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Olympics The Best Olympic Athletes from Norway  

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List of the greatest Olympic athletes from Norway, with photos when available. These are the best Norwegian Olympians of all time who have had the honor of representing their country at the prestigious Olympic games. Norwegian athletes from every era all have their place in the Olympic history books, but which Norwegian Olympian is the best of them all? You can decide who the greatest Olympic competitor from Norway is by how many medals they took back to their country, but that isn't the only factor that comes into play when considering who the best really is.

This list below has a variety of athletes, like Bernhard Leene and Johann Olav Koss, in it.

This list answers the questions, "Who is the best Norwegian Olympian of all time?" and "Who are the greatest Olympians from Norway?"

America, Russia and Great Britain have the most Olympic medals out of every country that has been represented in the Olympics, but it doesn't mean that Olympic competitors from other nations don't deserve accolades as well. Vote for your favorite Norway Olympic athletes on this list, and downvote the ones that you don't think had a huge impact on Norway.

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Bjørn Dæhlie is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Norway
cfc10 added Bjørn Dæhlie Men's 10km Pursuit, Men's 15km Pursuit, Men's 50km freestyle

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Ole Einar Bjørndalen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Norway
Ole Einar Bjørndalen Men's 15 km Mass Start, Men's 4x7.5 km Relay, Men's 12.5 km Pursuit

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Marit Bjørgen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Norway
Marit Bjørgen Women's 10 km, Women's 30 km, Mass start

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Therese Johaug is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Norway
Therese Johaug Women's 4x5 km Relay

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Henrik Kristoffersen is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Norway
BoeLover added Henrik Kristoffersen Men's Slalom

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Emil Hegle Svendsen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Norway
Emil Hegle Svendsen Men's 20 km Individual, Men's 4x7.5 km Relay, Men's 10 km Sprint

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Sonja Henie is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Norway
Sonja Henie Women's Singles

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Tarjei Bø is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Norway
Tarjei Bø Men's 4x7.5 km Relay

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Petter Northug is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Norway
Petter Northug Men's Individual Sprint, Men's Team Sprint, Men's 4x10 km Relay

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Johannes Bø is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Norway
BoeLover added Johannes Thingnes Bø

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Aksel Lund Svindal is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Norway
Aksel Lund Svindal Men's Downhill, Men's Super-G, Alpine skiing - Men's giant slalom

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Henrik Ingebrigtsen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Norway
cfc10 added Henrik Ingebrigtsen

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Andreas Thorkildsen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Norway
cfc10 added Andreas Thorkildsen Men's Javelin throw

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Vebjørn Rodal is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Norway
cfc10 added Vebjørn Rodal

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Halvard Hanevold is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Norway
Halvard Hanevold Men's 4x7.5 km Relay, Men's 10 km Sprint, Men's 20 km Individual

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Celine Brun-Lie is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Norway

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Hjalmar Andersen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Norway
Hjalmar Andersen Men's 1500m, Speed skating - Men's 5000m, Men's 10000m

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Olaf Tufte is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Norway
Olaf Tufte Men's Single sculls

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Tora Berger is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Norway
Tora Berger Women's 15 km Individual

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Alexander Bonsaksen is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Norway

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Helene Olafsen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Norway

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Knut Holmann is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Norway
cfc10 added Knut Holmann Men's K-1 500m (kayak single), Men's K-1 1000m (kayak single)

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Martin Johnsrud Sundby is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Norway
Martin Johnsrud Sundby Men's 4x10 km Relay

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Gro Marit Istad Kristiansen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Norway

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Stian Eckhoff is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Norway

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Johann Olav Koss is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Norway
Johann Olav Koss Men's 10000m, Men's 1500m, Speed skating - Men's 5000m

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Ezinne Okparaebo is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Norway
cfc10 added Ezinne Okparaebo

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Siren Sundby is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Norway
cfc10 added Siren Sundby Women's Europe Class

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Bjørn Maaseide is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Norway
cfc10 added Bjørn Maaseide Men's Beach Volleyball

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Eirik Verås Larsen is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Norway
cfc10 added Eirik Verås Larsen Men's K-1 1000m (kayak single)

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Bartosz Piasecki is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Norway
cfc10 added Bartosz Piasecki Men's Épée individual

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Ida Marcussen is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Norway
cfc10 added Ida Marcussen

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Mats Zuccarello is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Norway

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Anders Jacobsen is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Norway
Anders Jacobsen Men's Team Large Hill

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Alexander Dale Oen is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Norway
Alexander Dale Oen Men's 100m breaststroke

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Liv-Kjersti Eikeland is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Norway

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Ronny Hafsås is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Norway

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Solveig Rogstad is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Norway

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Maiken Caspersen Falla is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Norway

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Fredrik Austbø is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Norway

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Johan Remen Evensen is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Norway
Johan Remen Evensen Men's Team Large Hill

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Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesjå is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Norway
Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesjå Women's Mountain Biking, Cross-Country

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Lars Berger is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Norway
Lars Berger Men's 4x10 km Relay

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Bjørnar Elgetun is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Norway

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Truls Ove Karlsen is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Norway

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Linn Haug is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Norway

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Johan Kjølstad is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Norway

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Christoffer Fagerli Rukke is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Norway

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Håvard Bøkko is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Norway
Håvard Bøkko Men's 1500m

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Kristin Størmer Steira is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Norway
Kristin Størmer Steira Women's 4x5 km Relay