Olaf Tufte

Olaf Karl Tufte (* April 27, 1976 in Tønsberg ) is a Norwegian rower.

Tufte took part in the World Rowing Championships in 2001 partly in Lucerne and in Milan in 2003 and became world champion in one. At the 2000 Olympics in Sydney he was together Fredrik Bekken Second with the double sculls. At the Olympic Games in Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008 he won the gold medal in One.

In 2001 he won the election to Norway's Aftenposten Athlete of the Year as well as the Gold Medal, 2008 Fearnleys olympiske ærespris.

In addition to the season, he earned his living as a farmer on his family's farm in Horten. He is also ambassador athletes of development aid organization Right to Play.