This web site, launched in May 2002, was created by Anne-Gry Blikom and Eivind Molde from Oslo, Norway.
The Norwegian ski legend Sondre Norheim is a familiar name in all parts of the ski interested world. A lot of material about Sondre was published over the years – he is discussed in books, newspapers, magazines, TV specials, at web sites – and he is presented at ski museums.
Our goal with this site, is to present the most important information about Sondre and related material, in one place, concisely.
We want to tell briefly about his life, family, achievements, and show the places where he lived and is buried – as well as informing readers the way this famous skier from Telemark has been honoured even after his death.
This is also the place where the Olympic Torch events in Sondre’s home village Morgedal are presented in text and pictures.
Building the web site
The material which we
present at the site, is based on data from many sources. We have picked
information from several books, articles published on the web, a lot of
media reports such as newspaper articles and TV specials about Sondre,
from government sources, from material available at museums and material
published by ski historians.
We have received
pictures and other material from Hege Bjåland and Svein Brekke of
From Dakota we have been provided with pictures, articles and other material thanks to Frances Lovelace at the Norsk Høstfest – and Høstfest volunteers Craig Nansen and George and Jeanice Officer. Former officers and members of the Norway Lutheran Church south of Denbigh, Lillian and Myron Espeseth, have shared information from their personal files. Pam has been our contact person for all information out of North Dakota.
Thanks to all who have shared information and material with us and in other ways given us valuable input during this project.
And a special thanks to Kitty Peterson of Minot.
We hope you will find the Sondre site interesting! Please feel free to post your comments about Sondre and about this site in the Guestbook.
© 2002-2012 by Anne-Gry Blikom and Eivind Molde