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Ivar Formo

Full name: Ivar Formo
Gender: Male
Height: 6-2 (188 cm)
Weight: 172 lbs (78 kg)
Born: June 24, 1951 in Oslo, Oslo, Norway
Died: December 26, 2006 in Store Sandungen, Oslo, Norway
Affiliations: Lyn, Oslo (NOR)
Country: NOR Norway
Sport: Cross Country Skiing

Medals: 1 Gold, 2 Silver, 1 Bronze (4 Total)

Biography

Ivar Formo's greatest victory came in the 1976 Olympics. In a well-paced race, he beat all opponents in the prestigious 50 km competition. Four years earlier, Formo had won bronze in the 15 km event. He also medalled with the Norwegian relay team, finishing second at the 1972 and 1976 Olympics, and third at the 1974 and 1978 World Championships. A six-time Norwegian champion in cross country skiing, Formo was also an excelling orienteering competitor. In 1974, he was part of the Norwegian team that won a bronze medal in the relay competition at the World Championships. For his exploits in two different sports, he was awarded Egebergs Ærespris in 1973. In 1975 he won the Holmenkollen medal. Formo, a six-time Norwegian champion, later joined the International Skiing Federation (FIS) as chairman of the cross-country committee. In 2006, Formo drowned in the Store Sandungen Lake, having gone there for a running and skating trip.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Winter 20 Sapporo Cross Country Skiing Men's 15 kilometres Norway NOR 3 Bronze
1972 Winter 20 Sapporo Cross Country Skiing Men's 4 × 10 kilometres Relay Norway NOR 2 Silver
1976 Winter 24 Innsbruck Cross Country Skiing Men's 15 kilometres Norway NOR 5
1976 Winter 24 Innsbruck Cross Country Skiing Men's 30 kilometres Norway NOR 11
1976 Winter 24 Innsbruck Cross Country Skiing Men's 50 kilometres Norway NOR 1 Gold
1976 Winter 24 Innsbruck Cross Country Skiing Men's 4 × 10 kilometres Relay Norway NOR 2 Silver

Men's 15 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R I2T I2R
1972 Winter 20 Sapporo Cross Country Skiing Norway Final Standings 3 46:02.68 15:07.72 8 31:24.34 3
1976 Winter 24 Innsbruck Cross Country Skiing Norway Final Standings 5 45:29.11 22:02.53 5 33:24.75 5

Men's 30 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R I2T I2R
1976 Winter 24 Innsbruck Cross Country Skiing Norway Final Standings 11 1-33:01.68 31:09.40 1 1-02:40.62 5

Men's 50 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R I2T I2R I3T I3R
1976 Winter 24 Innsbruck Cross Country Skiing Norway Final Standings 1 2-37:30.05 46:08.01 5 1-17:21.32 3 2-05:29.91 1

Men's 4 × 10 kilometres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T ET ER
1972 Winter 20 Sapporo Cross Country Skiing Norway NOR Final Standings 2 31:16.78 1-33:25.27 1
1976 Winter 24 Innsbruck Cross Country Skiing Norway NOR Final Standings 2 31:35.98 1-38:44.60 2
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