Norway's most internationally known female athlete. She has won the New York Marathon nine times and the London Marathon two times. She also won seven national trophies (Kongepokaler) and many other awards. Today she is known as a driving force for exercise sports and female sports, both in Norway and abroad. Nils Aas made a statue of Grete Waitz outside the Bislett Stadium in Oslo.
Schou Nilsen was a very versatile athlete. Slalom, downhill skiing, tennis and rallying. She was awarded Egebergs Honorary Award in 1936 for her efforts in all these branches. 1936 was a big year in downhill for her.
The hotel's architect in 1894. At that time, the Dragon building had the name Holmenkollen Sanatorium. Other buildings in Oslo that bears his signature, are Uranienborg Church and Sagene fire station.
A great allround skater. Took three Olympic gold medals in Oslo 1952. Awarded many honors over the years including Egebergs Honorary Award in 1951 for biking and skating. He went on to be a popular entertainer after his sports career was over. He also published books of his long sports career.
One of the all time great skaters. Five allround World Cup gold medals, including his world record in 1500 meter (2.17.4) which stood for 17 years. He was also a professional for some time. Diving and cycling were among his many skills. Oslo Skøiteklubb created the Oscar statuette in 1958 to commemorate him.
The most important sculptor in Norway. His major work is, above all, the sculpture park in the Vigeland Park in Oslo, with the 17-meter tall monolith as his magnum opus. The park, 80 acres filled with sculptures, is now the largest tourist attraction in Oslo. Vigeland lived the last 20 years of his life in Oslo, where he had his studio. Today the old studio houses Vigeland Museum.
A Norwegian author and ski historian. He was the manager of the Ski Museum at Holmenkollen throughout 38 years until 1984. We can thank Jacob Vaage for establishing the Ski Museum. He received the Holmenkollen medal in 1984. Many people also remembers him as a distinguished lector at Ullern Gymnasium in Oslo.