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This is a 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.

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. After you are finished with this list, head on over and check out this list of Olympic athletes from Switzerland.

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Ole Einar Bjørndalen is listed (or ranked) 1 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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Bjørn Dæhlie is listed (or ranked) 2 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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Henrik Kristoffersen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Norway
BoeLover added Henrik Kristoffersen Men's Slalom

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Marit Bjørgen is listed (or ranked) 4 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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Sonja Henie is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Norway
Sonja Henie Women's Singles

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Tarjei Bø is listed (or ranked) 6 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) 7 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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Aksel Lund Svindal is listed (or ranked) 8 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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Therese Johaug is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Norway
Therese Johaug Women's 4x5 km Relay

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Emil Hegle Svendsen is listed (or ranked) 10 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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Andreas Thorkildsen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Norway
cfc10 added Andreas Thorkildsen Men's Javelin throw

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Knut Holmann is listed (or ranked) 12 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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Solveig Rogstad is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Norway

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

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Morten Ask is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Norway

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Martin Røymark is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Norway

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Siren Sundby is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Norway
cfc10 added Siren Sundby Women's Europe Class

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Linn Haug is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Norway

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Alexander Bonsaksen is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Norway

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Kjersti Buaas is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Norway
Kjersti Buaas Women's Halfpipe

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Kjetil Jansrud is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Norway
Kjetil Jansrud Alpine skiing - Men's giant slalom

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Alexander Kristoff is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Norway
cfc10 added Alexander Kristoff Men's Road cycling^! individual road race

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Sergej Maslennikov is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Norway

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Johannes Bø is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Norway
BoeLover added Johannes Thingnes Bø

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Olaf Tufte is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Norway
Olaf Tufte Men's Single sculls

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Gro Marit Istad Kristiansen is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Norway

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Halvard Hanevold is listed (or ranked) 27 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) 28 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Norway

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Alexander Os is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Norway

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Trine Hattestad is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Norway
cfc10 added Trine Hattestad Women's Javelin throw

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Marius Holtet is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Norway

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Roar Ljøkelsøy is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Norway
Roar Ljøkelsøy Men's Individual Normal Hill

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Roger-S Kleivdal is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Norway

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Mathis Olimb is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Norway

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Joachim Havikhagen is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Norway

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Vibeke Skofterud is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Norway
Vibeke Skofterud Women's 4x5 km Relay

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

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Vebjørn Rodal is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Norway
cfc10 added Vebjørn Rodal

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Petter Tande is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Norway

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Eirik Verås Larsen is listed (or ranked) 40 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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Bjørn Maaseide is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Norway
cfc10 added Bjørn Maaseide Men's Beach Volleyball

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Martin Johnsrud Sundby is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Norway
Martin Johnsrud Sundby Men's 4x10 km Relay

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Johann Olav Koss is listed (or ranked) 43 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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Alexander Dale Oen is listed (or ranked) 44 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) 45 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Norway

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

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

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Hjalmar Andersen is listed (or ranked) 48 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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Kristin Størmer Steira is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Norway
Kristin Størmer Steira Women's 4x5 km Relay

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Håvard Bøkko is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Norway
Håvard Bøkko Men's 1500m