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Vegard Ulvang

Won six Olympic and eight World Championship medals.

2017-01-2609:48 Mona Lisa Skipnes

Vegard Ulvang, born in 1963, is a former cross country skier from Kirkenes. He won six Olympic and eight World Championship medals – a total of five gold, four silver, and five bronze.

Ulvang won the World Cup once and had a total of 9 race wins. Ulvang was awarded The King’s Cup in 1989, the Holmenkollen Medal in 1991, and the Sports Journalists’ Statuette in 1992. During the opening ceremony of the Olympics in Lillehammer in 1994 he took the Olympic oath.

After his active career ended in 1997, Ulvang launched a company in sportswear. In 2006 he became chairman of the Cross Country Committee of the International Ski Federation FIS.

When Barents Winter Games takes place in Luleå 16-18 March 2018, more than 1000 young athletes from Sweden, Norway, Finland and Russia will compete in 15 different sports, including three parasports.