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Lars Bergendahl
Lars Bergendahl
Lars Bergendahl
(January 30, 1909 – June 22, 1997) was a Norwegian cross-country skier who competed during the 1930s. He won several medals at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships. In 1937, Bergendahl earned golds in the 18 km cross country event and 4 x 10 km relay. In 1938, he earned a silver in the 4 x 10 km relay and a bronze in the 50 km Cross country event. In 1939, Bergendahl won the 50 km cross-country skiing event. Bergendahl won the men's 50 km at the Holmenkollen ski festival in 1940. Because of his successes, Bergendahl was awarded the Holmenkollen medal in 1939 (Shared with Sven Selånger
Sven Selånger
and Trygve Brodahl.). His uncle, Lauritz, won the medal in 1910. Bergendahl fought in the Norwegian Campaign
Norwegian Campaign
following the German invasion of Norway
Norway
in 1940
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Cross-country Skiing
Cross-country 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
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. Modern cross-country skiing is similar to the original form of skiing, from which all skiing disciplines evolved, including alpine skiing, ski jumping and Telemark skiing
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Norwegian Campaign
German victoryOccupation of Norway
Norway
by Nazi Germany Evacuation of the Norwegian government and royal family Establishment of the Norwegian Armed Forces
Norwegian Armed Forces
in exile Reichskommissariat NorwegenBelligerents Germany  Norway  United Kingdom  France Polish Armed Forces in the WestCommanders and leaders Nikolaus von Falkenhorst Kristian Laake (9–10 April) Otto Ruge (from 10 April) Lord CorkStrengthc. 100,000 7 divisions 1 Fallschirmjäger
Fallschirmjäger
battalion Total: c. 93,000 Norway: 6 divisions (c. 55,000 combatants involved in the fighting) Allies: c. 38,000Casualties and lossesOfficial German figures: 5,296 (1,317 killed on land, 2,375 lost at sea, 1,604 wounded) Material losses: 1 heavy cruiser 2 light cruisers 10 destroyers 6 U-boats 2 torpedo boats 15 light naval units 21 transports/merchant ships 90–240 aircraft Total: c
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Norway
Indigenous status:Sami[3]Minority status:[4]Jewish Traveller Forest Finn Romani KvenReligion LutheranDemonym Norwegian (Nordmann)Government Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy• MonarchHarald V• Prime MinisterErna Solberg• President of the StortingTone W. Trøen• Chief JusticeToril Marie ØieLegislature StortingHistory• State established prior unification872•  Norwegian Empire
Norwegian Empire
(Greatest indep
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International Ski Federation
The Fédération Internationale de Ski (FIS; English: International Ski Federation) is the world's highest governing body for international winter sports. Founded in 1924, it is responsible for the Olympic disciplines of Alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, ski jumping, Nordic combined, freestyle skiing and snowboarding
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Special
Special
Special
or specials may refer to:Contents1 Music 2 Film and television 3 Other uses 4 See alsoMusic[edit] Special
Special
(album), a 1992
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International Standard Book Number
"ISBN" redirects here. For other uses, see ISBN (other).International Standard Book
Book
NumberA 13-digit ISBN, 978-3-16-148410-0, as represented by an EAN-13 bar codeAcronym ISBNIntroduced 1970; 48 years ago (1970)Managing organisation International ISBN AgencyNo. of digits 13 (formerly 10)Check digit Weighted sumExample 978-3-16-148410-0Website www.isbn-international.orgThe International Standard Book
Book
Number (ISBN) is a unique[a][b] numeric commercial book identifier. Publishers purchase ISBNs from an affiliate of the International ISBN Agency.[1] An ISBN is assigned to each edition and variation (except reprintings) of a book. For example, an e-book, a paperback and a hardcover edition of the same book would each have a different ISBN. The ISBN is 13 digits long if assigned on or after 1 January 2007, and 10 digits long if assigned before 2007
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Norwegian Language
no – inclusive code Individual codes: nb – Bokmål nn – NynorskISO 639-2nor – inclusive code Individual codes: nob – Bokmål nno – NynorskISO 639-3 nor – inclusive code Individual codes: nob – Bokmål nno – NynorskGlottolog norw1258[2]Linguasphere 52-AAA-ba to -be; 52-AAA-cf to -cgAreas where Norwegian is spoken, including North Dakota
North Dakota
(where 0.4% of the population speaks Norwegian) and Minnesota
Minnesota
(0.1% of the population) (Data: U.S. Census 2000).This article contains IPA phonetic symbols. Without proper rendering support, you may see question marks, boxes, or other symbols instead of Unicode
Unicode
characters
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Operation Weserübung
German victoryOccupation of Denmark
Denmark
