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


Men’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s 50km Walk Havard Haukenes


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


Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions Henrik Laresen
Men’s Skeet Erik Watndal