In 1902 plans were made for a team from Norway to play against a team from either Sweden or Denmark at the athletics championship at Kristiania Idrættsforening. The Norwegian representatives were to be chosen via an elimination tournament.
When no Swedish or Danish team accepted the challenge, the elimination tournament was held at the athletics meeting instead.
On June 15th Grane Nordstrand beat Spring Kristiania 4-0. The following day Grane Nordstrand beat Odds BK Skien 2-0 through two goals by Eivind Thune Larsen.