As medals pile up Norway worries: Are we winning too much?

As medals pile up Norway worries: Are we winning too much?

As medals pile up Norway worries: Are we winning too much?

Written by Nathasha De Alwis

26 Feb, 2018 | 7:26 pm

Passing their own expectations, Norway has been successful in performing great in the history of the Winter Games. Winning a total of 39 medals, 14 of them being gold they have crushed all comers including sports behemoths like Germany and the United States.

If this was to taken place anywhere in the world the countrymen would conduct street parties where strangers would high-five their country’s achievements until their hands hurt.

But in Norway, celebrations have been subdued. The most raucous it has gotten so far is a lot of joyful shouting at the television.

A TV sports commentator in Norway stated that they have always wanted to win, but modesty is a big part of the culture in Norway and Norwegians do not go out much.

No one in Norway expects a parade for returning athletes, even though the athletes bring home medals in cross-country, six in Biathlon, five in Ski Jumping, seven in Alpine Skiing and four in speed-skating.

 


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