Harald Økern

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameHarald Johannes•Økern
Used nameHarald•Økern
Born19 January 1898 in Bærum (NOR)
Died17 August 1977 in Bærum (NOR)
AffiliationsBærum Skiklubb, Bærum (NOR)
NOC Norway


Harald Økern came to national attention in 1919 when he placed seventh in the Holmenkollen Nordic combined event. The year after he was Norwegian champion, and in 1922 won the event at Holmenkollen. In 1924 he had a great year, winning both the national championship and Holmenkollen. His fourth place in the Olympic Games was a disappointment for him. In 1925, his last season as a top skier, Økern defended his national championship and placed second at Holmenkollen. He was awarded the Holmenkollen medal in 1924. His nephew Olav Økern competed in cross-country skiing in the 1948 and 1952 games.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1924 Winter Olympics Nordic Combined (Skiing) NOR Harald Økern
Individual, Men (Olympic) 4

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