Thore Johannes Wålberg (born August 19, 1953) is a Norwegian ice hockey player. He was born in Oslo, Norway and represented the club IF Frisk Asker. He played for the Norwegian national ice hockey team, and participated at the Winter Olympics in 1972 and 1980.
Ice hockey is a contact team sport played on ice, usually in a rink, in which two teams of skaters use their sticks to shoot a vulcanized rubber puck into their opponent's net to score points. The sport is known to be fast-paced and physical, with teams usually consisting of six players each: one goaltender, and five players who skate up and down the ice trying to take the puck and score a goal against the opposing team.
Oslo is the capital and most populous city of Norway. It constitutes both a county and a municipality. Founded in the year 1040 as Ánslo, and established as a kaupstad or trading place in 1048 by Harald Hardrada, the city was elevated to a bishopric in 1070 and a capital under Haakon V of Norway around 1300. Personal unions with Denmark from 1397 to 1523 and again from 1536 to 1814 reduced its influence, and with Sweden from 1814 to 1905 it functioned as a co-official capital. After being destroyed by a fire in 1624, during the reign of King Christian IV, a new city was built closer to Akershus Fortress and named Christiania in the king's honour. It was established as a municipality (formannskapsdistrikt) on 1 January 1838. The city's name was spelled Kristiania between 1877 and 1897 by state and municipal authorities. In 1925 the city was renamed Oslo.
Norway, officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a Nordic country in Northwestern Europe whose territory comprises the western and northernmost portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula; the remote island of Jan Mayen and the archipelago of Svalbard are also part of the Kingdom of Norway. The Antarctic Peter I Island and the sub-Antarctic Bouvet Island are dependent territories and thus not considered part of the kingdom. Norway also lays claim to a section of Antarctica known as Queen Maud Land.
Tore Vikingstad is a retired Norwegian professional ice hockey player.
The Norwegian men's national ice hockey team is the national ice hockey team from Norway that participates at the IIHF World Championships. The team is governed by the Norwegian Ice Hockey Association and is coached by Petter Thoresen.
Timothy Lee Walberg is an American politician and former pastor. A Republican, he has served as the U.S. Representative for Michigan's 7th congressional district since 2011. He previously represented the district from 2007-09.
Norway competed at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, United States.
Svein-Erik Edvartsen is a Norwegian football referee and sports management professional.
Per-Åge Skrøder is a Norwegian former ice hockey player, who last played for Modo in the HockeyAllsvenskan (Allsv).
John E. Lilley is a retired American professional ice hockey player. After graduating from Cushing Academy, where he set a new scoring record, he played college hockey for Boston University. Drafted 140th overall by the Winnipeg Jets in the 1990 NHL Entry Draft he went on to play 23 games in the National Hockey League for the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, scoring 3 goals and 8 assists for 11 points and collecting 13 penalty minutes. He spent 3 seasons in Germany's Deutsche Eishockey Liga playing for Düsseldorfer EG, the Kassel Huskies and the Schwenninger Wild Wings. Lilley was on the US hockey team at the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway and played in the 1994 International Ice Hockey Federation Men's World Championship in Milan, Italy. He ended his career with the Long Beach Ice Dogs. He is currently a scout for the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Thore Aksel Nistad is a Norwegian politician for the Progress Party.
Mathis Olimb is a Norwegian professional ice hockey forward, currently under contract with Skellefteå AIK of Sweden. He is the older brother of fellow Norwegian international Ken André Olimb.
The Norwegian Ice Hockey Association, or Norges Ishockeyforbund (NIHF) in Norwegian, is the governing body of all ice hockey, sledge hockey and in-line hockey in Norway.
Events in the year 1980 in Norway.
Tommy Jakobsen is a retired Norwegian ice hockey defenceman.
Kristian Forsberg is a Norwegian professional ice hockey player, currently playing for Stavanger Oilers of the Norwegian GET-league.
Christian August Thoring was a Norwegian politician for the Labour Party. He was a failed candidate for the position as Rogaland's county mayor, and deputy county mayor, several times. He was also known as board chairman of Kommunal Landspensjonskasse and Rogalands Avis.
Rolf Einar Pedersen is a Norwegian ice sledge hockey player.
The World Para Ice Hockey Championships, known before 30 November 2016 as the IPC Ice Sledge Hockey World Championships, are the world championships for Para ice hockey, formerly known as ice sledge hockey. They are organised by the International Paralympic Committee through its World Para Ice Hockey subcommittee.
Kongsvinger Knights is a Norwegian ice hockey team based in Kongsvinger, Norway. The senior teams play in 1. divisjon.
Walberg is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:
Tage Pettersen is a Norwegian politician. He was elected representative to the Storting for the period 2017–2021 for the Conservative Party.
Tore Johannessen was a Norwegian ice hockey referee and sports administrator. As a referee, he officated at both the Ice Hockey World Championships, and the Winter Olympic Games, and later served as president of the Norwegian Ice Hockey Association. His career was recognized by induction into the IIHF Hall of Fame as a builder in ice hockey, and he received the Norwegian King's Medal of Merit.
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