An already tense atmosphere was given an extra charge on TV2’s Golden Goal when the show’s two presenters were armed with remote control electric shock kits primed to inflict pain on referee and players alike.
Former Premier League star Jan Aage Fjørtoft was among the victims when a team of Viasat football experts took on their counterparts from TV2.
Presenters Johan Golden and Henrik Elvestad missed no opportunity to inflict varying levels of pain on the terrified players in a piece of television history that’s as shocking as it is unmissable.
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A screen grab from footage from the 1914 centennial celebrations of Norway's constitution. Photo: YouTube
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The ceremonial cutting of a Christmas tree intended for London in 2009. Photo: Oslo City Council
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Parliament president Olemic Thommessen and Nina Elisabeth Høstmælingen Thommessen arrive at the Nobel Banquet at the Grand Hotel in December. Photo: Fredrik Varfjell/NTB Scanpix
The president of the Norwegian parliament has defended his decision not to meet the Dalai Lama when he comes to Oslo next month, arguing that to do so would destroy years of painstaking work to mend relations with China. READ () »
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The Dalai Lama visiting Oslo in 2005. Photo: Håkon Mosvsvold Larsen/Scanpix
Norway's parliament has been accused of cowardice after it declined to offer an official meeting to the Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of the Tibetan people, when he visits Norway next month. READ () »
Kåre Halvorsen chases the MorpHex rolling robot. Photo: Screen Grab YouTube.