Wednesday, October 20
– He had to go through a lot of hate

– He had to go through a lot of hate

TOKYO / OSLO (VG) Swedish-American pole vaulter Armand "Mondo" Duplantis set American minds on fire after he chose to represent Sweden at the Olympics. SUPER STAR: Armand Duplantis has long been ranked the best athlete in the world in any branch, before Karsten Warholm recently took over. Here before Olympic opening night until Saturday. Photo: ALEKSANDRA SZMIGIEL / ReutersAftenposten collaborates with VG-sporten. Therefore, as a reader of Aftenposten, you also get articles and services created by VG.- I had to go through a lot of hatred and hearing things that I did not expect from people. Many were unhappy because I competed for Sweden. I assume they were Americans, but I didn't want to read any of that, the Swedish-American said after a Diamond League tournament in 2018.The reaso...
– we are not robots

– we are not robots

TOKYO (VG) Handball player Nora Mørk (30) thinks it's great that gymnastics star Simone Biles (24) was open about her mental health at the Olympics. HEALTH: Nora Mørk celebrates Norway's goal against South Korea with Camilla Herrem. On the left are Marit Malm Frafjord and Tonje Larsen. Photo: Bjørn S. Delebekk / VGAftenposten collaborates with VG-sporten. Therefore, as a reader of Aftenposten, you also get articles and services created by VG.- It's extremely important. It is important to remember that we are ordinary people who have things both on and off the field. I think many can recognize themselves in that. We are not robots. Sometimes it is forgotten, says Nora Mørk to VG.She notes that during the Tokyo Olympics, the focus has been on the mental health of athletes. It happe...
Do you have the most thankless task of the Olympics?

Do you have the most thankless task of the Olympics?

SAITAMA (Aftenposten): The US basketball team must win and excel. If not, there will be problems. But there are several reasons that things can go wrong at the Olympics.United States-Czech Republic 119–84: The final signal cut through the sand. The American players patted each other on the shoulders. Some little smiles. Then they slowly left the field.They had just beaten the Czech Republic 119-84 and reached the Olympic quarter-finals.But there was nothing special about sports fun. If they felt anything, it was probably relief.Every time the US national basketball team plays, victory comes naturally. Everything else is weird and sensational, an enigma that must have an explanation.They are tired? They are dating? Do they care at all?The questions are whether the United States ...
Australia was hailed for its crown strategy.  Now they are deploying soldiers to fight the infection.

Australia was hailed for its crown strategy. Now they are deploying soldiers to fight the infection.

The delta variant and few vaccinated create problems. Now the city of Sydney is closed again.Police in riot gear stormed a rally on Friday, taking hundreds of protesters away by truck. Photo: Mick Tsikas / AAPAustralia has long been hailed as one of the countries in the world that has best coped with the pandemic. The country, with about 20 million people, has long had low infection rates and few deaths. However, it has cost. The borders have been closed for several months. The country has been closed several times. Sydney is now on a five-week shutdown. Until the end of August, most of the inhabitants have to stay at home.With the approximate curfew also come protests. Thousands of people have taken to the streets to express their dissatisfaction with the measures.At the same ti...
Holiday paradise turned into hell in Turkey, while fires threaten agriculture in Greece

Holiday paradise turned into hell in Turkey, while fires threaten agriculture in Greece

Tourists and locals desperately fled in boats from the forest fires on the Turkish Riviera. There are also several fires in Greece, Italy and Spain.People are being evacuated from Sirtkoy village in Antalya province as a result of the forest fires, Turkish media report. Photo: AP / NTBAt least eight people have been confirmed dead in wildfires on the sunny Turkish coast, seven of them in the popular tourist region of Antalya. Photographs from the area show people fleeing in small private boats.At the same time, the Armed Forces have dispatched two warships to the area, while the Coast Guard is also on standby if there is a need for a larger evacuation.Authorities have asked tourists and locals to evacuate from Turnuc, a small town on the Marmaris coast, another favorite holiday destin...
We need an inequality commission

