14:00

Sheet D 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
  Switzerland (Stöckli) 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 1 5
  Norway (Ulsrud)   0 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 2 0 7
Gold medal game

Saturday, 27 February, 15:00

Sheet 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
  Canada (Martin)   0 1 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 x 6
  Norway (Ulsrud) 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 x 3

Freestyle skiingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Qualifying 1/8 finals Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
Time Rank Position Position Position Position Rank
Audun Grønvold Men's ski cross 1:13.23 5 Q 1 Q 1 Q 1 Q 3  
Anders Rekdal Men's ski cross 1:14.17 17 Q DNF Did not advance 22
Women
Athlete Event Qualifying 1/8 finals Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
Time Rank Position Position Position Position Rank
Hedda Berntsen Women's ski cross 1:17.96 5 Q 1 Q 1 Q 1 Q 2  
Marte Høie Gjefsen Women's ski cross 1:19.30 12 Q 2 Q 3 Did not advance
Julie Jensen Women's ski cross 1:20.23 18 Q 1 Q 2 Q 4 Small final
4
8
Gro Kvinlog Women's ski cross 1:21.93 27 Q 3 Did not advance

Ice hockeyEdit

Men's tournamentEdit

Roster

The following is the Norwegian roster in the men's ice hockey tournament of the 2010 Winter Olympics.[5]

No. Pos. Name Height Weight Birthdate Birthplace 2009–10 team
33 G Pål Grotnes 188 cm (6 ft 2 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 7 March 1977 Lørenskog   Stjernen (GET)
34 G André Lysenstøen 194 cm (6 ft 4 in) 112 kg (247 lb) 27 October 1988 Oslo   HeKi (Mestis)
30 G Ruben Smith 182 cm (6 ft 0 in) 75 kg (165 lb) 15 April 1984 Stavanger   Storhamar Dragons (GET)
47 D Alexander Bonsaksen 181 cm (5 ft 11 in) 83 kg (183 lb) 24 January 1987 Oslo   Modo (SEL)
6 D Jonas Holøs 180 cm (5 ft 11 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 27 August 1987 Sarpsborg   Färjestad (SEL)
7 D Tommy JakobsenC 173 cm (5 ft 8 in) 83 kg (183 lb) 10 December 1970 Oslo   Lørenskog (GET)
5 D Juha Kaunismäki 187 cm (6 ft 2 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 6 May 1979 Helsinki, Finland   Stavanger Oilers (GET)
36 D Lars Erik Lund 188 cm (6 ft 2 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 25 July 1974 Oslo   Vålerenga (GET)
55 D Ole-Kristian Tollefsen 188 cm (6 ft 2 in) 96 kg (212 lb) 29 March 1984 Oslo   Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL)
23 D Mats TryggA 178 cm (5 ft 10 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 1 June 1976 Oslo   Kölner Haie (DEL)
42 F Jonas Solberg Andersen 184 cm (6 ft 0 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 8 March 1981 Sarpsborg   Sparta Warriors (GET)
20 F Anders Bastiansen 188 cm (6 ft 2 in) 97 kg (214 lb) 31 October 1980 Oslo   Färjestad (SEL)
26 F Kristian Forsberg 183 cm (6 ft 0 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 5 May 1986 Oslo   Modo (SEL)
8 F Mads HansenA 183 cm (6 ft 0 in) 90 kg (200 lb) 16 September 1978 Oslo   Brynäs (SEL)
9 F Marius Holtet 183 cm (6 ft 0 in) 81 kg (179 lb) 31 August 1984 Hamar   Färjestad (SEL)
10 F Lars Erik Spets 178 cm (5 ft 10 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 2 April 1985 Trondheim   Vålerenga (GET)
46 F Mathis Olimb 179 cm (5 ft 10 in) 79 kg (174 lb) 1 February 1986 Oslo   Frölunda (SEL)
22 F Martin Røymark 184 cm (6 ft 0 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 10 November 1986 Oslo   Frölunda (SEL)
19 F Per-Åge Skrøder 180 cm (5 ft 11 in) 92 kg (203 lb) 4 August 1978 Sarpsborg   Modo (SEL)
41 F Patrick Thoresen 180 cm (5 ft 11 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 7 November 1983 Oslo   Salavat Yulaev Ufa (KHL)
29 F Tore Vikingstad 191 cm (6 ft 3 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 8 October 1975 Trondheim   Hannover Scorpions (DEL)
35 F Martin Laumann Ylven 190 cm (6 ft 3 in) 92 kg (203 lb) 22 December 1988 Oslo   Linköping (SEL)
48 F Mats Zuccarello Aasen 170 cm (5 ft 7 in) 73 kg (161 lb) 1 September 1987 Oslo   Modo (SEL)

Forward Morten Ask was initially selected, but was injured and replaced by Jonas Solberg Andersen.[6]

Group playEdit

Norway played in Group A.

Round-robin

All times are local (UTC-8).

