Norwegian Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Confederation of Sports

The Norwegian Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Confederation of Sports (Norwegian: Norges idrettsforbund og olympiske og paralympiske komité; NIF) is the umbrella organization for sport in Norway. It is the largest volunteering organization in Norway, with more than 2 million members and 12,000 sports clubs in 19 region confederations and 54 national federations.[1] The current president is Børre Rognlien.

Norwegian Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Confederation of Sports
Norwegian Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Confederation of Sports logo
Norwegian Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Confederation of Sports logo
Country/Region Norway
CodeNOR
Created15 March 1861
Continental
Association
EOC
HeadquartersOslo, Norway
PresidentTom Tvedt
Secretary GeneralInge Andersen
Websitewww.idrettsforbundet.no
Norwegian Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Confederation of Sports
division: Idrett for funksjonshemmede
Norwegian Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Confederation of Sports division: Idrett for funksjonshemmede logo
Logo
National Paralympic Committee
Country Norway
CodeNOR
Created1 January 2008
Continental
Association
EPC
Websiteidrettsforbundet.no/funksjonshemmede/

HistoryEdit

 
Headquarters of the Norwegian Confederation of Sports

The organisation was founded in 1861 as Centralforeningen for Udbredelse af Legemsøvelser og Vaabenbrug, and has later changed its name several times. The current name dates from 2007.

Former presidentsEdit

The presidents before 1940:[2]

Centralforeningen 1861–1910Edit

Norges Riksforbund for Idræt 1910–1919Edit

Norges Landsforbund for Idræt 1919–1940Edit

Arbeidernes Idrettsforbund 1924–1940Edit

Rød Sport 1931–1934Edit

During the German occupation of NorwayEdit

NLF and AIF were merged in September 1940, but the new organization was soon usurped by the Nazi authorities during the occupation of Norway by Nazi Germany.[3]

NIF 1946–1996Edit

Norges Olympiske Komite 1965–1996Edit

Norges Idrettsforbund og Olympiske Komite 1996–2007Edit

Norges Idrettsforbund og Olympiske og Paralympiske Komite 2007–Edit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Norwegian Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Confederation of Sports (NIF)". Archived from the original on 2008-06-28. Retrieved 2008-12-18.
  2. ^ Olstad, Finn (1987). Forsvar, sport, klassekamp 1861–1939. Volume one of Norsk idretts historie (in Norwegian). Oslo: Aschehoug. p. 327. ISBN 82-03-11337-0.
  3. ^ Tønnesson, Stein (1995). "Norges Idrettsforbund". In Dahl, Hans Fredrik (ed.). Norsk krigsleksikon 1940-45 (in Norwegian). Oslo: Cappelen. Archived from the original on 24 July 2011. Retrieved 7 December 2009.
  4. ^ https://www.idrettsforbundet.no/om-nif/idrettsstyret/

External linksEdit