Reidar Andersen  (deceased)

Year Inducted: 1971

Date and place of birth:  April 20, 1911, Norway

Date and place of death: December 15, 1991, Norway

Reidar Andersen, was an outstanding Nordic-combined skier who won the prestigious King's Cup at the Holmenkollen, in Norway, three times. Twice an Olympian (1932 and 1936) he is remembered best for his tour of the United States in 1939 when he won 18 ski jumping tournaments including the International Championship Tournament at the San Francisco Worlds Fair and the National Championship Tournament in St. Paul, Minnesota.  During World War Two he was a member of the famous "Snoballen" ski troops.  Following the war he conducted another tour of North America to promote Nordic skiing. 


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