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Norwegian Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Confederation of Sports

Norwegian Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Confederation of Sports
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Norwegian Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Confederation of Sports logo
Country/Region 23x15px Norway
Code NOR
Created 1861
Continental
Association
EOC
Website www.idrett.no
Norwegian Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Confederation of Sports
division: Idrett for funksjonshemmede
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Norwegian Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Confederation of Sports
division: Idrett for funksjonshemmede logo
National Paralympic Committee
Country 23x15px Norway
Code NOR
Created 1 January 2008
Continental
Association
EPC
Website idrett.no/tema/funksjonshemmede/

The Norwegian Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Confederation of Sports (Norwegian: Norges idrettsforbund og olympiske og paralympiske komité) is the umbrella organization for sport in Norway. It is the largest volunteering organization in Norway, with more than 2 million members and 12,000 sports clubs in 19 region confederatons and 54 national federations.[1] The current president is Børre Rognlien.

The organisation was founded in 1861 as Centralforeningen for Udbredelse af Legemsøvelser og Vaabenbrug, and has later changed its name several times. The current name dates from 2007.

Former presidents

The presidents before 1940:[2]

Centralforeningen 1861–1910

Norges Riksforbund for Idræt 1910–1919

Norges Landsforbund for Idræt 1919–1940

Arbeidernes Idrettsforbund 1924–1940

Rød Sport 1931–1934

During the German occupation of Norway

NLF and AIF were merged in September 1940, but the new organization was soon usurped by the Nazi authorities during the occupation of Norway by Nazi Germany.[3]

NIF 1946–1996

Norges Olympiske Komite 1965–1996

Norges Idrettsforbund og Olympiske Komite 1996–2007

Norges Idrettsforbund og Olympiske og Paralympiske Komite 2007–

See also

References

  1. ^ "The Norwegian Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Confederation of Sports (NIF)". Archived from the original on 2008-06-28. Retrieved 2008-12-18. 
  2. ^ Olstad, Finn (1987). Forsvar, sport, klassekamp 1861–1939. Volume one of Norsk idretts historie (in Norwegian). Oslo: Aschehoug. p. 327. ISBN 82-03-11337-0. 
  3. ^ Tønnesson, Stein (1995). "Norges Idrettsforbund". In Dahl, Hans Fredrik. Norsk krigsleksikon 1940-45 (in Norwegian). Oslo: Cappelen. Retrieved 7 December 2009. 

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