Holmenkollen World Cup 2014

Last Saturday I got into the metro, well, actually I got into the "Holmenkollen Express"-Metro-Edition, surrounded by countless Norwegians (all having at least one form of flag on them, on their bags / clothes / faces / shoes...), and started my way up to the Holmenkollen-Stadium. During the train ride I was surprised to hear the Norwegian national anthem through the loudspeakers of the metro. 20 minutes later I arrived at Holmenkollen and with A LOT of Norwegians began the short walk up to the stadium. It was amazing - the sun was out, the people were in a good mood and the ski jumpers ready to jump.

Not only did I see the ski jumpers, I also watched the 50 km cross country race. I had tickets for the tribune right next to the track - I could practically touch the skiers (I didn't dare to, though). It was great to see Norwegians being all excited about this world cup. Below are some pictures from the competition, on one you can even see the king (though it took me some time to figure out that it was him). After a total of 4 hours outside and seeing a lot of ski jumpers jump and cross country skiers cross country skiing I took the metro (crowded with Norwegians again) back home in need of a hot shower. It was a great experience and a lot of fun to see the world cup in Oslo.

Bine

Ski Jumper

Ski Jumper

Beautiful Sunny Saturday

Beautiful Sunny Saturday

getting rid of the snow from the shoes

getting rid of the snow from the shoes

Start!

Start!

Wush - there they go

Wush - there they go

The King!

The King!

Waffels!

Waffels!

 

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