Toralf Lyng

Last updated

Toralf Lyng (6 July 1909 – 29 October 2005) was a Norwegian sports official.

He was born in Voss as a son of judge Ulrik Fredrik Lange Lyng (1868–1948) and Marie Aars Kaurin (1870–1951). In December 1939 he married Grethe Jørgensen (1913–2001). [1] During the occupation of Norway by Nazi Germany he was imprisoned in Bredtveit concentration camp in January 1945, [2] and was also held at Victoria Terrasse. [1]

He was the secretary-general of the Association for the Promotion of Skiing from 1947 to 1957, head of the venue office of the 1952 Winter Olympics from 1949 to 1952, and secretary-general of the Norwegian Trekking Association from 1957 to 1977. [3] He was decorated as a Knight, First Class of the Order of St. Olav in 1969. [1] Lyng was also admitted into the exclusive skiing-based social club SK Ull in 1950, two years after the death of his father, who was also an Ull member. [4]

Related Research Articles

Gudmund Harlem was a Norwegian physician and politician for the Labour Party. He was the Norwegian Minister of Social Affairs from 1955 to 1961 and Norwegian Minister of Defence from 1961 to 1965. As a physician he spent most of his career at Statens Attføringsinstitutt, serving as director from 1970 to 1977. He was then a professor at the Norwegian Institute of Technology and director of NTNF. He was the father of former Norwegian Prime Minister Gro Harlem Brundtland and former Norwegian Minister of Justice Hanne Harlem.

Arne Sunde

Arne Toralf Sunde was a Norwegian politician, Olympic shooter and army officer. He is best known for his participation in the 1940 Norwegian Campaign, his participation in Nygaardsvold's Cabinet during its 1940–1945 exile in London and three years as a United Nations ambassador. Sunde was President of the United Nations Security Council in June 1949 and July 1950.

Jakob Vaage

Jakob Vaage was a Norwegian educator, author and historian. He served as secretary of the Association for the Promotion of Skiing and curator of the Holmenkollen Ski Museum.

Events in the year 1914 in Norway.

Johan Fredrik Gram was a Norwegian chemist.

Ingvald Smith-Kielland

Ingvald Marillus Emil Smith-Kielland was a Norwegian military officer, diplomat, sports official, and royal servant.

Werner Hosewinckel Christie was a Norwegian air force officer, who reached the rank of major general in the Royal Norwegian Air Force.

Johannes Andenæs

Johannes Bratt Andenæs, often shortened to Johs. Andenæs was a Norwegian jurist. He was a professor of jurisprudence at the University of Oslo from 1945 to 1982, and served as rector from 1970 to 1972.

Aake Anker Ording was a Norwegian civil servant and politician for Mot Dag and the Labour Party.

Øyvind Anker

Øyvind Anker was a Norwegian librarian.

Henrik Angell

Henrik August Angell was a Norwegian military officer, sportsman, and writer. He was a ski pioneer and the first Norwegian delegate to the International Olympic Committee.

Herman Løvenskiold was a Norwegian military officer and politician for the Conservative Party. He reached as far as chairing the Parliament's Standing Committee on the Military, but died during an important debate.

SK Ull

Skiklubben Ull was a Norwegian Nordic skiing club based in Oslo. Founded in 1883, Skiklubben Ull attracted several skilled sportsmen who between 1883 and 1891 won six Ladies' Cups and one King's Cup in national skiing events. The sporting facilities belonging the club were located in Vestre Aker, with the ski jumping hill Ullbakken near Frognerseteren being opened in 1884. The prestigious Husebyrennet was staged there once. Members of SK Ull were later instrumental in moving this prestigious contest to the hill Holmenkollbakken.

Andreas Brandrud Norwegian church historian

Andreas Brandrud was a Norwegian professor, theologian and church historian.

Ulrik Fredrik Lange Lyng (1868–1948) was a Norwegian judge.

Fritz R. Huitfeldt

Nicolay Fritz Reichwein Huitfeldt was a Norwegian sports official, writer and producer of skis and ski bindings.

Karl Roll

Karl Nikolai Roll was a Norwegian sports official, skier and military officer.

Johan Tidemann Sverre was a Norwegian military officer and sports official.

Alf Scott-Hansen was a Norwegian engineer and civil servant.

Bård Annar Poulsson was a Norwegian businessperson in the insurance industry.

References

  1. 1 2 3 Lauritzen, Per Roger. "Toralf Lyng". In Helle, Knut (ed.). Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 17 November 2011.
  2. Ottosen, Kristian, ed. (2004). Nordmenn i fangenskap 1940–1945 (in Norwegian) (2nd ed.). Oslo: Universitetsforlaget. p. 460. ISBN   82-15-00288-9.
  3. "Toralf Lyng". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 17 November 2011.
  4. Vaage, Jakob (1983). Skiklubben Ull 100 år 1883–1983 (in Norwegian). Oslo. pp. 7–9.
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Jakob Vaage
Secretary-general of the Association for the Promotion of Skiing
1947–1956
Succeeded by
Arild Smith-Kielland