Organising sporting events in Oslo

Sporting events in Oslo

See what makes Oslo the perfect city for your next sporting event.

We promise you: 

An experienced and well-equipped host city

Oslo has hosted numerous large sporting events, including the 1952 Winter Olympics and world championships in biathlon, figure skating, archery, handball, cycling and many other kinds of sports. X Games was held here in 2016, and Oslo has hosted the annual international summer athletics event Bislett Games since 1965.

Oslo’s vast forest areas and fjordside location provide great conditions for outdoor competitions of many kinds, and several state of the art facilities are available to host indoor events.


Holmenkollen arena
Holmenkollen arena
Photo: VisitOSLO/Tord Baklund


An enthusiastic local audience

The people of Oslo love their sports, and few things mobilise the Oslopolitans more than large sporting events in their hometown (it’s not for nothing that the annual Holmenkollen Ski Festival is called "the second national day of Norway”). In Oslo, all athletes will be greeted by an enthusiastic local audience – all year round.



A compact, safe and exciting environment

Oslo is a compact city, and distances between the arenas and other parts of city life are short. Delegates and spectactors will arrive in a host city that is safe and easy to maneuver, and with a lot to offer outside the stadiums.

Oslo Visitors and Convention Bureau provides free information on Oslo as a venue for sporting events. Contact us today to learn more about the possibilities of hosting your sporting event in Oslo.