"....the Dukuwaqa bit first."
-- Arnulf Moe, Daily Prophet, 12 April 2014 Opening Ceremony report (Pm)
For the opening ceremony of the 2014 Quidditch World Cup, Moe made the controversial decision to bring the Selma as Norway’s mascot, which had some rather disastrous consequences. Arnulf Moe remained unapologetic directly after the bloodbath (Pm).
His team, originally one of the two tournament favourites to win, still faced resentment from injured spectators during the opening match of the tournament, which they won by 340 points to Ivory Coast’s 100 (Pm).
The first name Arnulf can be a form of the name Arnulfo, a German name which means "a mighty eagle" (arn meaning "eagle" and wulf meaning "wolf") (Quick Baby Names), or Arnold, another German name meaning "strong as an eagle" (Quick Baby Names).
The surname Moe is Norwegian, a name derived from farmsteads named Moe or Mo, which themselves come from the Old Norse mór = "plain, moor, heath" (Dictionary of American Family Names).
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Writing by J.K. Rowling on Pottermore:
- History of the Quidditch World Cup
- 2014 Quidditch World Cup reports
- 2014 Quidditch World Cup final
- The Daily Prophet
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Screenshots of the original Daily Prophet coverage of the 2014 Quidditch World Cup on Pottermore: Imgur archive