Monday, February 3, 2014

All Eyes on the Olympics!

In the February issue of Viking, we talked with hockey player Henrik Ødegaard. The 25-year-old Norway native lives in the United States and plays defense for the Central Hockey League’s Missouri Mavericks.

We’re excited to announce that Ødegaard will compete at The Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, this month as a member of the Norwegian Olympic hockey team! Check out this video where he talks prepping for the Olympics.

Here, Ødegaard talked to us about the athletes he admires.

Viking: What athletes do you admire?
Ødegaard: In Norway, soccer and cross-country skiing are big sports. I like the world’s best soccer player, Francesco Meschi from Argentina. Norwegian cross-country skier Petter Northug is really famous where I am from.

For more on Norwegian athletes to watch at this year’s Olympic Games, see our cover story in the February issue of Viking.         

Are you excited for the Olympics? What are your favorite sports to watch?  

Anya Britzius is associate managing editor of Viking. She lives in Minneapolis, Minn., and enjoys baking, reading and keeping up on modern Norwegian trends.

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