in an attempt to be less sarcastic.
Andreas Thorkildsen - chucking the javelin
Jaysuma Saidy Ndure - special import from Gambia
Alexander Dale Oen - first swimmer from Norway since the Black Death
women's football team - led by the inimitable Solveig Gulbrandsen
women's handball team - funded by Danish milk
race walkers - er, yeah...
Olaf Tufte - who trains 1500 hours a year - possibly the Norwegian athlete who trains the most - along with running a farm
skeet shooting (I think)
Gunn Rita Dahle FlesjŚ - most winning athlete in women's mountainbike, though has just had a huge injury.
Expect Norway to have a strong shooting team? Or can they only do that with skis on :p
I watched the Norwegian women's football team play Sweden on the Gold Coast before the 2000 Olympics. Top night! :happy:
They can't with skis on either tbf.
Originally Posted by Clapo
We have a couple of world class shooters, but it's all down to luck and standard deviation in t' end.
After the dire, shameful performance at the winter olympics we need at least four or five gold medals here to redeem ourselves. What's worse is that once the winter olympics were over the Norwegians started winning everything again :(
First gold for Norway! What a sprint from Olaf Tufte!
To boot, Tore Brovold won silver in skeet shooting 15 minutes ago. Top work.
Obviously I'm disappointed that Drysdale didn't win it, but congrats to the Norwegian rower for what I believe is back to back Olympic golds.
Originally Posted by Samuel_Vimes