Special Olympics Norway

The Norwegian Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Confederation of Sports (NIF). NIF is an umbrella organisation which organises all national sports federations(1) in Norway.

NIF has approximately 2.100.000 memberships (2) and consists of 55 national federations, 11 regional confederations (3), app. 366 sports councils (4) and approximately 11.000 clubs.

The General Assembly of NIF is the supreme governing body of organised sport, and is held every fourth year. Special Olympics Norway is a part of NIF and was accredited in January 2015.

1) The federations organise and manage individual sports
2) The amount of memberships must not be confused with the number of members. A person may be registered as a member in several sports.
3) The regional confederations serve as collective bodies for sports within each of Norway's 11 counties.
4) The sport councils form part of NIF’s organisational structure, and consist of all sports clubs in the municipalities which are members of NIF.

Special Olympics Norway Board:

  • Vibecke Sørensen, Chair of Board and Vice President of Executive Board NIF (The Norwegian Sports Federation and the Olympic and Paralympic Committee)
  • Kent Daniel Danielsen, Athlete Representative, Ullensaker Golfklubb
  • Christian H. Johansen, The Norwegian Golf Federation
  • Åse Torheim, Special Olympics International
  • Jan Olav Sørlie, The Norwegian Floorball Association 
  • Eirik Dahl, The Norwegian Association for det Disabled
  • Eva Skei, The Norwegian Handball Association

Contact information:
Tel: +47 21 02 90 00
Fax: +47 21 02 90 01
E-mail: specialolympics.norge@idrettsforbundet.no

Sognsveien 73, 0855 Oslo

Postal address:
Norges idrettsforbund og olympiske og paralympiske komité
0840 Oslo, Norway