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The Bislett Games is an annual track and field event at the Bislett Stadion in Oslo, Norway that takes place in June, just in the middle of the summer. It is part of the IAAF Golden League, marking the start of its new season.
Arne Haukvik was the founder the games in 1965, a former politician and director of the meeting, who used to invite the athletes, sponsors and the press to his home for his traditional “strawberry party” the day before the event each year. He died of cancer in 2002 at age 76. The tradition however is continued.
The Bislett Stadion was used for speed skating events at the Olympics, but nowadays it has better known for its Bislett Games athletics meeting. These games attracted the best track and field athletes from all over the world, and 61 world records have been set on its forgiving, brick-colored track so far. Due to the building of the new Bislett Stadion in Oslo, scheduled to start in April 2004, the traditional athletics meeting was staged in Bergen in 2004.
- 5000m women 14:24:68 Elvan Abeylegesse, Turkey
- 5000m women Junior 14:30:88 Tirunesh Dibaba , Ethiopia
- Javelin throw women 69.48m Trine Solberg-Hattestad , Norway
- 10000m men 26:31:32 Haile Gebreselasie , Ethiopia
- 10000m men 26:58:38 Yobes Ondieki , Kenya
- 10000m women 30:13:74 Ingrid Kristiansen, Norway
- 5000m women 14:58:89 Ingrid Kristiansen, Norway
- 10000m women 30:59:42 Ingrid Kristiansen, Norway
- 5000m men 13:00:41 David Moorcroft , United Kingdom
- 3000m women 8:46:6 Grete Waitz, Norway
- 3000m women 8:45:4 Grete Waitz, Norway
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