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.

Discrimination clause part of new Olympic city contracts
Discrimination clause part of new Olympic city contracts

A new clause aimed at ensuring the Olympics are free from any form discrimination will be included in future Games host city contracts after the Sochi 2014 Olympics were marred by a controversial Russian anti-gay propaganda law.

Beijing, Oslo, Almaty shortlisted for 2022 Olympic Games

Beijing, Oslo and Almaty will contest the race to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced on Monday.

Swede dies after jumping 600 metres from helicopter

A Swedish man died after he jumped from a helicopter above the North Sea while being taken to hospital in Norway, police said today.

Oslo imam attack case: Norwegian man of Pakistani origin arrested

A Norwegian man of Pakistani origin was arrested on Monday over the attempted murder of the imam of Oslo`s main mosque two weeks ago, police said.

Iran says could work with US in Iraq if nuclear talks succeed

A top Iranian official said on Wednesday that Tehran could consider working with the United States over the crisis in Iraq if talks on its nuclear programme are successful.

Oslo imam seriously wounded in axe attack

The imam of Oslo`s main mosque was recuperating in hospital on Tuesday after a masked assailant repeatedly hacked him with a small axe in the centre of the Norwegian capital, a report said.

Rolling Stones resume world tour after death of Jagger`s girlfriend

The Rolling Stones staged a high-energy concert in Oslo on Monday as the ever-youthful band resumed a world tour suspended in March after the death of Mick Jagger`s girlfriend, fashion designer L`Wren Scott.

Dalai Lama shrugs off Norway government snub

The Dalai Lama said today he held no grudges against Norway`s government after they decided not to meet him on his trip to Oslo in order to avoid further damaging already fragile relations with China.

Norway govt turns back on Dalai Lama to woo China

Norway said Friday that its government would not meet the Dalai Lama during his visit to Oslo in May, in a controversial decision aimed at warming up icy relations with China.

Krakow`s Olympic bid committee appoints new head

Krakow`s 2022 Winter Olympics bid committee Thursday appointed Warsaw`s deputy mayor as the new head after Jagna Marczulajtis-Walczak resigned amid a scandal last week.

Stockholm drops 2022 Winter Games bid

The Swedish capital Stockholm is dropping its bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, the mayor said Friday.

IOC sets up $10 million doping fund, wants more sports

The International Olympic Committee has set up a $10 million anti-doping fund to boost detection methods and will hold an extraordinary session next year to push through changes for sports at the Olympic Games, its president said on Saturday.

Norway, Denmark agree to transport Syria`s chemical weapons

Norway and Denmark will work together in transporting Syria`s chemical weapons for destruction, the Norwegian Foreign Ministry said Friday.

Norway rules out destroying Syrian chemical arms on its soil

Norway said on Friday it would not be able to accommodate a request from the United States to help destroy Syria`s chemical arsenal on its soil, saying the schedule was too tight.

Oslo hunts for two teen girls bound for Syria to `help` rebels

Oslo has launched a global hunt for two Norwegian teenage girls of Somali origin who have allegedly travelled to Syria to support the rebels in the war-torn country, police said on Monday.

Norwegian government resigns

Norwegian King Harald V on Monday accepted the resignation of the government led by Jens Stoltenberg.

Norway: Man detained for raising Syria money

A man has been detained in Oslo on suspicion of raising money for Syria which could have gone to a terrorist group, Norway`s domestic intelligence service said on Saturday.

Norway PM turns taxi driver to find `what people really think`

Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg revealed on Monday that he has gone undercover as a taxi driver for an afternoon, in a bid to find out voters` real concerns.

Oslo university rejects mass killer Breivik`s application

The University of Oslo says it has rejected convicted mass killer Anders Behring Breivik`s application for admission to its political science programme.