List of famous athletes from Norway, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Norway has seen some very talented athletes over the years, many of who have gone on to represent their country in the Olympics. These are some of the best Norwegian athletes of all time, so if you're a native of Norway and are aspiring to compete in sports professionally then these are people you should look up to. If you're searching for a particular popular athlete from Norway then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.
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This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Norwegian athletes?" and "Which athletes are from Norway?"You can click on the names of these legendary athletes of Norway in order to get more information about each one.
Birthplace: Kristiansund, Norway
Position: Forward, MidfielderOle Gunnar Solskjær KSO (Norwegian pronunciation: [ˈuːlə ˈɡʉnːɑr ²suːlʂær] (listen); born 26... more on Wikipedia
- 2Sonja Henie (8 April 1912 – 12 October 1969) was a Norwegian figure skater and film star. She... more on Wikipedia
- 3Katja Johanna Alice Nyberg (born 24 August 1979) is a naturalized Norwegian handball player,... more on Wikipedia
- 4Marit Bjørgen (born 21 March 1980) is a retired Norwegian cross-country skier. She is ranked... more on Wikipedia
- 5Ole Einar Bjørndalen (born 27 January 1974) is a retired Norwegian professional biathlete,... more on Wikipedia
- 6Vibeke Westbye Skofterud (20 April 1980 – 29 July 2018) was a Norwegian cross-country skier.... more on Wikipedia
- 7Tora Berger (born 18 March 1981) is a retired Norwegian biathlete and Olympic champion.
- 8Hedda Berntsen (born 24 April 1976) is a Norwegian sportsperson who has competed... more on Wikipedia
- 9Kristin Størmer Steira (born 30 April 1981) is a retired Norwegian cross-country skier. She... more on Wikipedia
- 10Halvard Hanevold (born 3 December 1969) is a former Norwegian biathlete.
- 11Kjersti Østgaard Buaas (born 5 January 1982) is a Norwegian snowboarder from Trondheim. She... more on Wikipedia
- 12Emil Hegle Svendsen (born 12 July 1985) is a retired Norwegian biathlete. He has won eight... more on Wikipedia
- 13Roar Ljøkelsøy (born 31 May 1976) is a Norwegian former ski jumper who competed from 1993 to... more on Wikipedia
- 14Jo Nesbø (Norwegian: [ˈjuː ˈnɛsbøː]; born 29 March 1960) is a Norwegian writer, musician, and... more on Wikipedia
- 15Ann Kristin Aafedt Flatland (born 6 November 1982) is a retired Norwegian biathlete. Ann... more on Wikipedia
- 16Jan Andreas Schmid (born 24 November 1983) is a Norwegian nordic combined skier, of Swiss... more on Wikipedia
- 17Gro Marit Istad Kristiansen (born February 9, 1978) is a retired Norwegian biathlete from... more on Wikipedia
- 18Kjetil Jansrud (born 28 August 1985) is a Norwegian World Cup alpine ski racer and Olympic... more on Wikipedia
- 19Grete Waitz (née Andersen, 1 October 1953 – 19 April 2011) was a Norwegian marathon runner and... more on Wikipedia
- 20Lars Berger (born 1 May 1979) is a former Norwegian biathlete and cross-country skier.
- 21Madeleine Giske (born 14 September 1987) is a Norwegian football midfielder who currently... more on Wikipedia
- 22Therese Johaug (born 25 June 1988) is a Norwegian cross-country skier who has competed for the... more on Wikipedia
- 23Anders Bardal (Norwegian pronunciation: [ˈɑnːəʂ ˈbɑːɖɑːl]; born 24 August 1982) is a Norwegian... more on Wikipedia
- 24Johann Olav Koss, (born 29 October 1968) is a former speed skater from Norway. He won four... more on Wikipedia
- 25Liv Kjersti Bergman (born Liv Kjersti Eikeland; 20 March 1979 in Bergen) is a former Norwegian... more on Wikipedia