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Bislett Games

The Bislett Games is an annual track and field event at the Bislett stadion in Oslo, Norway that takes place as the first meeting of the IAAF Golden League.

Arne Haukvik was the founder the games in 1965, a former politician and director of the meeting, who used to invite the athletes, sponsors and the press to his home for his traditional “strawberry party” the day before the event each year. He died of cancer in 2002 at age 76. The tradition however is continued.

The Bislett stadion was used for speed skating events at the Olympics, but nowadays it has better known for its Bislett Games athletics meeting. Bislett Games attract the best track and field athletes from all over the world, and 61 world records have been set on its forgiving, brick-colored track so far. Due to the building of the new Bislett Stadion in Oslo, which started in April 2004, the traditional athletics meeting was staged on Fana stadion in Bergen in 2004 under the name Bergen Bislett Games. Bislett stadium was again used from 2005.

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  • 5000 m women 14:58.89 Ingrid Kristiansen, Norway
  • 10000 m women 30:59.42 Ingrid Kristiansen, Norway

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