Vegard Ulvang

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Vegard Ulvang
Full name Vegard Ulvang
Born (1963-10-10) 10 October 1963 (age 55)
Kirkenes, Norway
Ski club Kirkenes & Omegn Skiklubb
World Cup career
Seasons 1984–1997
Individual wins 9
Indiv. podiums 34
Overall titles 1 (1989–90)

Vegard Ulvang (born 10 October 1963, in Kirkenes) is a Norwegian cross-country skier who won three Olympic gold medals, two silver, and one bronze. He has retired from international and Olympic competition. At the opening ceremony of the 1994 Winter Olympic Games, he took the ceremonial Olympic Oath on part of all the athletes. In addition to his Olympic achievements, he received the Holmenkollen medal in 1991 (shared with Trond Einar Elden, Ernst Vettori, and Jens Weißflog), and won the World Cup in 1990. He has also won nine gold, six silver, and two bronze medals in the Norwegian Championships. He earned nine World Cup race victories. Ulvang also won the 50 km at the Holmenkollen ski festival in 1989, 1991 and 1992.

After retiring from professional skiing, he started his own clothing line which has made him a multimillionaire.

On 25 May 2006 Ulvang was named chairman of the executive board of the International Ski Federation's (FIS) cross-country committee, taking over from Peter Petricek of Slovenia, who decided to step down after four years in the job. Ulvang was given the position without election after the board of the FIS decided unanimously that Ulvang was the best man for the job.

Ulvang is also a part of Norwegian TV 2's television travel-series Gutta på tur, together with fellow skier Bjørn Dæhlie, TV personality Arne Hjeltnes and chef Arne Brimi. He is also the creator and organizer of the Tour de Ski.

World Cup results

All results are sourced from the International Ski Federation (FIS).[1]

Individual podiums

  • 9 victories
  • 34 podiums
No. Season Date Location Race Level Place
1  1985–86  15 January 1986 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Bohinj, Yugoslavia 5 km Individual F World Cup 3rd
2 14 March 1986 Norway Oslo, Norway 50 km Individual C World Cup 3rd
3  1986–87  10 December 1986 Austria Ramsau, Austria 15 km Individual F World Cup 3rd
4 14 March 1987 Soviet Union Kavgolovo, Soviet Union 15 km Individual C World Cup 2nd
5  1987–88  15 February 1988 Canada Calgary, Canada 30 km Individual C Olympic Games[1] 3rd
6 1988–89 7 January 1989 Soviet Union Kavgolovo, Soviet Union 15 km Individual C World Cup 1st
7 13 January 1989 Czechoslovakia Nové Město, Czechoslovakia 15 km Individual F World Cup 3rd
8 15 January 1989 Czechoslovakia Nové Město, Czechoslovakia 30 km Individual C World Cup 3rd
9 18 February 1989 Finland Lahti, Finland 30 km Individual C World Championships[1] 2nd
10 22 February 1989 Finland Lahti, Finland 15 km Individual C World Championships[1] 3rd
11 4 March 1989 Norway Oslo, Norway 50 km Individual C World Cup 1st
12 11 March 1989 Sweden Falun, Sweden 30 km Individual F World Cup 3rd
13  1989–90  9 December 1989 United States Soldier Hollow, United States 15 km Individual C World Cup 2nd
14 13 January 1990 Soviet Union Moscow, Soviet Union 30 km Individual F World Cup 2nd
15 17 February 1990 Switzerland Campra, Switzerland 15 km Individual F World Cup 2nd
16 21 February 1990 Italy Val di Fiemme, Italy 30 km Individual C World Cup 2nd
17 4 March 1990 Finland Lahti, Finland 15 km + 15 km Pursuit F/C World Cup 2nd
18  1990–91  7 February 1991 Italy Val di Fiemme, Italy 30 km Individual C World Championships[1] 3rd
19 16 March 1991 Norway Oslo, Norway 50 km Individual C World Cup 1st
20 1991–92 7 December 1991 Canada Silver Star, Canada 10 km Individual C World Cup 1st
21 8 December 1991 Canada Silver Star, Canada 15 km Pursuit C World Cup 1st
22 14 December 1991 Canada Thunder Bay, Canada 30 km Individual F World Cup 2nd
23 4 January 1992 Russia Kavgolovo, Russia 30 km Individual C World Cup 2nd
24 10 February 1992 France Albertville, France 30 km Individual C Olympic Games[1] 1st
25 13 February 1992 France Albertville, France 10 km Individual C Olympic Games[1] 1st
26 15 February 1992 France Albertville, France 15 km Pursuit F Olympic Games[1] 2nd
27 29 February 1992 Finland Lahti, Finland 15 km Individual C World Cup 2nd
28 14 March 1992 Norway Vang, Norway 50 km Individual C World Cup 1st
29 1992–93 12 December 1992 Austria Ramsau, Austria 10 km Individual F World Cup 1st
30 9 January 1993 Austria Ramsau, Austria 15 km Pursuit C World Cup 2nd
31 20 February 1993 Switzerland Ulrichen, Switzerland 15 km Individual C World Cup 2nd
32 20 February 1993 Sweden Falun, Sweden 30 km Individual C World Championships[1] 2nd
33 22 February 1993 Sweden Falun, Sweden 10 km Individual C World Championships[1] 3rd
34  1993–94  18 December 1993 Switzerland Davos, Switzerland 15 km Individual F World Cup 2nd

