Svendsen is a Norwegian and Danish surname. It was originally a patronymic which means "son of Svend".

Notable people with the surname include:

See also

1949 All England Badminton Championships

The 1949 All England Championships was a badminton tournament held at the Harringay Arena, London, England from 2–5 March 1949.

2008–09 Biathlon World Cup

The 2008–09 Biathlon World Cup was a multi-race tournament over a season of biathlon, organised by the International Biathlon Union. The season started on 2 December 2008 in Östersund, Sweden and ends on 29 March 2009 in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia.

2009–10 Biathlon World Cup

The 2009–10 Biathlon World Cup was a multi-race tournament over a season of biathlon, organised by the International Biathlon Union. The season started 2 December 2009 in Östersund, Sweden and ended 28 March 2010 with the Mixed Relay World Championships in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia. Races of the season were broadcast in Europe on Eurosport channel.

2010–11 Biathlon World Cup

The 2010–11 Biathlon World Cup was a multi-race tournament over a season of biathlon, organised by the International Biathlon Union. The season started on 29 November 2010 in Östersund, Sweden and ended 20 March 2011 in Holmenkollen, Norway.

2011–12 Biathlon World Cup

The 2011–12 Biathlon World Cup was a multi-race tournament over a season of biathlon, organised by the International Biathlon Union. The season started on 30 November 2011 in Östersund, Sweden and ended on 18 March 2012 in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia.

2012–13 Biathlon World Cup

The 2012–13 Biathlon World Cup was a multi-race tournament over a season of biathlon, organised by the International Biathlon Union. The season started on 25 November 2012 in Östersund, Sweden and ended on 17 March 2013 in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia.

Bente Thorsen

Bente Thorsen (born 31 October 1958 in Karmøy) is a Norwegian politician representing the Progress Party. She has been a member of the Storting since following the 2009 parliamentary election as Rogaland's 12th representative. She was a deputy representative between 2005 and 2009.Prior to her election to parliament, Thorsen was a member of the Karmøy municipality council from 1987, and also a member of the formannskap between 1995 and 2009. She has been a member of the Rogaland county council between 1991 and 1995, and again between 1999 and 2003.Ahead of the 2009 election, Thorsen was nominated as the Progress Party's fourth candidate on the Rogaland ballot. Following the election there was some confusion about the result because of a calculation error at Statistics Norway which showed that Karmøy mayor Kjell Arvid Svendsen (KrF) had won the 12th seat instead of Thorsen. When this was corrected, it turned out that Thorsen had won the seat and that Svendsen was out.After finishing grade school in 1974, Thorsen entered the Bergeland vocational school to train as a hairdresser. This was her profession until 2009.

Bodil Thirstedt

Bodil Margrethe Thirstedt-Svendsen (born November 4, 1916, date of death unknown) was a Danish sprint canoeist who competed from the late 1930s to the early 1950s. She won three medals at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships with a gold (K-2 500 m: 1948) and two bronzes (K-1 600 m, K-2 600 m: both 1938).

Svendsen also competed in the K-1 500 m event at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, but was eliminated in the heats. Her husband, Axel Svendsen, also competed in the canoeing events at the 1936 Summer Olympics.

Bud Svendsen

Earl Gilbert "Bud" Svendsen (February 7, 1915 – August 7, 1996) was a professional American football player who played center and linebacker for six seasons for the Green Bay Packers and the Brooklyn Dodgers of the National Football League (NFL). He was inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame in 1985.

Elvi Svendsen

Elvi Svendsen, later Carlsen (January 8, 1920 – February 7, 2013) was a Danish backstroke and freestyle swimmer who competed in the 1936 Summer Olympics and in the 1948 Summer Olympics.She was born in Copenhagen. She was the daughter-in-law of Carl Carlsen and the sister-in-law of Inger Carlsen.

In 1936 she was a member of the Danish relay team which finished seventh in the 4×100 metre freestyle relay event. In the 100 metre freestyle competition she was eliminated in the first round.

Twelve years later she helped the Danish relay team to qualify for the final of the 4×100 metre freestyle relay event. The Danish team won the silver medal, but she did not compete in the final and was not awarded with a medal.

