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  Den Kongelige Norske St Olavs Orden
She launched all her strength into the fight against Nazism and fought with her only weapon - the written word.
Fridjof Nansen (1861-1930), polar explorer, author, athlete, oceanographer, statesman, and laureate of the 1922 Nobel Peace Prize.
Fridtjof Nansen in recognition of his work for refugees and the famine-stricken
www.saintolav.com /halloffamegrandcross.html   (3189 words)

  CBC.CA - Torino 2006
Eigil Nansen, grandson of the famous explorer Fridtjof Nansen, lights the Olympic flame at the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Oslo.
With the 1952 Games, Norwegian athletes finally could showcase their supremacy before an enthusiastic hometown crowd, and the country’s passion for winter sports would be on display for the world.
As a tribute to Fridtjof Nansen, who crossed Greenland on skis in 1888, his grandson Eigil Nansen carried the torch along the stretch into Bislett stadium.
www.cbc.ca /olympics/history/1952oslo.shtml   (1001 words)

 Explorer Books Old Catalogue 30
Teddy was crushed in ice and the crew rescued by East Greenlanders.
Presentation inscription from Eigil Knuth (the editor) to Birket-Smith (member of the organising committee).
Compilation of information relating to the forthcoming expedition; includes details of personnel, support aircraft and ship, radio procedures, stores, revolvers and rifles, scientific instruments, photograph equipment, etc. Probably only a few copies were printed, for issue to expedition members and support staff.
www.explbooks.co.uk /catalogue30.htm   (6288 words)

 Olympic Games - 1952: Viking Games - Eurosport   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
It was then relayed by 94 skiers all the way to Oslo.
Eigil Nansen, grandson of famous explorer Fridtjof Nansen who was the first man to lead an expedition across the ice fields of Greenland, lit the first Winter flame.
Oslo-native Hjalmar Andersen stole the show at his home-Olympics winning all three long distance speed skating events in the 1,500m, 5,000m, and 10,000m races.
www.eurosport.com /olympicgames/torino/2006/sport_sto818178.shtml   (741 words)

 Velkommen til Isortoq II's historie
Ruten vi valgte var Eigil Knuts slædespor fra 1939 som går fra Qasigiannguit i vestkysten til Isortoq i østkysten, en strækning på 850 km.
Den første person som krydsede indlandsisen var Fritjorf Nansen tilbage i 1888.
I dag er det således, at man som turist kan tage turen over isen med hundeslæde fra Isortoq til Kangerlussuaq.
www.nunarput.net /isortoq2/indexdk.htm   (137 words)

 Australian Olympic Committee   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
, where it was handed from the Norwegian ski champion Lauritz Bergendal to Eigil Nansen, grandson of the famous explorer Fridtjof Nansen, who lit the cauldron.
Speed skater Hjalmar Andersen starred for the host nation, winning three gold medals.
Eigil Nansen, grandson of the famous explorer Fridtjof Nansen.
www.olympics.com.au /games.cfm?GamesID=74   (439 words)

 HickokSports.com - History - Olympic Flame & Torch Relay
As noted above, the entire relay was done by skiers, most of them either famous in Norway or descendants of famous skiers of the past.
The Olympic cauldron was lit by Eigil Nansen, grandson of Fridtjof Nansen, the explorer, scientist, and humanitarian who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1922.
During his days as an explorer, he led an expedition that crossed Greenland on skis.
www.hickoksports.com /history/olflame.shtml   (3086 words)

 Felist.Com : Arminfo news agency
The well-known philanthropists of Armenian origin Kirk Kirkoryan and Gerald Kafeschyan have been awarded Fridtjof Nansen Medal.
The director of the Fridtjof Nansen Foundation Felix Bakhchinyan says that Kafeschyan has made an invaluable contribution to Armenian economy development, restoration of Cascade Museum in Yerevan.
In the past decade the foundation has conferred medals on the grandson of Fridtjof Nansen Eigil Nansen, ex prime minister of Russia Nikolay Rizhkov, the president of the National Academy of Norway, the Armenian and NKR presidents, Armenia's prime minister and DM, some writers and scientists.
felist.com /archive/media.arminfo/200501/10232035.html   (1386 words)

 TopFoto Gallery - Winter Olympic Games - 1952 Oslo
View of the scene at Holmenkillen in Norway where the ski jumping combined class was held in the Winter Olympic Games - 18th February 1952 - ©TopFoto
Eigil Nansen, the grandson of Frithjof Nansen, the great explorer, lights the Olympic flame at the Bislet Stadium in Oslo for the opening of the winter Olympic Games.
Norwegian ski jumper Torbjorn Falkanger takes the Olympic oath on behalf of all the contestants during the opening ceremony of the sixth winter Olympic games at Bislett Stadium in Oslo on 15th February 1952.
www.topfoto.co.uk /gallery/winterolympics/1952/default.htm   (949 words)

 The Danish Peace Academy, Terp, Holger: Peace in Print, - Introduction
More than 200.000 American draft refusal cases were sent to the Justice Department for prosecution, of these only about 8.000 were convicted and 3.000 served times in prison, untold persons failed to register for the draft...
This movement began as a protest against the planned production of the neutron bomb and continued as a protest movement against the NATO's "twin track" policy of the modernization of the organization's nuclear forces coupled with the arms control talks of the super powers.
However, most of the American CO's during World War II were pacifists.
www.fredsakademiet.dk /library/paxbib/pax.htm   (7953 words)

 2006 Turin Winter Olympic Games_English_SINA.com
List of people who have lit the Winter Olympic cauldron
Following is a list of people who have lit the Olympic cauldron at previous Games: 1952 (Oslo, Norway) - Eigil Nansen, grandson of explorer
List of past figures who have opened the Winter Olympics
english.sina.com /z/060210winterolympic/index.shtml   (1648 words)

 World of O
Berg, Atle from Norway (Hedmark), Club IL Nansen / Nord-Østerdal o-klubb, H 35- koffert
Berg, Krsitine karlsrud from Norway (Vest Agder), Club oddersjaa ssk, D18
Bugge, Eigil from Norway (Akershus), Club Kolbotn & Skimt O-lag,
www.fi.uib.no /~jankoc/worldofo/Email-addresses/B   (2322 words)

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