Kongsvinger IL
Kongsvinger Idrettslag is a Norwegian
Norway , officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a Nordic unitary constitutional monarchy whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula, Jan Mayen, and the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard and Bouvet Island. Norway has a total area of and a population of about 4.9 million...

 sports club from the city of Kongsvinger
is a town and is a municipality in Hedmark county, Norway. It is part of the traditional region of Glåmdal. The administrative centre of the municipality is the town of Kongsvinger....

 in Hedmark
is a county in Norway, bordering Sør-Trøndelag, Oppland and Akershus. The county administration is in Hamar.Hedmark makes up the northeastern part of Østlandet, the southeastern part of the country. It includes a long part of the borderline with Sweden, Dalarna County and Värmland County. The...

, founded in 1892. It is known chiefly for its football team for men, but also does or have done well in other sports.


Kongsvinger IL has an athletics section. Until 2009, it too used Gjemselund Stadion
Gjemselund stadion
Gjemselund Stadion is a football stadium in Kongsvinger, Norway and the home ground of Kongsvinger Idrettslag.Until 2008, it was also used for track and field meets, having got rubber track in 1986. The venue hosted the Norwegian Athletics Championships in 1968. The stadium received artificial turf...

, which got rubber track in 1986. In 2009, Gjemselund Stadion was converted to a football only stadium, forcing the athletics section to use other stadiums in the region. A new stadium for track and field is however planned.

Grete Kirkeberg
Grete Kirkeberg
Grete Jorunn Kirkeberg is a retired Norwegian long-distance runner who specialized in marathon races and cross-country running....

 is one of the most famous athletes from Kongsvinger IL.


Kongsvinger IL has multiple football teams, ranging from professional teams to children's teams. The professional men's team plays in the Norwegian Premier League
Norwegian Premier League
Tippeligaen is a Norwegian professional league for association football clubs. At the top of the Norwegian football league system, it is the country's primary football competition. The league is also unofficially known under its neutral name Eliteserien , although the name has never been official...

, while the women play in the Second Division (third highest).

Ice hockey

Kongsvinger Knights is Kongsvinger's ice hockey team and was founded 27 January 1961. Soon after, it became part of Kongsvinger Idrettslag. They play in the Norwegian First Division
Norwegian First Division (ice hockey)
The Norwegian First Division is the second level of ice hockey in Norway, below the GET-ligaen.-Teams:* Rosenborg IHK* Lillehammer IK 2* Furuset IF 2* Stjernen Hockey 2* Kongsvinger IL* Sparta Sarpsborg 2* Stavanger Oilers 2* IF Frisk Tigers Asker 2...



There are also clubs for handball
Team handball
Handball is a team sport in which two teams of seven players each pass a ball to throw it into the goal of the other team...

, skiing
Skiing is a recreational activity using skis as equipment for traveling over snow. Skis are used in conjunction with boots that connect to the ski with use of a binding....

, skating
Skating may refer to:*Freestyle slalom skating*Ice skating and various sub-forms:**Figure skating**Speed skating**Tour skating*Inline skating and sub-forms:**Aggressive inline skating**Inline speed skating*Road skating*Roller skating...

 and gymnastics
Gymnastics is a sport involving performance of exercises requiring physical strength, flexibility, agility, coordination, and balance. Internationally, all of the gymnastic sports are governed by the Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique with each country having its own national governing body...


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