Stein Eriksen

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Birthday
11, 1927
Birthplace
Oslo, Norway
Death Date
Dec 27, 2015 (88)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
11, 1927
Birthplace
Oslo, Norway
Death Date
Dec 27, 2015 (88)

About

Norwegian alpine skier who won four gold medals in the 1950s, one of them an Olympic gold medal from the 1952 Oslo Olympics.

Before Fame

He met family friend Willy Bogner, a renowned skier, who inspired young Stein to take up slalom.

Trivia

He conquered the world of slalom at 22, then revolutionized the sport by teaching new athletes.

Family Life

His father was an Olympic gymnast and his brother, Marius Eriksen, Jr., was a World War II fighter ace in the Royal Norwegian Air Force.

Associated With

He and explorer Roald Amundsen were both products of Norway's cold climate.