Toralf Lyng

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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]

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  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
Succeeded by
Arild Smith-Kielland