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Harald Grønningen
Harald Grønningen
Harald Grønningen
(9 October 1934 – 26 August 2016) was a Norwegian cross-country skier who competed during the 1960s, earning five winter olympic and two world championship medals. He also won nine Norwegian championship titles and received the King's cup in 1963 and 1967. Grønningen won the 15 km twice (1960 and 1961) at the Holmenkollen ski festival and earned the Holmenkollen medal in 1961. Grønningen was born in Lensvik. He was also an able long distance runner. His personal best times were 15:03.2 minutes in the 5000 metres, achieved in September 1963 at Trondheim stadion, and 31:04.6 minutes in the 10,000 metres, achieved in September 1961 at the same stadium. He represented the club Lensvik
Lensvik
IL.[1][2] References[edit]^ "5000 meter". Norwegian Athletics Association. Archived from the original on 9 May 2012. Retrieved 9 June 2011.  ^ "10000 meter"
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Cross-country Skiing
Cross-country skiing
Cross-country skiing
is a form of skiing where skiers rely on their own locomotion to move across snow-covered terrain, rather than using ski lifts or other forms of assistance. Cross-country skiing
Cross-country skiing
is widely practiced as a sport and recreational activity; however, some still use it as a means of transportation. Variants of cross-country skiing are adapted to a range of terrain which spans unimproved, sometimes mountainous terrain to groomed courses that are specifically designed for the sport. Modern cross-country skiing is similar to the original form of skiing, from which all skiing disciplines evolved, including alpine skiing, ski jumping and Telemark skiing
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Holmenkollen Ski Festival
The Holmenkollen
Holmenkollen
Ski Festival (Norwegian: Holmenkollen
Holmenkollen
skifestival or Holmenkollrennene) is a traditional annual Nordic skiing
Nordic skiing
event in Holmenkollen, Oslo, Norway. The full official name of the event is Holmenkollen
Holmenkollen
FIS World Cup Nordic. History[edit] It takes place in March and has been arranged every year since 1892, except for 1898 and during World War II
World War II
(1941–1945). The event is arranged by Skiforeningen
Skiforeningen
and takes place at Holmenkollen
Holmenkollen
National Arena and ski jumping hills Holmenkollbakken
Holmenkollbakken
and Midtstubakken
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Norway At The 1924 Winter Olympics
The modern Olympic Games
Olympic Games
or Olympics (French: Jeux olympiques[1][2]) are leading international sporting events featuring summer and winter sports competitions in which thousands of athletes from around the world participate in a variety of competitions. The Olympic Games
Olympic Games
are considered the world's foremost sports competition with more than 200 nations participating.[3] The Olympic Games
Olympic Games
are held every four years, with the Summer and Winter Games alternating by occurring every four years but two years apart. Their creation was inspired by the ancient Olympic Games, which were held in Olympia, Greece, from the 8th century BC to the 4th century AD. Baron Pierre de Coubertin
Pierre de Coubertin
founded the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 1894, leading to the first modern Games in Athens in 1896
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Sweden At The 1936 Winter Olympics
Sweden
Sweden
competed at the 1936 Winter Olympics
1936 Winter Olympics
in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.Contents1 Medalists 2 Alpine skiing 3 Cross-country skiing 4 Figure sk
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Cross-country Skiing At The 1932 Winter Olympics – Men's 18 Km
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Sweden At The 1948 Winter Olympics
Sweden
Sweden
competed at the 1948 Winter Olympics
1948 Winter Olympics
in St
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International Ski Federation
The Fédération Internationale de Ski (FIS; English: International Ski Federation) is the world's highest governing body for international winter sports. Founded in 1924, it is responsible for the Olympic disciplines of Alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, ski jumping, Nordic combined, freestyle skiing and snowboarding
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Norwegian Athletics Association
The Norwegian Athletics Association
Norwegian Athletics Association
(Norwegian: Norges Friidrettsforbund, NFIF) is the national governing body for the sport of athletics in Norway, including track and field, road running, cross country running and racewalking. The association is a member of the Norwegian Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Confederation of Sports, and a member of the International Association of Athletics Federations and European Athletics. The association was founded on 1 May 1896 as Norsk Idrætsforbund. Until the formation of Norges Orienteringsforbund
