- Winter Youth Games offer chance for IOC-Norway conciliation Updated: Feb-12-16 1:36 pm
LILLEHAMMER, Norway - When Oslo pulled out of the bidding for the 2022 Winter Games, it seemed that the relationship between the Norwegian public and the International Olympic Committee had suffered lasting damage.
- Bach: 'No intention' by any countries to pull out Updated: Feb-12-16 9:12 am
LILLEHAMMER, Norway - IOC President Thomas Bach said Friday that no countries intend to pull out of the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro over concerns about the Zika virus.
- Kriukov outsprints Norwegians to win in Stockholm Updated: Feb-11-16 2:39 pm
STOCKHOLM - Nikita Kriukov powered past his cross-country ski rivals in the final 100 meters to win the Royal Palace Sprint in Stockholm on Thursday.
- Ski jump leader Prevc wins in Norway Updated: Feb-10-16 5:19 pm
TRONDHEIM, Norway - Peter Prevc was another leap closer to becoming the ski jumping World Cup champion with a victory in Trondheim on Wednesday.
- Frenzel eases to Nordic combined WCup win in Trond Updated: Feb-10-16 12:58 pm
TRONDHEIM, Norway - Germany's Eric Frenzel extended his lead in the Nordic Combined World Cup after winning in Trondheim on Wednesday.
- Chinese investors bid $1.2B for Norwegian tech firm Opera Updated: Feb-10-16 9:38 am
HELSINKI - Opera Software, a Norwegian company behind one of the world's most popular browsers, says Chinese investors have made a $1.2 billion takeover offer, causing its stock to jump more than 30 percent.
- Cross-Country World Cup Results Updated: Feb-06-16 1:14 pm
1. Martin Johnsrud Sundby, Norway, 2 hours, 8 minutes, 41.9 seconds.
- Sundby dominates cross-country World Cup meet in Oslo Updated: Feb-06-16 10:07 am
OSLO - Martin Johnsrud Sundby of Norway extended his lead at the top of the cross-country World Cup standings with an impressive win in the 50-kilometer classical-style race on Saturday.
- Sean Doherty carves out name for himself in biathlon Updated: Feb-05-16 10:03 pm
One of the most decorated young athletes in biathlon history isn't from Russia or Norway or even Germany.
- Statoil reports larger 4th quarter loss after oil price drop Updated: Feb-04-16 6:18 am
HELSINKI - Norwegian energy group Statoil posted a net loss of 9.2 billion kroner ($1.08 billion) for the fourth quarter amid the drop in oil prices.
- Donors face record request of $9 billion to aid Syrians Updated: Feb-03-16 7:05 am
AMMAN, Jordan - International aid to the victims of Syria's five-year war, including millions forced to flee their homes, has persistently fallen short, but organizers of Thursday's annual Syria pledging conference hope for greater generosity this time around, despite a record request of close to $9 billion for 2016.
- IS victims' advocate, pontiff among Nobel Peace Prize names Updated: Feb-01-16 12:39 pm
STAVANGER, Norway - A woman who champions the rights of Islamic State rape victims, Pope Francis and the Afghan women's cycling team are among the known candidates for the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize as the nomination window was set to close Monday.
- Norwegian preschool drops carnival over gender stereotypes Updated: Jan-27-16 3:52 pm
STAVANGER, Norway - A preschool in egalitarian Norway has canceled its traditional carnival celebration saying it encourages gender stereotypes, with boys dressing up in macho superhero costumes and girls in frilly princess dresses.
- Kristoffersen beats Hirscher again in World Cup slalom Updated: Jan-26-16 5:11 pm
SCHLADMING, Austria - Henrik Kristoffersen of Norway won his sixth slalom in a stellar World Cup season, matching a feat previously achieved only by three of the biggest names in ski racing history.
- 2017 Arctic Council ministerial meeting will be in Fairbanks Updated: Jan-26-16 4:08 am
FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Fairbanks has been selected to host the next ministerial meeting of the Arctic Council in 2017.
- Streif downhill called off after 30 starters, Fill wins Updated: Jan-23-16 1:13 pm
KITZBUEHEL, Austria - Overall World Cup leader Aksel Lund Svindal sustained a season-ending knee injury in a dramatic men's World Cup downhill, which was called off because of poor visibility after three serious crashes among only 30 starters on Saturday.
- Svindal wins World Cup super-G for 7th victory of season Updated: Jan-22-16 11:46 am
KITZBUEHEL, Austria - Aksel Lund Svindal mastered a tricky super-G course Friday to extend Norway's World Cup winning streak to five races, and Alexis Pinturault of France won the combined event for the third straight year.
- 3 jailed in Norway for supporting Islamic State group Updated: Jan-19-16 5:22 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark - A Norwegian court has sentenced three men up to nearly five years for fighting with or supporting the Islamic State group in Syria.
- Norway wins ski flying team world title ahead of Germany Updated: Jan-17-16 10:35 am
BAD MITTERNDORF, Austria - Norway's four jumpers put together balanced performances in tricky wind conditions to win the team gold medal at the ski flying world championship on Sunday.
- Norway celebrates King Harald's 25th anniversary as monarch Updated: Jan-17-16 8:56 am
HELSINKI - Norway is celebrating King Harald's 25th anniversary as monarch of the Scandinavian country with concerts, candlelight processions, children's winter events and a gala performance at the University of Oslo.
- Jansrud edges Svindal for Norway 1-2 in World Cup combined Updated: Jan-15-16 10:46 am
WENGEN, Switzerland - Norway keeps racing toward a historically successful World Cup season.