World famous MOEN Bells of Norway have cheered athletes at Olympic Winter Games since Lillehammer in 1994. But they enjoy a much longer legacy.
The first MOEN Bells were produced in 1922 by Tobias Moen in the picturesque little town of Moi on the west coast of Norway.
The bells are cut from iron sheets, formed, and coated with brass recycled from spent ammunition cartridges from Norwegian military practice ranges. From bullets to bells!
Bells are a popular tradition at European sporting events where their distinctive cheerful clamor applauds athletes. The bells have come a long way from their original use — helping farmers find animals lost in mountain pastures.