FIS wants to express deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Inge Bråten. Former Norwegian national team coach Inge Bråten has died age 63 after short, serious illness. Inge Bråten is credited for bringing Norwegian Cross-Country team back on the top.
He started his mission in early 90’s and became immediately successful. As Norway’s head coach Bråten led his squad to 15 Olympic and World Championships gold medals.
At the World Championships in Val di Fiemme 1991 he was at the triple golden success of Terje Langli, Bjoern Dahlie and the relay. At the Olympic winter games in Albertville the year after Norway scored a grand slam having claimed gold medal in all men’s competitions.
The golden age continued in Falun at the World Championships 1993 with four gold medals. Bråten finished magnificent coaching career with team Norway at the Olympics in Lillehammer.
Inge Bråten was not only coach of the Norwegian squad but also led team Sweden between 2005-2007 and Canadian and Swiss Cross-Country skiers.