Emil Hegle Svendsen

Emil Hegle Svendsen (born 12 July 1985) is a retired Norwegian biathlete. He has won eight medals at Winter Olympics (four gold) and five individual gold medals and seven relay gold medals at World Championships.

He skis with Trondhjems Skiskyttere, based in Trondheim.

George Svendsen

George Peter Svendsen (March 22, 1913 – August 6, 1995) was an American football player. He also played one season for the Oshkosh All-Stars of the National Basketball League.Svendsen played in 52 games while starting in 31 of them. He played in both playoff games for the Packers in 1936 and 1941. He had one career reception, for 11 yards in 1937. He was named to the 2nd Team All-Pro by Collyers Eye Magazine, the NFL, and UPI. Svendsen is one of ten players that were named to the National Football League 1930s All-Decade Team that have not been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Jan Svendsen

Jan Svendsen (born November 9, 1948) is an American athlete. She competed in the women's shot put at the 1972 Summer Olympics.

Johan Svendsen

Johan Severin Svendsen (30 September 1840 – 14 June 1911) was a Norwegian composer, conductor and violinist. Born in Christiania (now Oslo), Norway, he lived most his life in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Svendsen's output includes two symphonies, a violin concerto, a cello concerto, and the Romance for violin, as well as a number of Norwegian Rhapsodies for orchestra. At one time Svendsen was an intimate friend of the German composer Richard Wagner.

Kenneth Svendsen

Kenneth Svendsen (born 2 August 1954 in Fauske) is a Norwegian politician for the Progress Party.

Norwegian Football Federation

The Norwegian Football Federation (Norwegian: Norges Fotballforbund; NFF) is the governing body of football in Norway. It was formed in 1902 and organises the men's and women's national teams, as well as the league systems for men and women (whose top levels are respectively the Eliteserien and Toppserien). The current president of NFF is Terje Svendsen. By 1 January 2004, there were 1,814 clubs organized in Norway and 373,532 registered players. It is the largest sports federation in Norway.

The NFF joined FIFA in 1908, and UEFA in 1954.

The NFF was part of an unsuccessful joint bid with the SvFF, the DBU and the SPL to host the UEFA Euro 2008 championship. The SvFF invited the NFF to join them in bidding for the UEFA Euro 2016 championship. The NFF and Norwegian politicians expressed support for such a proposal, but Euro 2018 was eventually awarded to France.

Sander Svendsen

Sander Svendsen (born 6 August 1997) is a Norwegian footballer who plays for Odd, on loan from Hammarby IF in Allsvenskan.

Svendsen Peninsula

The Svendsen Peninsula is located on the southwestern coast of Ellesmere Island, a part of the Qikiqtaaluk Region of the Canadian territory of Nunavut. Much of it is shielded from Norwegian Bay by the Raanes Peninsula (northwest) and Bjorne Peninsula (southwest). The Svendsen Peninsula is notable for its many fiords, including Trold, Baumann, and Vendom. Gryte Bay is in the west. Hoved Island lies offshore.

Tarjei Bø

Tarjei Bø (born 29 July 1988) is a Norwegian professional biathlete. Bø debuted in the Biathlon World Cup on 26 March 2009 in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia, and won his first World Cup victory on 10 December 2010. In the 2010 Winter Olympics he earned his first gold medal in the 4 × 7.5 km biathlon relay. On 10 December 2010 he won the sprint race in Hochfilzen, earning his first world cup victory. He also won the following pursuit race and anchored the winning relay team.

Bø is the older brother of biathlete Johannes Thingnes Bø.

He won the overall 2010/11 biathlon World Cup. He finished five points ahead of his teammate Emil Hegle Svendsen.

Universal Music Publishing Group

Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) is a North American music publishing company and is part of the Universal Music Group, a subsidiary of Vivendi Group. It was formerly known as MCA Music Publishing until its parent company Seagram was dismantled.

Universal Music Publishing is the world's second largest music publishing company, behind Sony/ATV Music Publishing. UMPG's catalogue consists of over three million songs, with offices in over 30 countries.

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