What is Hamar known for?

extremely strong

World Cup at Vojens (though he was part of a qualifier race and hence stands with a World Cup medal - his only title that year). The following year he managed to win the Swedish Championship at Målilla, but consistency eluded him as Jason Crump pipped him to the World title by three points (although the lead was 17 points before the final race). He followed this up with another extremely strong season in 2005. With 6 First positions at Wrocław (1st Event), Krško (3rd), Millennium Stadium (4th), Idrætsparken (5th) in København, Praha (6th) and Lonigo (9th); a second in the Swedish event at Eskilstuna (2nd); third in the Scandinavian held in Målilla (7th) and a lowly 9th in the Polish Grand Prix held at Bydgoszcz (8th Event). Even with such a poor finish in Poland, however, he had already virtually sown up the Championship in the 7th Grand Prix in Målilla, ahead of Jason Crump. After the sixth event held in the Czech Republic, he was first in the points per event table of the Elitserien (the Swedish Domestic Elite League). Though Tony stated that he would give up racing after the 2006 season, he sadly announced his early retirement from both World Championship and Domestic Speedway on 1 August 2006 at a press conference in Stockholm, in order to pursue his interest in racing cars instead. Wikipedia:Hamar Commons:Category:Hamar

famous opera

address Kirkegata 11 lat 60.79599 long 11.06882 directions Located right next to Hamar's main church. phone +47 62 54 27 00. tollfree fax hours price NOK 60 content Museum dedicated to Norway's most famous opera singer, Kirsten Flagstad. Do thumbnail Bathing at Koigen during the summer. (File:Badestranda ved Koigen på Hamar.JPG) thumbnail Skibladner (File:The Skimixer in moonrise.jpg) *

important power

with the word ''hamarr'' which means "rocky hill". Coat-of-arms The coat-of-arms (Coat of arms) shows a Black Grouse sitting in the top of a pine tree on a white background. It was first described in the anonymous Hamarkrøniken (''The Hamar Chronicle'') written in 1553. History Between 500 and 1000 AD (Anno Domini), Aker farm was one of the most important power centres in Norway, located just a few kilometres away from today's Hamar. Three coins found in Ringerike in 1895 have been dated to the time of Harald Hardråde (Harald III of Norway) and are inscribed ''Olafr a Hamri''. Middle Ages At some point, presumably after 1030 but clearly before 1152, the centre was moved from Aker to the peninsula (List of peninsulas) near Rosenlundvika, what we today know as Domkirkeodden. There are some indications Harald Hardråde initiated this move because he had property at the new site. Much of the information about medieval Hamar is derived from the Hamar Chronicles, dated to about 1550. The town is said to have reached its apex in the early 14th century, dominated by the Hamar cathedral (Cathedral Ruins in Hamar), bishop's manor, and fortress, and surrounding urbanization. The town was known for its fragrant apple orchards, but there were also merchants, craftsmen, and fishermen in the town. After the Christianization of Norway in 1030, Hamar began to gain influence as a centre for trade and religion, until the episcopal representative Nikolaus Breakspear (Pope Adrian IV) in 1152 founded Hamar Kaupangen (Ancient Diocese of Hamar) as one of five dioceses in medieval Norway. This diocese included Hedemarken and Christians Amt (Oppland), being separated in 1152 from the former diocese of Oslo. The first bishop of Hamar (Ancient Diocese of Hamar) was Arnold, Bishop of Gardar, Greenland (1124–1152). He began to build the now ruined cathedral of Christ Church, which was completed about the time of Bishop Paul (1232–1252). Bishop Thorfinn (Thorfinn of Hamar) (1278–1282) was exiled and died at Ter Doest abbey (List of Christian religious houses in Belgium) in Flanders, and was later canonised. Bishop Jörund (1285–1286) was transferred to Trondheim. A provincial council was held in 1380. Hamar remained an important religious and political centre in Norway, organized around the cathedral and the bishop's manor until the Reformation (Protestant Reformation) in 1536, when it lost its status as a bishopric after the last Catholic bishop, Mogens Lauritssøn (1513–1537), was taken prisoner in his castle at Hamar by Truid Ulfstand, a Danish noble (Danish nobility), and sent to Antvorskov in Denmark, where he was mildly treated until his death in 1542. There were at Hamar a cathedral chapter with ten canons, a school, a Dominican Priory of St. Olaf, and a monastery of the Canons Regular of St. Anthony of Vienne (Hospital Brothers of St. Anthony). Wikipedia:Hamar Commons:Category:Hamar

