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Thor Sverre Nilsen (born 5 October 1931) is a Norwegian competition rower. He competed in the 1952 Summer Olympics.
Rowing, sometimes referred to as crew in the United States, is a sport whose origins reach back to Ancient Egyptian times. It involves propelling a boat on water using oars. By pushing against the water with an oar, a force is generated to move the boat. The sport can be either recreational for enjoyment or fitness, or competitive, when athletes race against each other in boats. There are a number of different boat classes in which athletes compete, ranging from an individual shell to an eight-person shell with a coxswain.
The 1952 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XV Olympiad, were an international multi-sport event held in Helsinki, Finland, from July 19 to August 3, 1952.
Thor Kristensen was a member of Denmark's rowing team, the Gold Four, during the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. Along with Thomas Ebert, Stephan Mølvig, and Eskild Ebbesen, he won the gold medal in the Lightweight Four division.
Christl Franziska Antonia Cranz-Borchers was a German alpine ski racer. Cranz dominated international competition in the 1930s, winning twelve world championship titles between 1934 and 1939. At the 1936 Winter Olympics in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, she won the combined competition.
Elin Nilsen is a former Norwegian cross-country skier who competed from 1990 to 2004. She won three silver medals in the 4 × 5 km relay at the Winter Olympics. Her best individual Olympic finish was fourth in the 30 km event in both in 1992 and 1998.
Laila Schou Nilsen was a Norwegian speed skater, alpine skier and tennis player. She was one of the pioneers in Norwegian as well as international speed skating for women.
Norway competed at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, United States.
Norway competed at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Finland. 102 competitors, 96 men and 6 women, took part in 72 events in 14 sports. Earlier in the year, Norway had hosted the 1952 Winter Olympics in Oslo.
Jeanette Nilsen is a Norwegian team handball player and World Champion from 1999. She was born in Skien. She received a bronze medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney.
Einar Nilsen was a Norwegian boxer who competed in the 1920 Summer Olympics. He was born in Drammen and died in Lier.
Events in the year 1975 in Norway.
Stine Hofgaard Nilsen is a Norwegian alpine skier, born in Bergen. She competed at the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City in 2002.
Henry Nilsen is a Norwegian speed skater. He was born in Trondheim, and represented the club Kongsvinger IL. He competed at the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo.
Nils Nilsen is a Norwegian former ice hockey player. He was born in Oslo, Norway and played for the club IF Frisk Asker. He played for the Norwegian national ice hockey team at the 1980 Winter Olympics.
Tore Falch Nilsen was a Norwegian ice hockey player. He was born in Oslo and played for the club Hasle-Løren IL. He played for the Norwegian national ice hockey team at the 1980 Winter Olympics.
Birger Erling Nilsen was a Norwegian sport wrestler.
Oslo Atletklub is a Norwegian sports club from Oslo. It now only has a section for weightlifting.
Per Arne Nilsen is a Norwegian sailor. He was born in Mandal.
Simen Spieler Nilsen is a Norwegian speed skater.
Eðvarð Þór Eðvarðsson is an Icelandic swimmer. He competed in three events at the 1988 Summer Olympics.
Bjørn Nilsen was a Norwegian sprinter. He competed in the men's 100 metres at the 1956 Summer Olympics.
Birger Nilsen was an American gymnast. He competed in four events at the 1904 Summer Olympics.
The International Olympic Committee is a non-governmental sports organisation based in Lausanne, Switzerland. Created by Pierre de Coubertin and Demetrios Vikelas in 1894, it is the authority responsible for organising the modern Summer and Winter Olympic Games.
The Fédération Internationale des Sociétés d'Aviron (FISA) is the International Rowing Federation which is the governing body for international rowing. Its current president is Jean-Christophe Rolland who succeeded Denis Oswald at a ceremony held in Lucerne in July 2014.
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