12 décembre 2010

Heia Norge! (#2)

And the second part of the day was spent in ... the Håkons Hall! Not so many Norwegian people, at least at the beginning: First game: France-Nederlands (23-21) ! Defense: Attack !!! Hungary - Ukraine (26-25): ... hum ... attack ... ? Support! Pray ... And last but not least, Norway-Sweden !!! Many supporters, and among them: His Majesty King Harald ! (about 10 rows above us) Start of the game: Doubt: Hopes: Doubt: And the... [Lire la suite]

12 décembre 2010

Lillehammer, ut!

... in the mountains! First game that day was at 16h15, so we had plenty of time to go out for a gentle walk. Still dreaming about the perfect wooden house :-) : Not bad ... However, Håkons Hall was probably a bit too big ...    We finally arrive to "our" field, as it was easy to follow our ski tracks from the previous day ;-) And of course, tremplins were as impressive as the first time: Reaching the Olympic flamme, for real! And after some climbing ... (about a 1000 steps): ... [Lire la suite]
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11 décembre 2010

Lillehammer, break day ...

No games today, and a perfect wheather to visit Lillehammer ... its steep streets: ... its beautiful and huge (wooden) houses: ... and its Julemarked, glogg&peperkakker :-) City center: Hum ... And after so many reminders of the great cross-country race, which starts from Lillehammer, and ends close to Oslo: Well ... ... of course we went skiing! The skiing loop was however not perfectly prepared, so we ended up crossing wild fields: ... to finally reach the Olympic... [Lire la suite]
10 décembre 2010

Heia Norge! (#1)

We left Trondheim this morning, to enjoy first a 6 hours drive through Norwegian snow and mountains. Superb! Final arrival to Lillehammer at 16h55, we needed 30 min to climb to our accomodation, 15 min to catch some breath afterwards, and then it was time to enter the arena ... Not exactly the same entrance though ;-) We prefered to use the photographers' one: Well well well ... the first game was France-Slovenia, and, unfortunately, that was not so exciting. France had what it takes, but played with no glory :-( Final... [Lire la suite]
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08 décembre 2010

Women European Handball Championship !

From Friday, we will be in Lillehammer, to support France (maybe) and Norway (for sure)! More info to come ... in the meantime, wear red :-)
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13 septembre 2010

Lillehammer & sport

Yes, again another conference trip in a nice location :-) And that was the perfect opportunity to visit the olympic city as a VIP :-) Being kind of "into sports", the jumping area + the excellent Norwegian Olympic Museum were incredibly interesting. And not to forget work wood, Håkons Hall, THE arena center in Lillehammer was an of course the place to visit (including the VIP area, oh yeah ...) The usual open air museum, Maihaugen, was of course worth the visit: ... and even presented... [Lire la suite]
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