BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Like a fish out of water, Elisabeth Hammerstad tracks down a simple garden hose to wash off the sand and drench herself in a bit of relief from the blistering Alabama heat.

The fair-skinned Hammerstad, her hair tied back in a French braid, has just helped Norway to an easy victory over Australia.

In beach handball, of all sports.

Hammerstad sees nothing unusual about her Arctic homeland standing out in an

  Read More