Norway at the
1968 Winter Olympics
IOC codeNOR
NOCNorwegian Olympic Committee and Confederation of Sports
Websitewww.idrett.no (in Norwegian)
in Grenoble
Competitors65 (54 men, 11 women) in 8 sports
Flag bearerBjørn Wirkola (Ski jumping)
Medals
Ranked 1st
Gold
6
Silver
6
Bronze
2
Total
14
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)

Norway competed at the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble, France.

Medalists

Medal Name Sport Event
 Gold Magnar Solberg Biathlon Men's 20 km
 Gold Harald Grønningen Cross-country skiing Men's 15 km
 Gold Ole Ellefsæter Cross-country skiing Men's 50 km
 Gold Odd Martinsen
Pål Tyldum
Harald Grønningen
Ole Ellefsæter
Cross-country skiing Men's 4 × 10 km relay
 Gold Babben Enger Damon
Inger Aufles
Berit Mørdre Lammedal
Cross-country skiing Women's 3 x 5 km relay
 Gold Fred Anton Maier Speed skating Men's 5000m
 Silver Ola Wærhaug
Olav Jordet
Magnar Solberg
Jon Istad
Biathlon Men's 4 x 7.5 km relay
 Silver Odd Martinsen Cross-country skiing Men's 30 km
 Silver Berit Mørdre Lammedal Cross-country skiing Women's 10 km
 Silver Magne Thomassen Speed skating Men's 500m
 Silver Ivar Eriksen Speed skating Men's 1500m
 Silver Fred Anton Maier Speed skating Men's 10,000m
 Bronze Inger Aufles Cross-country skiing Women's 10 km
 Bronze Lars Grini Ski jumping Men's large hill

Alpine skiing

Main article: Alpine skiing at the 1968 Winter Olympics

Men
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Otto Tschudi Downhill DNF
Lasse Hamre 2:06.93 34
Jon Terje Øverland 2:05.34 23
Bjarne Strand 2:03.20 17
Otto Tschudi Giant Slalom DNF DNF
Bjarne Strand 1:49.69 33 1:51.48 32 3:41.17 29
Jon Terje Øverland 1:49.30 32 1:50.27 18 3:39.57 25
Håkon Mjøen 1:47.63 23 1:50.71 21 3:38.34 19
Men's slalom
Athlete Heat 1 Heat 2 Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time 1 Rank Time 2 Rank Total Rank
Håkon Mjøen 52.36 1 QF 49.91 9 DSQ DSQ
Bjarne Strand 54.18 1 QF 51.69 21 55.69 24 1:47.38 22
Jon Terje Øverland 51.93 2 QF 51.51 18 53.37 22 1:44.88 17
Lasse Hamre 53.33 2 QF 51.84 23 52.31 18 1:44.15 14
Women
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Aud Hvammen Giant Slalom 2:01.30 28
Aud Hvammen Slalom DSQ DSQ
Dikke Eger-Bergmann 43.50 15 DNF DNF

Biathlon

Main article: Biathlon at the 1968 Winter Olympics

Men
Event Athlete Time Penalties Adjusted time 1 Rank
20 km Ragnar Tveiten 1'16:17.4 11 1'27:17.4 26
Ola Wærhaug 1'19:12.9 3 1'22:12.9 13
Jon Istad 1'19:43.1 2 1'21:43.1 11
Magnar Solberg 1'13:45.9 0 1'13:45.9 1st place, gold medalist(s)
1 One minute added per close miss (a hit in the outer ring), two minutes added per complete miss.
Men's 4 x 7.5 km relay
Athletes Race
Misses 2 Time Rank
Ola Wærhaug
Olav Jordet
Magnar Solberg
Jon Istad
5 2'14:50.2 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
2 A penalty loop of 200 metres had to be skied per missed target.

Cross-country skiing

Main article: Cross-country skiing at the 1968 Winter Olympics

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
15 km Reidar Hjermstad 50:25.7 17
Odd Martinsen 48:59.3 8
Pål Tyldum 48:42.0 7
Harald Grønningen 47:54.2 1st place, gold medalist(s)
30 km Gjermund Eggen 1'43:29.6 34
Harald Grønningen 1'38:26.7 13
Lorns Skjemstad 1'37:53.4 11
Odd Martinsen 1'36:28.9 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
50 km Odd Martinsen 2'33:51.4 18
Reidar Hjermstad 2'31:01.8 8
Pål Tyldum 2'29:26.7 4
Ole Ellefsæter 2'28:45.8 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Men's 4 × 10 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Odd Martinsen
Pål Tyldum
Harald Grønningen
Ole Ellefsæter
2'08:33.5 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Women
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
5 km Tone Dahle 18:09.1 28
Babben Enger-Damon 17:43.3 21
Berit Mørdre-Lammedal 17:11.9 10
Inger Aufles 16:58.1 7
10 km Katharina Mo-Berge 39:35.4 17
Babben Enger-Damon 38:54.4 8
Inger Aufles 37:59.9 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Berit Mørdre-Lammedal 37:54.6 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Women's 3 x 5 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Inger Aufles
Babben Enger-Damon
Berit Mørdre-Lammedal
57:30.0 1st place, gold medalist(s)

Ice hockey

Main article: Ice hockey at the 1968 Winter Olympics

First Round

East Germany East Germany - Norway Norway 3:1 (2:1, 1:0, 0:0)
Goalscorers: Joachim Ziesche, Lothar Fuchs, Peter Prusa - Odd Syversen.

