Oslo 1952

Games Trivia

At the 1952 Oslo Games, The Winter Olympic flame was lit for the first time. Unlike the flame of the Summer Games, this flame was lit in the hearth of the Morgedal house in Norway, birthplace of Sondre Noreheim, the great pioneer of modern skiing.

The flame was then relayed by 94 skiers to Oslo, 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. 

Eigil Nansen