Matilda Rapaport, a professional Swedish freeskier, died today after an avalanche put her in a coma on Thursday.
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- On a mountain in Chile.
- Annual ski race.
Three Norwegians nabbed the three top spots in the 90 km Vasaloppet ski race on Sunday. Sweden's Brittia Johansson Norgren was the second woman to cross the finish line, two seconds behind Katerina Smutna from Austria.
The Vasa Ski race season is underway. On Saturday Britta Johansson Norgren won the 30 kilometre women's race Tjejvasan.
Stockholm hosted a sold-out alpine ski competition Tuesday evening but what does it take to get ready for such an event?
- "It's important to us as a sport and a sport association to be open for people from everywhere"(5:20 min)Expand the sport.
There are some 80,000 hockey players in Sweden but their makeup is mostly white and male, something the Swedish Ice Hockey Association wants to change.
- World champs in Canada.
Sweden won another World Championship gold in curling Sunday night, beating Norway in the final 9 - 5.
- World figure Skating Championships.
Not for the first time, the skates and competition clothing of top Swedish figure skater Alexander Majorov have mysteriously vanished on the way to a major Championship, reports Swedish Radio in Norrbotten.
- Next year's race.
This year's Vasa Ski Race was a sorry affair, with rapidly melting snow. But that does not dampen the spirits of the enthusiasts. It only took 83 seconds before next years race was fully booked.
- New criteria may help.
After the Nordic World Ski Championships in Falun last month, there is now talk of Sweden applying for Winter Olympics in 2026. The head of the International Ski Federation is on board, encouraging Sweden to put itself forward.
- Nine Norwegians finish in men's top eleven.
Sweden's male skiers experienced their worst ever performance in the history of the world famous endurance race, Vasaloppet. To add to the pain, Norway dominated the race.
Twelve days, nearly 300 000 spectators and a record nine Swedish medals on home ground. The Nordic Ski World Championships in Falun ended Sunday, and have been hailed a success.
- Heavy snow in Falun made for tough race.
In an exciting finish, Swede Johan Olsson won a bronze medal in the 50 km cross country race at the Nordic World Ski Championships in Falun Sunday.