Norway

History

Norway made its first Summer Olympic appearance in 1900. The nation missed the next one, but returned in 1908 and has competed ever since, with the exception of 1980 where it participated in the United States led boycott. Norway sends a large delegation where the typical number can range from 50 to over 100 athletes. The athletes compete in a number of sports, including athletics, handball, sailing and shooting.

Norway won at least one medal in most Olympics it has competed in. The only times where they failed to win at least one medal was in 1932 and 1964. In total the nation has won around 152 medals across 18 sports, including figure skating when it was held at the Summer Olympics. Their most successful sports include shooting (32), sailing (31), athletics (20), rowing (16) and canoeing (14). The most successful summer athlete is sport shooter Otto Olsen whom won eight medals (4 golds, 3 silvers, 1 bronze) across the 1920 and 1924 Olympics. In 2016 Norway won four medals.

Qualified Quotas

Athletics

Men’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s 1500m Jakob Ingebrigtsen
Filip Ingebrigtsen
Men’s 5000m Jakob Ingebrigtsen
Filip Ingebrigtsen
Men’s 10000m Sondre Moen
Men’s 400m Hurdles Karsten Warholm
Men’s 50km Walk Havard Kaukenes
Men’s Pole Vault Sondre Guttormsen
Men’s Discus Throw Ola Stunes Isene
Men’s Hammer Throw Eivind Henriksen

Women’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s 5000m Karoline Grovdal
Women’s 400m Hurdles Amalie Iuel
Women’s 3000m Steeplechase Karoline Grovdal

Cycling

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Road Race Qualified Via Rankings
Women’s Road Race Qualified Via Rankings
Men’s Time Trial Qualified Via Rankings
Women’s Time Trial Qualified Via Rankings

Gymnastics

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Artistic Individual Events Sofus Heggemsnes
Women’s Artistic Individual Events Julie Erichsen

Rowing

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Single Sculls Kjetil Borch
Men’s Lightweight Double Sculls Kristoffer Brun
Are Strandli
Men’s Quadruple Sculls Martin Helseth
Erik Solbakken
Jan Oscar Helvig
Olaf Tufte

Sailing

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s RS:X Sebastian Wang-Hansen
Men’s Laser Hermann Tomasgaard
Women’s Laser Radial Line Flem Host
Men’s Finn Anders Pedersen
Women’s 49erFX Ragna Agerup
Maia Agerup

Shooting

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions
(1) (2)
Henrik Laresen
Simon Claussen
Women’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions
(1) (2)
Jeanette Duestad
Katrine Lund
Men’s Skeet Erik Watndal

Swimming

Men’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s 800m Freestyle Henrik Christiansen
Men’s 1500m Freestyle Henrik Christiansen