Magnar Solberg

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Magnar Solberg
Personal information
Full name Magnar Solberg
Born (1937-02-04) 4 February 1937 (age 81)
Soknedal, Sør-Trøndelag, Norway
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Professional information
Sport Biathlon
Olympic Games
Teams 2 (1968, 1972)
Medals 3 (2 gold)
World Championships
Teams 3 (1969, 1970, 1971)
Medals 5 (0 gold)

Magnar Solberg (born 4 February 1937) is a former Norwegian biathlete and police officer. He won a gold medal in the 20 km at the Winter Olympic Games 1968 in Grenoble, and he retained his gold medal at the Winter Olympic Games 1972 in Sapporo. In 1968 he was awarded Morgenbladets Gullmedalje. Magnar Solberg was a member of Trondhjems Skytterlag.[1]

Later, Solberg became a police officer. He became one of the officers responsible in the miscarriage of justice against Fritz Moen by adjusting a murder victims time of death in order to dismiss Moens alibi.[2]

Biathlon results

All results are sourced from the International Biathlon Union.[3]

Olympic Games

3 medals (2 gold, 1 silver)

Event Individual Relay
France 1968 Grenoble Gold Silver
Japan 1972 Sapporo Gold 4th

World Championships

5 medals (3 silver, 2 bronze)

Event Individual Relay
Template:Country data Polish People's Republic 1969 Zakopane Bronze Silver
Sweden 1970 Östersund Silver
Finland 1971 Hämeenlinna Bronze Silver
*During Olympic seasons competitions are only held for those events not included in the Olympic program.


  1. Bryhn, Rolf. "Magnar Solberg". In Henriksen, Petter. Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 4 May 2010. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Adresseavisen - Walks free after miscarriage of justice (norwegian).
  3. "Search results". IBU Datacenter. International Biathlon Union. Retrieved 20 July 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

External links

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