and NorwayBelligerents Germany Norway  Denmark   United Kingdom France Polish government-in-exileCommanders and leaders Nikolaus von Falkenhorst Leonhard Kaupisch Eduard Dietl Hans Ferdinand Geisler Alfred Saalwächter Kristian Laake Otto Ruge Carl Gustav Fleischer William Wain Prior Adrian Carton de Wiart Charles Tolver Paget Pierse Joseph MackesyStrength9 divisions 1 artillery battalion 1 motorized rifle brigade Total: 120,000Norway: 6 divi
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Ski Warfare
Ski warfare, the use of ski-equipped troops in war, is first recorded by the Danish historian Saxo Grammaticus
Saxo Grammaticus
in the 13th century.Contents1 History1.1 Napoleonic Wars 1.2 World War
War
I 1.3 World War
War
II2 Contemporary usage 3 Other information 4 See also 5 References 6 External linksHistory[edit] Napoleonic Wars[edit] Denmark-Norway
Denmark-Norway
(though only Norwegian) ski troops were used against Sweden
Sweden
during the 1807–1814 Napoleonic Wars. World War
War
I[edit] During WWI the Italian Army
Italian Army
raised 88 Alpini
Alpini
Battalions. Their purpose was to fight summer and winter in the highest regions of the Alpine Arch. Most of the battalions were dissolved after WWI
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FIS Nordic World Ski Championships
The FIS Nordic World Ski Championships
FIS Nordic World Ski Championships
have been held in various numbers and types of events since 1925 for men and since 1954 for women. Championship events include nordic skiing's three disciplines: cross-country skiing, ski jumping, and nordic combined (the latter being a combination sport consisting of both cross-country and ski jumping). From 1924 to 1939, the World Championships were held every year, including the Winter Olympics. After World War II, the World Championships were held every four years from 1950 to 1982. Since 1985, the World Championships have been held in odd-numbered years.Contents1 Historical notes 2 List of championships 3 Medalists by sport 4 Medal table 5 Multiple medalists 6 See also 7 References 8 External linksHistorical notes[edit]In the years 1925–1927, the FIS referred to these events as Rendezvous races
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Holmenkollen Ski Festival
The Holmenkollen
Holmenkollen
Ski Festival (Norwegian: Holmenkollen
Holmenkollen
skifestival or Holmenkollrennene) is a traditional annual Nordic skiing
Nordic skiing
event in Holmenkollen, Oslo, Norway. The full official name of the event is Holmenkollen
Holmenkollen
FIS World Cup Nordic. History[edit] It takes place in March and has been arranged every year since 1892, except for 1898 and during World War II
World War II
(1941–1945). The event is arranged by Skiforeningen
Skiforeningen
and takes place at Holmenkollen
Holmenkollen
National Arena and ski jumping hills Holmenkollbakken
Holmenkollbakken
and Midtstubakken
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Cross-country Skier
Cross-country 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
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. Modern cross-country skiing is similar to the original form of skiing, from which all skiing disciplines evolved, including alpine skiing, ski jumping and Telemark skiing
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Sven Selånger
Sven Selånger
Sven Selånger
(born Sven Ivan Eriksson, 19 March 1907 – 9 November 1992) was a Swedish Nordic skier. He competed at the 1928, 1932 and 1936 Olympics in the Nordic combined
Nordic combined
and ski jumping events and won a silver in the jumping in 1936. In 1932 he finished fourth in the jumping and fifth in the Nordic combined.[1][2] He was the Swedish Olympic flag bearer in 1932 and 1936.[3] Selånger won ski jumping bronze medals at the 1931, 1933, and 1934 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships
FIS Nordic World Ski Championships
and a gold medal in the 1933 nordic combined event. He won the Holmenkollen ski festival's ski jumping competition in 1939, the first non-Norwegian to do so. In 1939, Selånger became the first non-Norwegian to receive the Holmenkollen medal. He also won the Svenska Dagbladet Gold Medal in 1939.[1] Selånger was a bandy player in the 1920s
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Axel Teichmann
Axel Teichmann
Axel Teichmann
(born July 14, 1979 in Ebersdorf, today Saalburg-Ebersdorf, Thuringia) is a retired German cross-country skier.Contents1 Background 2 Career 3 World Cup results3.1 Season titles 3.2 Individual podiums 3.3 Team podiums4 Career successes 5 References 6 External linksBackground[edit] Teichmann started cross-country skiing at the age of ten. He completed his secondary education at Bad Lobenstein
Bad Lobenstein
and, from 1993, at Oberhof. Since graduation in 1998, he has been aided in his sporting career by the German armed forces as a military athlete
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Józef Łuszczek
Józef Łuszczek (born May 20, 1955 in Ząb) is a Polish former cross country skier who competed from 1978 to 1984
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