16-year-old prodigy Martin Odegaard nears fulfilling his Real Madrid dream
16-year-old prodigy Martin Odegaard nears fulfilling his Real Madrid dream

Martin Odegaard has been touted as the next big thing in football. And on Wednesday, the 16-year-old will get to sit on the Real Madrid bench when the Spanish giants host Almaria. It will serve as a big step in the Norwegian prodigy's progression in the Real ranks, which certainly boast of a ensemble of Galaticos.

Caroline Martens aims high after going to hell and back
Caroline Martens aims high after going to hell and back

If ever a golfer deserved to triumph in the face of morale-crushing adversity it is surely Ladies European Tour professional Caroline Martens.

I'll think about World Chess Championship next year: Viswanathan Anand
I'll think about World Chess Championship next year: Viswanathan Anand

With the World Chess Championship slated for 2016, five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand on Friday said he will start thinking about the Candidates tournament only next year.

Norwegian prodigy Martin Oedagaard keeps European giants on tenterhooks
Norwegian prodigy Martin Oedagaard keeps European giants on tenterhooks

Norwegian prodigy Martin Odagaard, one of the most hunted players in Europe`s winter transfer market, is keeping potential suitors hanging on his every word and every pass.

Norwegian detained after returning from Syria

 Norwegian police took into detention a 23-year-old from his home in the city of Fredrikstad after he returned from Syria with gunshot wounds.

Norway government rejects 2022 Winter Olympics

The Norwegian government rejected Oslo's bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics on Wednesday amid financial concerns, meaning the candidacy will almost certainly be dropped.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer steps down as Cardiff manager
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer steps down as Cardiff manager

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has stepped down as manager of English second-tier side Cardiff City after nine months in the job, the Championship club announced on Thursday.

Norway`s Kristoff wins 15th stage of Tour de France

Alexander Kristoff gained his second victory of the Tour de France on Sunday as he came home first on the 222km 15th stage from Tallard to Nimes.

Illness forces Norwegian great Hushovd to retire

Norwegian cycling legend and former world champion Thor Hushovd announced on Friday he will quit the sport after the world championships in September.

Hole-in-one Hedwall leads Australian Open

Caroline Hedwall fired a hole-in-one on Friday as she established a one-shot lead at the Women`s Australian Open and raised hopes of her first LPGA victory.

Norwegians race for bereaved compatriot

Norwegian cross-country medallists Marit Bjoergen and Heidi Weng said they raced on Saturday for the family of bereaved teammate Astrid Uhrenholdt Jacobsen, whose brother died on the eve of the Sochi Games.

Bjoerndalen equals all-time winter medal record

Norwegian biathlete Ole Einar Bjoerndalen made a mockery of his 40 years on Saturday to equal the record for Winter Olympic medals when victory in the sprint in Sochi took him to 12 for his career.

Nordic ships head to Syria for delayed chemical shipment

Danish and Norwegian vessels left the Cypriot port of Limassol Friday and headed towards Syria to escort a delayed shipment of chemical weapons for destruction, a spokesman said.

Tamil poet arrested in Lanka for visa violation

Norwegian Tamil poet and actor VIS Jeyapalan has been arrested in Sri Lanka for violating visa regulations.

Anand draws seventh game; Carlsen remains two points ahead

Defending champion Viswanathan Anand could not break through the defenses of challenger Magnus Carlsen and had to be content with a draw in the seventh game of the World Chess Championship on Monday.

Viswanathan Anand aims for turnaround after rest day

The crown slipping away from his hands, defending champion Viswanathan Anand will have to pull himself together and produce a couple of sterling efforts to come back in the World Chess Championship match against Norwegian Magnus Carlsen.

Norwegian investigated for Kenya attack

Norwegian authorities say they are investigating a Norwegian citizen of Somali origin who is suspected of involvement in the terror attack on a mall in Kenya last month.

Former Norwegian minister calls for probe into human rights abuses in Sri Lanka

A former Norwegian minister who once played a key role in brokering peace between the Sri Lankan government and Tamil Tiger rebels on Monday called for an international investigation into alleged human rights abuses in Sri Lanka.

Al Qaeda trains Norwegian to attack

European officials say a Norwegian has received terrorist training from al Qaeda`s offshoot in Yemen and is awaiting orders to attack the West.

Norwegian UN worker kidnapped in Yemen

The UN worker was kidnapped in the capital Sana’a by armed tribesmen who transferred him to central Marib province.