Sunday, August 24, 2008

OLYMPICS | More Pictures on the Norwegian Team

I was wrong. I couldn't spend the whole day packing my room, so I watched the Olympics handball finals on my laptop again. Then I started surfing the net for more pictures of the Norwegian team.

So, yes, there's more.

Women's Handball is not a sport for the delicate.

Just found this picture, where Katja lifts Russian player Polenova off the ground during defense. I replayed that scene many times and it still makes me laugh.

Group hug. Because the Olympics is all about the hugging.

A little note: Marit Breivik, coach for the Norwegian national team, is the only female coach for Women's Handball in the Beijing Olympics. She has been with the Norwegian team for the past 10 years. For the World Championship, her team took the title in 1999 and second place in 2007 (I believe they lost to Russia. This Olympics victory is sweet revenge) The girls are also champions of the European Women's Handball Championships in 1998, 2004 and 2006.

Coach Breivik (left), with Katja Nyberg

Love you, Coach.

Norwegian Captain Gro Hammerseng (center), blissed out and beautiful.

Fooling around.

The champions, looking less sweaty.

Why is Gro wearing a big T-shirt?

1 comment:

Carl V. Anderson said...

I've never really watched the sport, but your pictures make it look like a rough but fun sport. Of course maybe that is because I am imagine playing it with the girls! :)