Sandnes is known for many things; it was named the most attractive city in Norway (2022), and just recently, was made famous in a national tv series. The renowned sporting family Ingebrigtsen has likewise contributed to making the city known, as they are from Sandnes. The family was on all lips as they partook in a reality series about their life on the telly.
Furthermore, several athletic heroes took their first steps into successful sports careers with Sandnes as their point of departure. Henrik, Filip and Jakob Ingebrigtsen are a given on this list, however, there have also been other names within several sports genres such as football, cycling, beach volleyball, poker and weightlifting just to mention a few. The motorcycle athlete Sondre "Gekko" Haga, who has been Norwegian and Nordic champion several times, and most recently world champion in Tria2 in 2022, is also from Sandnes.