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Saturday, January 4, 2014

World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen voted 'Name of the Year 2013' by Norwegian Sports Journalists

Posted by World Chess Championship 2013 News Blog Saturday, January 4, 2014
World Chess Magnus Carlsen of Norway continues to wow experts and fans alike. Norway sports journalists have also voted World Chess Champion the Sportsperson of 2013: The Name of Sports 2013, to be specific. This is the first time a chess player (as expected) has been voted to the title by the journalists. 

Norwegian news agency NTB has reported that Norwegian Sports Journalists' Association voted for the chess prodigy ahead of Suzann Pettersen - Norway's golf queen! 
The award is given out annually in Norway since its inception in 1948. The final votes' list was: 1) Magnus Carlsen, chess 147 points, 2) Suzann Pettersen, golf 98, 3) Tora Berger, biathlon 24, 4) Marit Bjoergen, cross 22, 5) Aksel Lund Svindal, Alpine 17, 6) UEFA Europa Svendsen, biathlon 14, 7) Mats Zuccarello Aasen, ice hockey 13, 8) Anders Bardal jumps 8, 9) Strømsgodset soccer 5, 10) Karl-Erik Bohn, handball 4, 11) Cecilia Brækhus, boxing, Carl Yngvar Christiansen, powerlifting, Johaug, cross country and Egil Olsen, football 1

The winners since 2000:2013: Magnus Carlsen, chess
2012: Tora Berger, biathlon
2011: Alexander Dale Oen, swimming
2010: Thor Hushovd, cycling
2009: Petter Northug, cross country
2008: Andreas Thorkildsen, athletics
2007: Aksel Lund Svindal, alpine ski racer
2006: Kjetil André Aamodt, alpine ski racer
2005: Marit Bjoergen, cross country
2004: Andreas Thorkildsen, athletics
2003: Petter Solberg, motorsport
2002: Ole Einar Bjoerndalen, biathlon
2001: Olaf Tufte, rowing
2000: Trine Hattestad, athletics.

Monday, December 30, 2013

Magnus Carlsen Likes the Richest Duck in the World! (Must-watch Interview with Mads A. Andersen of VGTV)

Posted by World Chess Championship 2013 News Blog Monday, December 30, 2013
VGTV's Mads A. Andersen meets World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway. The Chess World Champion talks about how everything went his way in Chennai, the rumours, the nightmares, the obsessions, his embarrassing meeting with a Bond babe... and lots more!

The World Chess Champion talks about nibbling nuts, drinking chocolate milk in Chennai, a Tal-Botvinnik book superstition, his energy levels, studying chess... and more... including training in Oman. 

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Okay not Nominated in Norway Athlete of Year Poll: World Chess Champ Magnus Carlsen; Fans Disagree!

Posted by World Chess Championship 2013 News Blog Saturday, December 14, 2013
World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen's bio on his Facebook page states he is an "athlete". However, Norway's National Athletics Federation disagrees and has not included him in the nominations for 'Norway’s Best Male Athlete of the Year' poll. 

Norway's annual sports gala takes place January 4, 2014 and has the World Chess Champion nominated in other categories: Årets navn (The Name of the Year) and Åpen klasse (Open class). 
The World Chess Champion, on his part, is happy with the nominations and “understands that he can’t be nominated as male athlete of the year” in Norway, according to his manager Espen Agdestein who spoke to NRK. Agdestein told NRK, "He thinks it’s nice to be nominated for the two titles at the gala."

Aftenpost quotes former World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov as saying, "Carlsen is a victim of stupid prejudices”. Kasparov feels, "If we had a prize for the best athlete in the world, I think he would have won.” Kasparov said Magnus Carlsen was “bigger than Norway’ with an important role that extends far beyond Norway’s borders.  

The Norwegian Chess Federation (Norges Sjakkforbund) is not a part of the National Athletics Federation which, technically seems is a logical reason for disallowing World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen, or any other chess player in Norway, from being nominated.

Magnus Carlsen fans took to social media sites to vent their anger these last few days on his exclusion from the nomination for the title. -- Team Chess Mag B&W

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Michael Kosta (Fox Sports) on Why you Should Date Chess World Champion Magnus Carlsen!

Posted by World Chess Championship 2013 News Blog Thursday, November 28, 2013

International comedian Michael Kosta of Fox Sports Discusses Why you Should Date Chess World Champion Magnus Carlsen! Was this just the article you were waiting for? Stop being a pawn in love, date the King, suggests Michael Kosta! Too funny!

Comedian Michael Kosta (official website) lends his trademark banter to the conversation each day on Crowd Goes Wild. Known primarily for his humor and sarcastic wit, Kosta also brings a sports background to the FOX Sports family. He played tennis professionally and at the University of Illinois, where he won four Big Ten championships, and was an assistant tennis coach at the University of Michigan.