Norway tops the medal table for Beijing Winter Olympics

2022-04-24 0 By

Norway, which finished first with 14 golds, 14 silvers and 11 bronzes at the Last Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, is poised to win again.As of Red Star News on February 15, the Norwegian delegation has won 11 gold, 6 silver and 7 bronze MEDALS, temporarily topping the medal table.Of Norway’s 24 MEDALS so far, 21 have come from snow events.Norwegians, known as “born on a sledge”, deserve their reputation.Norway is often associated with rugged Vikings, but Norwegian snow sports are much older than the Vikings, so much so that European skiing is thought to have originated in Norway.The word “ski” comes from old Norse and means “split wood”, which is reminiscent of skateboarding.Not only does Norway have ancient roots, it also has ancient remains.In 2001, Norway found about 6,000 years ago, ski figure stone carving rock painting, depicting a skis on the foot, holding a single pole, struggling to bow, this has become one of the earliest known European skiing archaeological evidence.Better known by its name “The Bøla Man”, another rock carving was found on an island in northern Norway in 1933.The rock painting, dated about 4,000 years ago, depicts a skier wearing a two-horned hat, holding a ski pole, and riding a pair of skis with the front end raised high.According to The rock art named “The Rødøy Man”, in addition to rock art, some red rock paintings of The same subject matter and of a similar age have been found in Norway, further supporting The deep history of skiing in The region.In neighboring Sweden and Finland, some well-preserved skis, ski poles and other ski tools have been found in the lakeshore ruins, dating data show that they are from more than 4,000 to 5,000 years ago.Pairs of skis and skis found at a Swedish lake site dating back 4,700 years. The Scandinavian countries have long winters and abundant snowfall, suggesting that skiing was an essential survival skill as early as prehistoric times.The rock paintings and skiers were most likely the distant ancestors of Norway’s indigenous Sami people.In the 6th century, Byzantine scholars referred to skiers living in the far north as “skidding Sami,” who made lightweight skis out of animal skins wrapped around wooden frames instead of boards.Through the ages, today’s Sami descendants still use such skis when herding reindeer in winter.In the mid-16th century, images of sami in European historical writings, both men and women skied and hunted until between the 8th and 11th centuries AD, when Norway entered the Viking age.Around their bonfires on long winter nights, vikings created a rich tapestry of myths and folklore.In these tales, urrell, the god of winter, and Scarty, the giantess, were both remarkable skiers.The mythical Vikings were skilled skiers themselves, and in order to descend safely and quickly from their hunting grounds in the mountains, they developed a skill set similar to today’s combination of alpine skiing and jumping.In Nordic mythology, Uriel is also the god of skiing and hunting. In paintings, sculptures and other works of art, he usually wears a Viking winged helmet, holds bows and arrows, and steps on snowboards. Skiing is an essential skill for people to hunt and travel in snow and ice regions, which has been passed down for thousands of years in Northern Europe.It was not until the 17th and 18th centuries that skiing accelerated into a sports competition and the form of skiing equipment also changed greatly during this period, which laid the foundation for the development of the Winter Olympics.On February 12, 1994, the 17th Winter Olympic Games opened in Lillehammer, Norway.This is the first time Norway has hosted the Winter Olympics since 1952 in Oslo.The Games also opened a new chapter in Olympic history, with the summer and Winter Games, originally held in the same year, alternating two years apart.Inspired by ancient rock paintings of skiers, prominent designers have incorporated elements of primitive art into visual system design, highlighting the concept of “the Return of the Olympics to the birthplace of winter sports”, just as the 2004 Summer Games returned to Athens, Greece.Skiing sports in this way, through the ancient through today, completed across thousands of years of reincarnation and inheritance.According to the design of rock, part hamel winter sports icon the le hamel Olympics posters, le hamel winter Olympics tickets to rock as a background it is worth mentioning that in the le hamel winter games, the Chinese delegation has 27 athletes participating, participated in the speed skating, short track speed skating, figure skating, winter two and free skiing competition,Zhang Yanmei, Ye Qiaobo and Chen Lu each won a medal.It is only the second time that Chinese athletes have won MEDALS since their first appearance at the 1980 Winter Olympics.Said to our Chinese ski, actually also has a long history, such as some have also been discovered in xinjiang altai region of ancient times ski paintings, older than age than countries such as Norway, and even the Norwegian media often their ski paintings with altay skiing in China paintings than class certificate, skiing spread the origin of the history and significance of this is another story.Red Star News staff writer Ma Xiaoguang (PhD in archaeology, Museum curator, cultural program planner, Fudan University) editor Ou Peng (download Red Star news, news prize!)