“Mora-Nisse” turned 90 years old June 25.
One of Sweden’s most beloved sport profiles, Nils â€Mora-Nisseâ€ Karlsson turned 90 years old on June 25.
He is one of the greatest skiers of all time. â€Mora-Nisseâ€ captured Olympic gold in the 50-kilometer in St. Moritz in 1948, he won in Holmenkollen three times, won the Swedish Vasaloppet nine (!) times and won 17 Swedish championships.
He participated in about 275 competitions throughout his career.
Mora-Nisse used his knowledge to help develop Swedish skisport. He was the leader of the Swedish Skifederation's cross country committee from 1954-1966. He was also leader for Sweden’s Olympic and World Championship teams in these years.
â€Mora-Nisseâ€ was chief of race of Vasaloppet for 17 years.
No one has meant as much for Mora and Vasaloppet as Mora-Nisse Karlsson.