Consolation Round

Teams in this group play for 9th-14th places.

Rank Team Pld W L T GF GA Pts
9  Yugoslavia 5 5 0 0 33 9 10
10  Japan 5 4 1 0 27 12 8
11  Norway 5 3 2 0 15 15 6
12  Romania 5 2 3 0 22 23 4
13  Austria 5 1 4 0 12 27 2
14  France 5 0 5 0 9 32 0

Norway Norway – France France 4:1 (1:1, 2:0, 1:0)
Goalscorers: Hagensen, Smefjell, Dalsören, Mikkelsen – Liberman.

Japan Japan – Norway Norway 4:0 (2:0, 2:0, 0:0)
Goalscorers: Okajima 2, Ebina, Araki.

Norway Norway – Austria Austria 5:4 (3:1, 2:1, 0:2)
Goalscorers: Dalsören 2, Bjölbak, Olsen, Hansen – Schupp 2, Weingärtner, St. John.

Norway Norway – Romania Romania 4:3 (2:2, 1:1, 1:0)
Goalscorers: Bergeid, Olsen, Syversen, Mikkelsen – Pana, Iuliu Szabo, Czaka.

Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia – Norway Norway 3:2 (1:1, 0:0, 2:1)
Goalscorers: Hiti, Franz Smolej, Ivo Jan - Dalsören, Bjölbak.

Contestants

Luge

Main article: Luge at the 1968 Winter Olympics

Men
Athlete Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Rolf Greger Strøm 59.04 22 59.28 21 58.67 15 2:56.99 19
Jan-Axel Strøm 58.84 18 59.26 20 59.04 20 2:57.14 21

Nordic combined

Main article: Nordic combined at the 1968 Winter Olympics

Events:

Athlete Event Ski Jumping Cross-country Total
Distance 1 Distance 2 Points Rank Time Points Rank Points Rank
Kåre Olav Berg Individual 69.0 70.0 204.4 15 53:57.8 171.20 34 375.60 28
Gjert Andersen 72.5 72.5 221.2 7 1'00:28.3 102.49 41 323.69 40
Mikkel Dobloug 69.0 68.0 192.4 26 51:55.8 194.82 21 391.90 19
Markus Svendsen 71.0 72.0 210.8 12 54:19.4 167.05 35 377.85 27

Ski jumping

Main article: Ski jumping at the 1968 Winter Olympics

Athlete Event Jump 1 Jump 2 Total
Distance Points Distance Points Points Rank
Jan Olaf Roaldset Normal hill 73.0 99.6 73.0 98.1 197.7 21
Jo Inge Bjørnebye 73.5 101.4 67.0 89.0 190.4 31
Lars Grini 74.5 104.5 73.0 101.6 206.1 13
Bjørn Wirkola 76.5 108.7 72.5 103.3 212.0 4
Bjørn Wirkola Large hill 93.0 102.1 87.0 87.2 189.3 23
Bent Tomtum 98.5 108.3 95.0 103.9 212.2 5
Jan Olaf Roaldset 100.5 109.6 91.5 93.0 202.6 13
Lars Grini 99.0 111.5 93.5 102.8 214.3 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)

Speed skating

Main article: Speed skating at the 1968 Winter Olympics

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Johan Lind 42.3 29
Roar Grønvold 41.1 13
Arne Herjuaune 40.7 5
Magne Thomassen 40.5 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
1500 m Svein-Erik Stiansen 2:05.5 7
Bjørn Tveter 2:05.2 5
Magne Thomassen 2:05.1 4
Ivar Eriksen 2:05.0 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
5000 m Svein-Erik Stiansen 7:39.6 12
Per Willy Guttormsen 7:27.8 4
Fred Anton Maier 7:22.4 WR 1st place, gold medalist(s)
10,000 m Magne Thomassen 15:44.9 7
Per Willy Guttormsen 15:32.6 4
Fred Anton Maier 15:23.9 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Women
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Lisbeth Korsmo-Berg 47.0 11
Kirsti Biermann 46.8 8
Sigrid Sundby-Dybedahl 46.7 6
1000 m Lisbeth Korsmo-Berg 1:36.8 13
Kirsti Biermann 1:35.0 9
Sigrid Sundby-Dybedahl 1:34.5 6
1500 m Lisbeth Korsmo-Berg 2:30.7 17
Kari Kåring 2:29.9 14
Sigrid Sundby-Dybedahl 2:25.2 4
3000 m Kari Kåring 5:20.6 17
Lisbeth Korsmo-Berg 5:19.6 16
Sigrid Sundby-Dybedahl 5:13.3 9

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