16 February 2010
16:30
Canada  8–0
(0–0, 3–0, 5–0)
  NorwayCanada Hockey Place, Vancouver
Attendance: 16,652
18 February 2010
12:00
United States  6–1
(2–0, 1–1, 3–0)
  NorwayCanada Hockey Place, Vancouver
Attendance: 16,710
20 February 2010
12:00
Norway  4–5 (OT)
(1–1, 2–2, 1–1, 0–1)
   SwitzerlandCanada Hockey Place, Vancouver
Attendance: 16,952
Standings
Team
GP W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts
  United States 3 3 0 0 0 14 5 +9 9
  Canada 3 1 1 0 1 14 7 +7 5
   Switzerland 3 0 1 1 1 8 10 −2 3
  Norway 3 0 0 1 2 5 19 −14 1

Final roundsEdit

Qualification playoff
23 February 2010
21:00
Slovakia  4–3
(3–1, 0–2, 1–0)
  NorwayCanada Hockey Place, Vancouver
Attendance: 17,583

Nordic combinedEdit

Athlete Event Ski jumping Cross-country
Points Rank Deficit Time Rank
Mikko Kokslien Normal hill/10 km 101.5 42 +2:16 27:39.2
+1:52.1
32
Magnus Moan Normal hill/10 km 104.0 40 +2:06 26:22.7
+35.6
9
Jan Schmid Normal hill/10 km 110.0 33 +1:42 27:10.6
+1:22.5
23
Petter Tande Normal hill/10 km 116.0 22 +1:18 26:47.2
+1:00.1
17
Ole Christian Wendel
Espen Rian
Magnus Moan
Jan Schmid
Petter Tande
Team large hill/4 x 5 km 468.4 7 +0:51 50:25.9
+0:54.3
5

Note: 'Deficit' refers to the amount of time behind the leader a competitor began the cross-country portion of the event. Italicized numbers show the final deficit from the winner's finishing time.

SkeletonEdit

Athlete Event Final
Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total Rank
Desiree Bjerke Women's 56.48 55.28 55.34 55.26 3:42.36 17

Ski jumpingEdit

Athlete Event Qualifying First round Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Total Rank
Anders Bardal Normal hill 122.5 21 Q 118.5 22 124.0 242.5 18
Large hill 136.7 07 Q 100.7 24 110.7 211.4 22
Johan Remen Evensen Large hill 137.1 06 Q 109.3 17 114.3 223.6 15
Tom Hilde Normal hill 132.0 10 Q 124.0 13 128.0 252.0 12
Large hill 135.7 08 Q 111.2 15 116.7 227.9 11
Anders Jacobsen Normal hill DNS PQ 123.5 15 133.5 257.0 9
Large hill n/a PQ 199.4 9 107.0 226.4 12
Bjørn Einar Romøren Normal hill n/a PQ 120.5 19 114.5 235.0 23
Anders Bardal
Tom Hilde
Johan Remen Evensen
Anders Jacobsen
Large hill team 504.0 3 526.3 1030.3  

SnowboardingEdit

Halfpipe
Athlete Event Qualifying run 1 Qualifying run 2 Semifinal Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank Run 1 Run 2 Rank
Fredrik Austbø Men's halfpipe Did not start
Kjersti Ø. Buaas Women's halfpipe 20.6 16 21.8 22 Did not advance
Linn Haug Women's halfpipe 11.5 26 12.8 27 Did not advance
Tore V. Holvik Men's halfpipe 23.1 9 19.6 15 Did not advance
Roger S. Kleivdal Men's halfpipe 15.7 10 18.4 13 Did not advance
Ståle Sandbech Men's halfpipe 9.1 17 20.1 10 Did not advance
Lisa H. Wiik Women's halfpipe 23.0 19 26.5 19 Did not advance
Snowboard cross
Athlete Event Qualifying 1/8 finals Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
Time Rank Position Position Position Position Rank
Joachim Havikhagen Men's snowboard cross 1:23.87 25 Q 3 Did not advance
Helene Olafsen Women's snowboard cross 1:26.94 5 Q 2 Q 1 Q 4 4
Stian Sivertzen Men's snowboard cross 1:23.80 24 Q 4 Did not advance

Speed skatingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Final
Time Rank
Håvard Bøkko 1000 m 1:10.73 19
1500 m 1:46.13  
5000 m 6:18.80 4
10000 m 13:14.92 5
Henrik Christiansen 5000 m 6:24.80 8
10000 m 13:25.65 7
Mikael Flygind Larsen 1000 m 1:10.38 15
1500 m 1:46.77 8
Sverre Haugli 5000 m 6:27.05 10
10000 m 13:18.74 6
Christoffer Fagerli Rukke 1000 m 1:12.31 35
1500 m 1:48.62 20
Fredrik van der Horst 1500 m 1:49.58 29
Women
Athlete Event Final
Time Rank
Maren Haugli 3000 m 4:10.01 8
5000 m 7:02.19 5
Hege Bøkko 1000 m 1:17.43 10
1500 m 1:59.52 14
Team pursuit
Athlete Event Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Opposition
time
Opposition
time
Opposition
time
Rank
From:
Håvard Bøkko,
Henrik Christiansen,
Mikael Flygind Larsen,
Fredrik van der Horst
Men's team pursuit   South Korea (4)
W 3:47.81
  Canada (1)
L 3:47.81
Bronze final
  Netherlands (3)
L 3:45.96
4

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Her er Norges flaggbærer". Aftenposten (in Norwegian). 10 February 2010. Retrieved 10 February 2010.
  2. ^ "Anders Rekdal tatt ut til OL i Vancouver på overtid". Olympiatoppen (in Norwegian). 29 January 2010. Retrieved 4 February 2010.
  3. ^ Talk of Vancouver: Crazy curling pants of Norway draw notice, USA Today, 17 February 2010.
  4. ^ Norwegian pants add some razzle dazzle to opening curling draw, The Canadian Press, 17 February 2010.
  5. ^ "Men's Ice Hockey: Team Norway Tournamement Standings and Statistics". International Olympic Committee.
  6. ^ "Men's rosters announced". International Ice Hockey Federation. 15 February 2010.