Reidar Ødegård

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games, Competed in Olympic Games (non-medal events)
Full nameReidar•Ødegård
Used nameReidar•Ødegård
Born24 November 1901 in Lillehammer (NOR)
Died11 April 1972 in Lillehammer (NOR)
Measurements177 cm
AffiliationsLillehammer Skiklub, Lillehammer (NOR)
NOC Norway


Reidar Ødegård’s specialty as a skier was the shorter cross-country distances. Both at Holmenkollen and in the Norwegian Championships only Nordic Combined and the 50 km cross-country race (in the national championship 30 km) were on the program until 1933, when ski jumping and 18 km cross-country were included on the program. A decent ski jumper, he won the B-class in Nordic Combined at Holmenkollen in 1925, while his best placing in the A-class was 17th in 1927. In the 1928 games, besides taking the bronze medal in the 18 km cross-country race, he was also a member of the winning Norwegian military patrol team. He later tried the demanding 50 km Holmenkollen race, his best placement being 13th in 1931.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1928 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) NOR Reidar Ødegård
18 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze
Military Ski Patrol (Skiing) NOR Reidar Ødegård
Military Ski Patrol, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) Norway 1

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