On Thursday came the news that NRK profiler Gunnar Grimstad has died.
Grimstad passed away on Tuesday. He would have turned 83 next Saturday.
NTB has been in contact with the family, who agree that the death is discussed.
Grimstad covered 13 Olympic Games as a journalist. He is best known for having commented on handball, cross-country skiing, rowing and paddling. His last Olympics as a journalist was Athens in 2004.
In 1992, during the Olympics in Barcelona, he got carried away in the commentary box when Siri Eftedal scored the winning goal against the Soviet Union and secured a Norwegian final ticket.
For over 30 of his years at NRK, he worked with Arne Scheie. Scheie, who himself retired in 2014, has fond memories of his time as a colleague with Grimstad.
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He particularly highlights the first years at NRK, where they worked together with Hopp.
– He was a very good colleague. Some of my first tasks at NRK were with Gunnar. We commented on the last WC gold in wooden skiing in Falun in 1974, where Magne Myrmo won, and Ivar Formo’s Olympic gold in 1976, explains Scheie.
After that, Scheie was given responsibility for jumping, while Grimstad had cross-country skiing together with the now deceased Jon Herwig Carlsen.
– But we met at work in the editorial office. It was very rewarding to work with Gunnar, and he meant a lot to me. He already had an NRK career when I joined NRK, and was a teacher for me when it came to this thing about TV and how to work, Scheie describes.
Grimstad also played handball at the top level for the Oslo club Arild. In addition, he was active in rowing for the Norwegian Student Rowing Club.
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