time set

Henry won the gold medal in the 500 m at the 1952 Winter Olympics held in Oslo, Norway in front of 28,000 people at Bislett Stadium (Bislett stadion) in a time of 43.2 seconds. Two weeks later, he won the same title in the annual World Meet at Hamar, Norway. His 1952 Olympic Gold Medal time was one tenth of one second short of the record time set in 1948 by Finn Helgesen of Norway. - Vang (Vang, Hedmark) Incorporated into Hamar Hamar 1992

early musical

1929. Flagstad was born in Hamar in her grandparents' home. Though she never actually lived in Hamar, she always considered it her home town. She was raised in Oslo within a musical family; her father was a conductor and her mother a pianist. She received her early musical training in Oslo and made her stage debut at the National Theatre in Oslo as Nuri in Eugen d'Albert's ''Tiefland'' in 1913. Her first recordings were made between 1913 and 1915. ''Kirsten Flagstad'' (Store norske leksikon) thumb left 200px Role photo. Kirsten Flagstad as Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus, operetta by Johann Strauss d.y. Tour with The Norwegian Operetta Accociation 1915. Role debut (File:Kirsten Flagstad 17.jpg) Legacy The Kirsten Flagstad Museum in Hamar, Norway, contains a private collection of opera artifacts. Her costumes draw special attention, and include several examples on loan from the Metropolitan Opera Archives. Her portrait appears on the Norwegian 100 kroner (Norwegian krone) bill and on the tail section of Norwegian Air Shuttle planes. "That voice! How can one describe it?" wrote opera critic Harold Schonberg in his New York Times obituary of Flagstad. "It was enormous, but did not sound enormous because it was never pushed or out of placement. It had a rather cool silvery quality, and was handled instrumentally, almost as though a huge violin was emitting legato phrases." Incredibly, Flagstad sang the role of Isolde 70 times on the Met stage from 1935 to 1941, making ''Tristan und Isolde'' one of the greatest box office attractions in Metropolitan Opera history. Nine of those performances were Saturday matinee radio broadcasts. From the Metropolitan Opera website Met history historical archives. See external links. From south to north, E 6 follows the route Trelleborg, Malmö, Helsingborg, Halmstad, Gothenburg, Svinesund in Sweden, then crossing the border into Norway, where the road goes through Halden, Sarpsborg, Moss (Moss, Norway), Oslo, Hamar, Lillehammer, Dombås (Dovre), Oppdal, Melhus, Trondheim, Stjørdal, Steinkjer, Grong, Mosjøen, Mo i Rana, Saltdal, Fauske, then further up to Hamarøy with a ferry from Bognes to Skarberget then on via Narvik, Setermoen, Nordkjosbotn, Skibotn, Alta (Alta, Norway), Olderfjord, Lakselv, Karasjok, Varangerbotn (Nesseby), and Kirkenes, where the road terminates just east of the town center. E-6 motorway name in Turkey between the years 1990-1993, Atatürk airport-Mahmutbey-Bayrampasa-Edirnekapı TEM was the connection road name E-6. motorway new name E-80 was changed to the of the is *Utah Olympic Oval, Kearns, Utah, United States *Vikingskipet, Hamar, Norway *Indoor Speed Skating Rink, Astana, Kazakhstan ''Skibladner'' is a sidewheel design, and her maiden voyage was on 2 August 1856, making her the world's oldest paddle steamer still in timetabled service. Originally intended to provide passage from the train station (Rail transport in Norway) in Eidsvoll to the towns of Hamar, Gjøvik, and Lillehammer along Mjøsa, she still operates the same route, but now offers scenic tours and cultural events during the summer months. Wikipedia:Hamar Commons:Category:Hamar

