WHAT is the peculiarity of to be English? Oh well, who knows. It is quirky, it is easier to draw up. For example, that høytaleranleggene on the upper secondary schools up through the 1970s was turned on max so everyone got to hear radiosendingene with skøyteløperne in frikvarterene.
There was school on Saturday at the time, and it was Knut Bjørnsen and Per Jorsett in each pair. Rappkjefta, elegant Bjørnsen with the conversation and fit pertentlige Jorsett with the numbers.
And what numbers.
He painted the golden age of the national sport, skating lap times.
IT is such skills that over time shapes culture. Through radio and TV was Per Jorsett the very concept of the Norwegian idrettsresultater. It gave him a very special impact.Kommentatorlegenden Per Jorsett is dead
For it was the this skøtekommentatoren as on the marvelous show was the reason why the Norwegian sportskultur gathered around the concept of: Where were you when Oddvar Abrupt broke the stake?
actually, it was not the sun even over the Suburbs and the februardagen in 1982 when this really happened; this national TV event that was to our shared national memory, so that we all knew where we were.
And know where we belong to.
I was at least down at the skistadion. An old WORLD accreditation a place in the attic reminds me of it, plus a few feet as still freezes too easily in the cold because I walked for hours in wet shoes in the løssnøen and the confusion around jurybua while we were waiting on the decision.
was Oddvar with its bad glide really liked with sovjetrusseren Alexander Zavjalov over the goal?
EVEN he says that he was first. With høyrehånda to and with.
Exactly what is physiologically interesting. For if you do not exactly remember where you were when this wand broke, is there any way to see for themselves målpasseringen for hundreds of TV-replays:
•• Zavjalov in the middle of the seiersbrølet past its Norwegian competitor with Oddvar in sklitaklingposisjon farthest from the camera as a medium stiff me 5.division-back in order to retrieve the lost centimeterne.
But is it really physically possible to get the hand first in a successful sliding tackle?
LIKE could guaranteed Per Jorsett counted out the correct answer. He had made it on the second. But we forgot to ask. No matter, he ensured that we in the Newspaper eight years later, the promise before the event.
Then we sat down in the newsroom in Akersgata with the launch of a new sportsmagasin. This was in papirtabloidenes best days. No competing TV-channels, just a huge radio station and no Internet.
Sportsleserne was our and now they should get a separate tray along with the usual newspaper every Monday.
FOR to do the extra something around the event we had purchased the rights to the classic idrettsavisa Sportsmanden and retrieved the already then legendary Per Jorsett to Both team. He had worked his way up through the Sportsmanden in the 1950s, and now should the ring be on the sistesida to Dagbladet new sportsmagasin.
But then we needed a regular column also.
And then came the inventive reportasjesjefen Jon Haaland on it with Oddvar Abrupt and the stake. A perfect mix to Per Jorsett, Sportsmanden and Dagbladet new sportsatsing.
REST is a Norwegian contemporary history. When the sport was all-encompassing folk culture in Norway, and our boys and girls won all through the 1990s, came the broken rod to Oddvar Abrupt on the gold bandwagon as a national icon.
The fairly innocent episode up stafettsporet at the entrance to the skistadion in the Suburbs was the term for it to be a Norwegian; you remembered where you were as a sleepy Russian careened against Oddvar Abrupt that came in indresporet in an irresistibly jerk from behind.
THIS the concept of live, and it also makes the good memories of all the joy and heat as Per Jorsett spread through his precise but wonderful, little selvhøytidelige juggling with numbers.
it is liberating when a genius is fit pertentlig in the midst of all his knowledge. As Per Jorsett sent a personal gift that we could use to one or another Both competition a few years ago, he chose a tie with a distinct spot of mustard.
Skøyteis, lap timing, hot dogs with mustard.
It is the Norwegian culture at its best.
Thank you; Per Jorsett.Oddvar kept the appointment with his deceased friend