IGAF Worldwide and its Norway Member Firm Celebrate 2010 Olympic Games

IGAF Worldwide and its Norway member firm Svindal Leidland Myhrer & Co. will long have reason to celebrate the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver, British Columbia. Firm partner Bjorn Svindal watched jubilantly as his son, Aksel Lund Svindal, skied his way into the record books, with three medals for his home country. Aksel won silver in the men’s downhill and took gold in the men’s super-G, besting Americans Bode Miller and Andrew Weibrecht, and rounded out his trio of medals, taking bronze in the men’s giant slalom.

Svinda’s success in the 2010 Olympic Games is even more poignant because it is a majestic comeback following a crash in 2007 that threatened to remove him from the sport.

In addition to his Olympic medals, he has won five World Championship medals, four World Cup discipline titles and 13 World Cup races. Bjorn Svindal is his son’s biggest fan, and he attends most of his races. The NBC official Olympics Web site features an excellent biography of the skier and a video interview with his father, including footage that shows him watching his son ski to gold, at www.nbcolympics.com/news-features/news/newsid=259167.html.