Team podiums

  • 9 victories
  • 23 podiums
No. Season Date Location Race Level Place Teammate(s)
1  1984–85  17 March 1985 Norway Oslo, Norway 4 x 10 km Relay World Cup 3rd Hole / Mikkelsplass / Aunli
2  1985–86  9 March 1986 Sweden Falun, Sweden 4 x 10 km Relay F World Cup 2nd Monsen / Mikkelsplass / Hole
3  1986–87  17 February 1987 West Germany Oberstdorf, West Germany 4 x 10 km Relay F World Championships[1] 3rd Aunli / Mikkelsplass / Langli
4 8 March 1987 Sweden Falun, Sweden 4 x 10 km Relay C World Cup 3rd Mikkelsplass / Aunli / Langli
5  1987–88  13 March 1988 Sweden Falun, Sweden 4 x 10 km Relay F World Cup 2nd Dæhlie / Bjørn / Mikkelsplass
6 17 March 1988 Norway Oslo, Norway 4 x 10 km Relay C World Cup 1st Monsen / Mikkelsplass / Bjørn
7  1988–89  5 March 1989 Norway Oslo, Norway 4 x 10 km Relay F World Cup 3rd Mikkelsplass / Dæhlie / Langli
8 12 March 1989 Sweden Falun, Sweden 4 x 10 km Relay C World Cup 3rd Langli / Mikkelsplass / Dæhlie
9  1989–90  11 March 1990 Sweden Örnsköldsvik, Sweden 4 x 10 km Relay M World Cup 2nd Skaanes / Sivertsen / Langli
10 16 March 1990 Norway Vang, Norway 4 x 10 km Relay C World Cup 1st Skinstad / Langli / Skaanes
11 1990–91 15 February 1991 Italy Val di Fiemme, Italy 4 x 10 km Relay M World Championships[1] 1st Skaanes / Langli / Dæhlie
12 1991–92 18 February 1992 France Albertville, France 4 x 10 km Relay M Olympic Games[1] 1st Langli / Skjeldal / Dæhlie
13 28 February 1992 Finland Lahti, Finland 4 x 10 km Relay F World Cup 2nd Langli / Dæhlie / Skjeldal
14 8 March 1992 Sweden Funäsdalen, Sweden 4 x 10 km Relay C World Cup 1st Sivertsen / Langli / Dæhlie
15 1992–93 26 February 1993 Sweden Falun, Sweden 4 x 10 km Relay M World Championships[1] 1st Sivertsen / Langli / Dæhlie
16  1993–94  22 February 1994 Norway Lillehammer, Norway 4 x 10 km Relay M Olympic Games[1] 2nd Sivertsen / Alsgaard / Dæhlie
17 13 March 1994 Sweden Falun, Sweden 4 x 10 km Relay F World Cup 1st Sivertsen / Jevne / Dæhlie
18 1994–95 26 March 1995 Japan Sapporo, Japan 4 x 10 km Relay M World Cup 1st Dæhlie / Skjeldal / Alsgaard
19  1995–96  14 January 1996 Czech Republic Nové Město, Czech Republic 4 x 10 km Relay C World Cup 2nd Alsgaard / Jevne / Dæhlie
20 25 February 1996 Norway Trondheim, Norway 4 x 10 km Relay M World Cup 1st Jevne / Dæhlie / Alsgaard
21 17 March 1996 Norway Oslo, Norway 4 x 5 km Relay F World Cup 2nd Kristiansen / Eide / Dæhlie
22  1996–97  24 November 1996 Sweden Kiruna, Sweden 4 x 10 km Relay C World Cup 3rd Skjeldal / Eide / Dæhlie
23 8 December 1996 Switzerland Davos, Switzerland 4 x 10 km Relay C World Cup 3rd Skjeldal / Eide / Sivertsen

Note: 1 Until the 1999 World Championships and the 1994 Olympics, World Championship and Olympic races were included in the World Cup scoring system.

References

  1. ^ "Athlete : ULVANG Vegard". FIS-Ski. International Ski Federation. Retrieved 1 March 2018.
  • Vegard Ulvang at the International Ski Federation
  • Holmenkollen medalists – click Holmenkollmedaljen for downloadable pdf file (in Norwegian)
  • Holmenkollen winners since 1892 – click Vinnere for downloadable pdf file (in Norwegian)
  • IOC 1994 Winter Olympics
  • Official website
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