January 19

Heir to Norway’s throne watches its kings of Olympic skiing

first_imgPhivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano “We were supposed to see super-G today,” Crown Prince Haakon told The Associated Press minutes after joining a jubilant victory photograph with the winning team. “It’s been a good race, a good day.”The original plan made sense. Certainly before the Alpine schedule was blown off course by fierce winds at the blustery Pyeongchang Games. The men’s super-G was originally scheduled for Thursday and it is an event Norway dominates — four straight Olympic titles, including gold for Svindal in 2010.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkWhen Jansrud won super-G four years ago, Prime Minister Erna Solberg was at the course in Russia to watch.In downhill, however, Norway had never won, and took silver at four of the past six Winter Games. There would have been no royal presence had downhill been raced last Sunday as intended.“They changed the program,” the crown prince said. “But we were very happy today. It’s really quite impressive that they’re able to perform at their very best in the Olympics when the stakes are highest.”Svindal’s second career Olympic gold medal was also his fourth medal in total. He and close friend Jansrud also shared a podium when taking bronze and silver, respectively, in giant slalom at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.Jansrud also now has four career Olympic medals, including bronze in the 2014 Sochi Olympic downhill.Crown Prince Haakon said the popular racers were “very nice guys” who were “very good at building teams.”ADVERTISEMENT How Abdul-Jabbar became Kareem and decided to talk about it It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson View comments MOST READ LATEST STORIES Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Tsukii seizes kumite Gold, focuses on making Olympics next PLAY LIST 01:24Tsukii seizes kumite Gold, focuses on making Olympics next06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “They are able to also carry others, the kids coming behind them look up to them,” the 44-year-old prince said.Can the royal visit extend to super-G on Friday, where more Norwegian medals are expected?“No,” he said, “unfortunately not.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Crown Prince Haakon of Norway, center, poses for photos flanked by Norway’s Aksel Lund Svindal, gold, left and Norway’s Kjetil Jansrud, silver, right, for the men’s downhill at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Jeongseon, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)JEONGSEON, South Korea — Inadvertently, the Crown Prince of Norway picked a good day to head up the mountain to watch Alpine skiing.The heir to the throne was in attendance Thursday when Norwegian teammates Aksel Lund Svindal and Kjetil Jansrud took gold and silver in the men’s downhill — one of the marquee events at the Winter Olympics.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hourslast_img read more