- It is almost surreal how good this meeting seems to be. And the weather gods agree and promise sun and summer, he continues.
At the last review, around 70 percent of the eight best-ranked athletes in the world were on the starting lists. Then we are talking about a mini World Championships.
- It is fun to be a Norwegian organizer when Norwegian athletics experience what they do during the day.
Now it is no longer just the Olympic champions Karsten Warholm and Jakob Ingebrigtsen who fill the stands to the breaking point, but a whole group of Norwegian athletes spread over many events, he says.
- We have probably 13 athletes who have won a total of 25 WC golds and another 16 athletes with a total of 16 Olympic golds.
- This in addition to four reigning world record holders; Wayde van Niekerk, Armand Duplantis, Karsten Warholm and Yulimar Rojas.
- The Oslo Bislett Games 2023 will go down in the history books. Now that it is no longer possible to get tickets, all that is left to do is to encourage those who were not out quickly enough to be present to sit down in front of the TV screens on Thursday and follow the TV-broadcast, he says