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, a celebrated ice hockey squad that captured the world championship in 1958 at Oslo, Norway. This team featured long-time president of the Boston Bruins, Harry Sinden and former mayor of Whitby, Bob Attersley. The Dunlops were revived in 2004 as part of the Eastern Ontario Senior Hockey League. At the 1952 Winter Olympics in Oslo, Norway, the Edmonton Mercurys won Canada's second consecutive Olympic gold medal. It was the last time that a Canadian

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AS ) is an international architecture, landscape architecture, and interior design office based in Oslo, Norway and New York City. Craig Dykers and Kjetil Trædal Thorsen are the two principals of the company. In addition there are four partners, architect Robert Greenwood, architect Ole Gustavsen, architect Tarald Lundevall, and landscape architect Jenny Osuldsen. Gustavsen fulfills the role of Managing Director (Managing director) for the company. In 2010, Snøhetta has approximately 120 designers working on projects in Europe, Asia and America. thumb right ''Sedov'' (File:Sedov 2.JPG) * ''Christian Radich (Christian Radich (ship))'' of Oslo, Norway * ''Herzogin Cecilie'' Germany - 3 13 October 2004 Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo WikiPedia:Oslo Dmoz:Regional Europe Norway Oslo Commons:Category:Oslo

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metal as a number of musicians "abandoned the tightly wound structure of the music and experimented with abstractions of its founding elements."


debatt article2645410.ece last Økland first Ingunn date 10 September 2008 work Aftenposten language Norwegian In recent years, novelists like Lars Saabye Christensen, Tove Nilsen and Roy Jacobsen have described the city and its people in their novels. Early 20th-century literature from Oslo include poets Rudolf Nilsen and André Bjerke. Media The newspapers ''Aftenposten'', ''Dagbladet'', ''Verdens Gang'', '' Dagens Næringsliv

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''' (8 April 1905 in Kristiania (Oslo) – 24 August 1979) was a Norwegian (Norway) speed skater (Speed skating) and racing cyclist. Dunaway has written extensively for the popular media since 1973, with articles on music, social activism, and oral history appearing in venues from ''Mother Jones'' to the ''Village Voice'' and the ''New York Times''. In 2004, his writing on the Danish government's efforts to derail the world's oldest experiment in anarchy (Anarchism), Oslo

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premiere place Christiania Theatre (Oslo, Norway) orig_lang Norwegian (Norwegian language) thumb Øystein Sunde (File:Sunde01.jpg) '''Øystein Olaf Sunde''' (born 24 January 1947 in Oslo) is a Norwegian (Norway) folk (folk music) singer and guitarist. He is known for his high-speed guitar and banjo style and his satirical lyrics. Although often regarded as a comedian, Sunde is a versatile jazz guitarist

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; Instead, these factors resulted in distinctive traditions in Norwegian vernacular architecture, which have been preserved in existing farms in the many Norwegian open-air museums that showcase buildings from the Middle Ages through to the 19th century; prominent examples include the Norsk Folkemuseum (Norwegian Museum of Cultural History) in Oslo and Maihaugen in Lillehammer, as well as extant buildings still in service on farms such as those in the Heidal valley

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that provides conditional access solutions for digital television. Based in Oslo, Norway, Conax has subsidiaries in the USA, India and Germany and sales & support offices in Russia, Singapore, China, South Korea, Brazil, and Canada. foundation June 16, 1986 location Oslo, Norway key_people Frederic Hauge (co-founder) '''Tryvann''' is a small lake in Nordmarka, the forest area just north of Oslo city, near the Holmenkollen ski jump. By the water lies a cabin called Tryvannstua, in which there is a café regularly open both during summer and winter. On a hill above the lake looms the television tower Tryvannstårnet ("The Tryvann tower"), visible from most of Oslo. thumb Per-Kristian Foss (File:Per-Kristian Foss.jpg) '''Per-Kristian Foss ''' (born 19 July 1950 in Oslo) is a Norwegian politician for the Conservative Party (Conservative Party of Norway) and 2nd Vice President of the Storting. thumb Department of Physics, the second building to be erected on the university campus University of Oslo (File:Fysikkbygningen Blindern.jpg), Blindern. '''Blindern''' is the main campus of the University of Oslo, located in Nordre Aker in Oslo, Norway. WikiPedia:Oslo Dmoz:Regional Europe Norway Oslo Commons:Category:Oslo

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name Oslo coatofarms Oslo komm.svg county Oslo idnumber 0301 '''Oslo''' ( ) is the capital and the most populous city (List of towns and cities in Norway) in Norway. Oslo constitutes both a county (Counties of Norway) and a municipality (Municipalities of Norway).

Founded around 1000 AD, and established a "kaupstad" or trading place in 1048 by King Harald III (Harald III of Norway), the city was elevated to a bishopric (diocese of Oslo) in 1070 and a capital under Haakon V (Haakon V of Norway) around 1300. Personal unions with Denmark from 1397 to 1523 (Kalmar Union) and again from 1536 to 1814 (Denmark–Norway) and with Sweden from 1814 to 1905 (Union between Sweden and Norway) reduced its influence. After being destroyed by a fire in 1624, the city was moved closer to Akershus Castle during the reign of King Christian IV (Christian IV of Norway) and renamed '''Christiania''' in his honour. It was established as a municipality (List of municipalities of Norway) (''formannskapsdistrikt'') on 1 January 1838. Following a spelling reform, it was known as '''Kristiania''' from 1877 to 1925, when its original Norwegian name was restored.

Oslo is the economic (Economy of Norway) and governmental (Politics of Norway) centre of Norway. The city is also a hub of Norwegian trade, banking, industry and shipping. It is an important centre for maritime industries and maritime trade in Europe. The city is home to many companies within the maritime sector, some of which are among the world's largest shipping companies, shipbrokers and maritime insurance brokers. Oslo is a pilot city of the Council of Europe and the European Commission intercultural cities programme.

Oslo is considered a global city and ranked "Beta World City" in studies performed by the Globalization and World Cities Study Group and Network in 2008.

As of January 2014 the city of Oslo has a population of 634,000.

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