Norway at the 2004 Summer Olympics
was represented by The Norwegian Olympic Committee and Confederation of Sports.
Norway first participated in the 1900 Summer Olympics
and has since competed in all Olympic summer games except for the 1904 Games
and the 1980 Games
which Norway boycotted. Historically, Norway's strongest sports have been sailing
Results by event
Norway's only athletics medal in Athens came as somewhat of a surprise, as Andreas Thorkildsen
had placed only 11th at the 2003 Worlds
, and qualified for the final in 8th place. However, Thorkildsen set a personal best with his second throw, and was the only thrower to top 85 metres, let alone 86 metres. While he earned three extra throws as part of the top eight, he did not complete any of them, as no one managed to threaten his leading mark.
The only other top-20 places Norway earned in Athletics both came in race walking, as Sydney silver medalist Kjersti Plätzer
placed 12th, around a minute behind the medal positions in the women's 20 km walk, and Trond Nymark
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