Norges Orienteringsforbund
in 1945, NFIF also organized orienteering.[1][2] References[edit]^ Bryhn, Rolf. "Norges Fri-idrettsforbund". Store norske leksikon
Store norske leksikon
(in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 10 April 2011.  ^ "Organisasjon" (in Norwegian). Norges Friidrettsforbund
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10,000 Metres
The 10,000 metres
10,000 metres
or 10,000-meter run is a common long-distance track running event. The event is part of the athletics programme at the Olympic Games
Olympic Games
and the World Championships in Athletics
World Championships in Athletics
and is common at championship level events. The race consists of 25 laps around an Olympic-sized track. It is less commonly held at track and field meetings, due to its duration. The 10,000 metres
10,000 metres
track race is usually distinguished from its road running counterpart, the 10K run, by its reference to the distance in metres rather than kilometres. The 10,000 metres
10,000 metres
is the longest standard track event. The international distance is equal to approximately 6.2137 miles (or, approximately 32,808.4 feet)
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5000 Metres
The 5000 metres
5000 metres
or 5000-meter run (approximately 3.1 mi or 16,404 ft) is a common long-distance running event in track and field. It is one of the track events in the Olympic Games and the World Championships in Athletics, run over 12.5 laps of a standard track. The same distance in road running is called a 5K run. The 5000 m has been present on the Olympic programme since 1912 for men and since 1996 for women. Prior to 1996, women had competed in an Olympic 3000 metres
3000 metres
race since 1984. The 5000 m has been held at each of the World Championships in Athletics
World Championships in Athletics
in men's competition and since 1995 in women's. The event is almost the same length as the dolichos race held at the Ancient Olympic Games, introduced in 720 BCE
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Lensvik
Lensvik
Lensvik
is a village in Agdenes
Agdenes
municipality in Trøndelag
Trøndelag
county, Norway. The village is located on the western shore of the Trondheimsfjorden, just north of the village of Selbekken, the administrative centre of Agdenes
Agdenes
municipality. Lensvik
Lensvik
is the site of Lensvik
Lensvik
Church, and it lies about 7.5 kilometres (4.7 mi) north of the village of Ingdalen. The lake Øyangsvatnet
Øyangsvatnet
is located about 6.5 kilometres (4.0 mi) to the west of Lensvik.[2] Attractions[edit] Lensvik
Lensvik
is often called the strawberry capital of Norway. The strawberries are sought after as far as the United States
United States
and France.[citation needed] The strawberry season runs from July to August
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Sweden At The 1932 Winter Olympics
Athletes from Sweden
Sweden
competed in the 1932 Winter Olympics
1932 Winter Olympics
in Lake Placid, United States.Contents1 Medalists 2 Cross-country skiing 3 Figure skating 4 Nordic combined 5 Ski jumping 6 Speed skating 7 ReferencesMedalists[edit]Medal Name Spor
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FIS Nordic World Ski Championships
The FIS Nordic World Ski Championships
FIS Nordic World Ski Championships
have been held in various numbers and types of events since 1925 for men and since 1954 for women. Championship events include nordic skiing's three disciplines: cross-country skiing, ski jumping, and nordic combined (the latter being a combination sport consisting of both cross-country and ski jumping). From 1924 to 1939, the World Championships were held every year, including the Winter Olympics. After World War II, the World Championships were held every four years from 1950 to 1982. Since 1985, the World Championships have been held in odd-numbered years.Contents1 Historical notes 2 List of championships 3 Medalists by sport 4 Medal table 5 Multiple medalists 6 See also 7 References 8 External linksHistorical notes[edit]In the years 1925–1927, the FIS referred to these events as Rendezvous races
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Norway At The 1928 Winter Olympics
Norway
Norway
competed at the 1928 Winter Olympics
1928 Winter Olympics
in St. Moritz, Switzerland
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Winter Olympics
The Winter Olympic Games
Olympic Games
(French: Jeux olympiques d'hiver)[nb 1] is a major international sporting event held once every four years for sports practised on snow and ice. The first Winter Olympics, the 1924 Winter Olympics, were held in Chamonix, France. The modern Olympic games were inspired by the ancient Olympic Games, which were held in Olympia, Greece, from the 8th century BC to the 4th century AD. Baron Pierre de Coubertin
Pierre de Coubertin
founded the International Olympic Committee
International Olympic Committee
(IOC) in 1894, leading to the first modern Summer Games in Athens, Greece in 1896
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