Thorleif Vangen

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Thorleif Birger Vangen (11 September 1920 1 March 1996) was a Norwegian skier from Kongsvinger. He competed in cross-country skiing at the 1948 Winter Olympics. [1] He was Norwegian champion in 18 km in 1948, in 30 km in 1946 and 1947, and in 50 km in 1946. [2]

Kongsvinger Municipality in Hedmark, Norway

Kongsvinger  is a town and is a municipality in Hedmark county, Norway. It is part of the traditional region of Glåmdal. The administrative centre of the municipality is the town of Kongsvinger.

Cross-country skiing form of snow skiing

Cross-country skiing is a form of skiing where skiers rely on their own locomotion to move across snow-covered terrain, rather than using ski lifts or other forms of assistance. Cross-country skiing is widely practiced as a sport and recreational activity; however, some still use it as a means of transportation. Variants of cross-country skiing are adapted to a range of terrain which spans unimproved, sometimes mountainous terrain to groomed courses that are specifically designed for the sport.

1948 Winter Olympics 5th edition of Winter Olympics, held in Sankt Moritz (Switzerland) in 1948

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Thorleif Olsen was a Norwegian football player. He was born in Kristiania, and played for the sports club Vålerengens IF. He played for the Norwegian national team at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki. He was capped 34 times for Norway between 1950 and 1955.

Vangen may refer to:


  1. "Thorleif Vangen". SR/Olympic Sports. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 4 April 2011.
  2. Schanke, Tom A (2007). Norsk Idrettsleksikon (in Norwegian). Aller Forlag. pp. 90–91. ISBN   978-82-8156-044-4.