annual world

Henry won the gold medal in the 500 m at the 1952 Winter Olympics held in Oslo, Norway in front of 28,000 people at Bislett Stadium (Bislett stadion) in a time of 43.2 seconds. Two weeks later, he won the same title in the annual World Meet at Hamar, Norway. His 1952 Olympic Gold Medal time was one tenth of one second short of the record time set in 1948 by Finn Helgesen of Norway. - Vang (Vang, Hedmark) Incorporated into Hamar Hamar 1992 - His best year so far was 2002. He won silver at the World Sprint Championships in Hamar and went on to become Olympic Champion on the 500 m at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. This made him the first American to win the 500 m since fellow Madison native Eric Heiden won the event in 1980. Heiden was in attendance as the team orthopedist. - 1895 (1895 World Allround Speed Skating Championships) Wikipedia:Hamar Commons:Category:Hamar


to northern parts of inland Norway. Eastern parts of Eidsvoll were for a short time the site of a minor gold rush when gold was found in 1758, and these areas are still known as ''Gullverket'', (the Gold works). In 1854, Eidsvoll became the end point for the first railroad line in Norway (Rail transport in Norway) from Oslo. This became the transit point for travel with the steamship Skibladner to Hamar, Gjøvik, and Lillehammer. Geography Ringsaker

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Ruins , Hamar, Hedmark *Various stave churches

national record

Championships for the homecrowd in Heerenveen. She won the 2006-07 Speed Skating World Cup in the 1500 m after winning two of the six races, as well as the 1000 m during the World Cup Final in Calgary. At the 2007 World Distance Championships (2007 World Single Distance Speed Skating Championships) she won gold medals in the 1000 m, breaking the national record, and the 1500 m. With Renate Groenewold and Paulien van Deutekom she won silver in the team pursuit behind Canada. Monsen edited the newspaper ''Demokraten (Arbeideren (Hamar))'' from 1913 to 1916 and was a member of Hamar city council from 1907 to 1945, serving as mayor in 1916–1919. He was elected to the Parliament of Norway from the Market towns of Hedmark and Oppland counties in 1922, and was re-elected on six occasions. He represented the Labour Party, except for the term 1925–1927 when he represented the Communist Party. During his last term, from December 10, 1945 to January 10, 1949, he was the President of the Storting. Wikipedia:Hamar Commons:Category:Hamar

short track

years. Also situated in Hamar is the Hamar Olympic Amphitheatre which hosted the figure skating and short track speed skating events of the 1994 Winter Olympics. The figure skating competition was highly anticipated. It featured Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding, who drew most of the media attention, however the gold medal was won by Oksana Baiul of Ukraine. The centre of Hamar is the pedestrian walkway in the middle of town, with the library, cinema and farmer's

-weather countries. New events were two new distances in short track speed skating (Short track speed skating at the 1994 Winter Olympics) and aerials (Freestyle skiing at the 1994 Winter Olympics), while speed skating (Speed skating at the 1994 Winter Olympics) was moved indoors. Nearly two million people spectated the games, which were the first to have the Olympic truce in effect. The games were succeeded by the 1994 Paralympics from 10 to 19 March.

''' is a city in Hedmark, Norway, facing the impressive Mjøsa lake. The city, which has a population of 31,000, was first established in the middle of the 11th century, but destroyed by a Swedish army in 1567. In 1849 the city was re-established, and is now the largest city in the Norwegian inland (i.e. the counties not connected to the ocean). During the 1994 Winter Olympics three of the sporting events were held in Hamar: Figure skating, short track speed skating and speed skating


settlement_type Municipality (Municipalities of Norway) name Hamar county Hedmark idnumber 0403

'''Hamar''' is a town (List of cities in Norway) and municipality (Municipalities of Norway) in Hedmark county (Counties of Norway), Norway. It is part of the traditional region (Districts of Norway) of Hedmarken. The administrative centre of the municipality is the town of Hamar. The municipality of Hamar was separated from Vang (Vang, Hedmark) as a town and municipality of its own in 1849. Vang was merged back into Hamar on 1 January 1992.

The town is located on the shores of Mjøsa, Norway's largest lake, and is the principal city of Hedmark county. It is bordered to the northwest by the municipality of Ringsaker, to the north by Åmot, to the east by Løten, and to the south by Stange.

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