Full name: Odd Roar LofterÃ¸d
Height: 6-4.5 (195 cm)
Weight: 220 lbs (100 kg)
Born: April 8, 1947 in Oslo, Oslo, Norway
Died: September 14, 2012 in Oslo, Oslo, Norway
Affiliations: KNS, Oslo (NOR)
Related Olympians: Brother of BjÃ¸rn LofterÃ¸d.
Odd Roar grew up with his brother BjÃ¸rn by the sea in Oslo, and started competitive sailing at the age of 11. He continued sailing until 2010 when he was 63-years-old. During his career he competed in many different classes, but it was in the Flying Dutchman and Star that he had his greatest success â on many occasions with his brother. Odd Roar was selected to compete in the Soling Class at the 1980 Moskva Olympics, but unfortunately for him Norway boycotted the Games.
After no success in the half-tonners World Championship LofterÃ¸d had greater success in 1987 in the one-tonner World Championship, this time as a helmsman for [Crown Prince Harald]âs boat Fram V. The crew were crowned champions, one of the biggest achievements in Norwegian sailing history.
LofterÃ¸d imported Laser boats for business early in his private life, and helped this class of boat become very popular in Norway. He lived for many years in Switzerland building the family business Odlo, which became one of the best-known producers of sportswear in Europe.
|1968 Summer||21||Ciudad de MÃ©xico||Sailing||Mixed Two Person Heavyweight Dinghy||Norway||NOR||5|
|1972 Summer||25||MÃ¼nchen||Sailing||Mixed Two Person Keelboat||Norway||NOR||15|
|1972 Summer||25||MÃ¼nchen||Sailing||Norway||NOR||BjÃ¸rn LofterÃ¸d||Final Standings||1972-08-29||101.0||121.0|
|1972 Summer||25||MÃ¼nchen||Sailing||Norway||NOR||BjÃ¸rn LofterÃ¸d||Race One||1972-08-29||20.0||2-57:57|
|1972 Summer||25||MÃ¼nchen||Sailing||Norway||NOR||BjÃ¸rn LofterÃ¸d||Race Two||1972-08-30||20.0||2-54:50|
|1972 Summer||25||MÃ¼nchen||Sailing||Norway||NOR||BjÃ¸rn LofterÃ¸d||Race Three||1972-08-31||18.0||2-36:32|
|1972 Summer||25||MÃ¼nchen||Sailing||Norway||NOR||BjÃ¸rn LofterÃ¸d||Race Four||1972-09-01||15.0||2-21:51|
|1972 Summer||25||MÃ¼nchen||Sailing||Norway||NOR||BjÃ¸rn LofterÃ¸d||Race Five||1972-09-04||18.0||2-25:23|
|1972 Summer||25||MÃ¼nchen||Sailing||Norway||NOR||BjÃ¸rn LofterÃ¸d||Race Six||1972-09-05||17.0||3-12:00|
|1972 Summer||25||MÃ¼nchen||Sailing||Norway||NOR||BjÃ¸rn LofterÃ¸d||Race Seven||1972-09-08||13.0||2-41:28|
|1968 Summer||21||Ciudad de MÃ©xico||Sailing||Norway||NOR||BjÃ¸rn LofterÃ¸d||Final Standings||1968-10-14||52.4||88.4|
|1968 Summer||21||Ciudad de MÃ©xico||Sailing||Norway||NOR||BjÃ¸rn LofterÃ¸d||Race One||1968-10-14||3.0|
|1968 Summer||21||Ciudad de MÃ©xico||Sailing||Norway||NOR||BjÃ¸rn LofterÃ¸d||Race Two||1968-10-15||3.0|
|1968 Summer||21||Ciudad de MÃ©xico||Sailing||Norway||NOR||BjÃ¸rn LofterÃ¸d||Race Three||1968-10-16||13.0|
|1968 Summer||21||Ciudad de MÃ©xico||Sailing||Norway||NOR||BjÃ¸rn LofterÃ¸d||Race Four||1968-10-17||11.7|
|1968 Summer||21||Ciudad de MÃ©xico||Sailing||Norway||NOR||BjÃ¸rn LofterÃ¸d||Race Five||1968-10-19||11.7|
|1968 Summer||21||Ciudad de MÃ©xico||Sailing||Norway||NOR||BjÃ¸rn LofterÃ¸d||Race Six||1968-10-20||36.0|
|1968 Summer||21||Ciudad de MÃ©xico||Sailing||Norway||NOR||BjÃ¸rn LofterÃ¸d||Race Seven||1968-10-21||10.0|