Internet search
Name News
English Norwegian

Jo Inge Bjørnebye

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameJo Inge•Bjørnebye
Used nameJo Inge•Bjørnebye
Born31 October 1946 in Våler (NOR)
Died24 March 2013 in Elverum (NOR)
Measurements174 cm / 72 kg
AffiliationsVåler IL, Våler (NOR)
NOC(s) Norway


Jo Inge Bjørnebye was born on the farm of Sjurderud in Våler municipality, one of the biggest farms in the area. In the late 1960s he emerged as one of Norway’s leading ski jumpers, participating in the 1968 and 1972 Winter Olympics. His best international placing was a fourth place in the 1970-71 Four-Hills Tournament at Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Bjørnebye married and was the father of two sons and one daughter. One of his sons, Stig Inge Bjørnebye, was a well-known footballer, with a professional career in Liverpool and Blackburn and with 75 caps for Norway. Jo Inge Bjørnebye worked in the insurance business in Oslo for several years, but later moved to Elverum and worked in a property company. In the autumn of 2011 he was diagnosed with cancer, and died 1½ years later.


Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1968 Winter Olympics Ski Jumping (Skiing) Normal Hill, Individual, Men Olympic 31 Representing Norway    
1972 Winter Olympics Ski Jumping (Skiing) Normal Hill, Individual, Men Olympic 51 Representing Norway    
  Large Hill, Individual, Men Olympic 34