We need an inequality commission

Trygve svenssonGeneral Manager, Agenda TankesmienPerhaps most obvious to all is the inequality in the housing market, the columnist writes. Illustration photo. Photo: Vegard Wivestad Grøtt / NTBA new government must also solve the second greatest crisis of our time.ChronicleThis is a chronicle. Opinions in the text are the responsibility of the writer.We are in the most important political decade for our generation. That says a lot, given our modern history. By 2030, we must have changed society in a sustainable direction. To make it possible within the framework of a healthy democracy, we must also fight against the second greatest challenge of our time: the crisis of inequality.The bad news is that events are going in the wrong direction. The difference growing. The good news is ...
Housing Expert Believes in Zero House Price Growth for Rest of 2021 – E24

Housing Expert Believes in Zero House Price Growth for Rest of 2021 – E24

Many of those who follow the housing market believe that the rest of the year will look bleak for those hoping for a house price increase.by schemeVegard Wivestad Grøtt / NTBPublished: Published: Less than 40 minutes agoOn Wednesday, Eiendom Norge will present new figures on home sales. There, the industry will decide whether the price has risen or fallen, and whether more homes are sold per day.- I think home sales in July will now be 25 percent higher than in a normal year, says Grethe Meier, director of Privatmegleren.She believes that more homes sold will be the new normal in the future."We see a trend now, and I think it will be persistent," Meier says.I think the rest of the year will come to zero- It's the July numbers coming up, and July is generally pretty low volume, so it's ...
Berge surprised at the team meeting

Berge surprised at the team meeting

TOKYO (VG) National team coach Christian Berge (48) made team changes for the fateful game against France, without prior notice.HAS THE CHANCE: Kevin Gulliksen was brilliant for Norway against France. Photo: Bjorn Steinar Delebekk, VGAftenposten collaborates with VG-sporten. Therefore, as a reader of Aftenposten, you also get articles and services created by VG.Kristian Bjørnsen (32) has been on Norway's right wing during Berge's reign for the past seven years. When the Norwegian handball boys had arrived at the Yoyogi National Stadium locker room on Sunday afternoon, the coach of the national team served a surprise earlier 32-29 acids about France.Suddenly, the name of Kevin Gulliksen (24) was on the team's lineup. The Bundesliga player had no idea beforehand.- He's not known for ta...
Healthcare for all men

Healthcare for all men

Katarina eisensteinSex and societyInstagram and other social networks abound with people offering sex therapy and treatment, writes Katarina Eisenstein, leader of the Sex and Society youth group. Photograph: Håkon Mosvold Larsen / NTBSexuality is a part of man that cannot be separated from other aspects of life.DebateThis is a discussion post. Opinions in the text are the responsibility of the writer.You, as a patient, should feel safe when you go to the doctor. You should know that they have the skills and experience to treat you and that they have fought for a demanding education because they want to help. This is exactly how the health service was supposed to work: If a bone has been broken, get help from someone with the experience to do it. But in today's society, there are peop...
Along the street in Sørkedalsveien: the road to Nordmarka

Along the street in Sørkedalsveien: the road to Nordmarka

Until 1879, it was the Bogstadveien of today called Sørkedalsveien. The additional road connection outside of Christiania was unnamed until it was named in 1917.Sørkedalsveien in the 1950s. Photo: Dagbladet / Norwegian Folk MuseumSummer Series: Along the Streetsee more Photo: Alf Roar RasmussenAfter Majorstuen, Sørkedalsveien crosses the city limits to Vestre Aker and Ullern before Sørkedalen enters between Voksenåsen and Venneråsen. There, Zinoberveien was the original road race before the road was changed and renamed in 1855. Then Sørkedalsveien leaves the city behind on his way to Nordmarka. We stay closer to the city.1: VolvatWe got off bus 45 at the "Volvat" stop and we may be tempted to believe that the name comes from the time of the wolves, when Norway had gods with more r...