The Paralympics begin in Brazil today, and during the next two weeks Sweden is hoping to beat its score of 12 medals taken in London 2012.
Radio Sweden's coverage of sports in this country
- 58 participants.
- Return from Rio.
Sweden's olympic medallists were welcomed home and honoured on stage in Stockholm's Kungsträdgården park on Sunday.
- "Super Sara".
She knew she would win, all she wondered is whether it would be a world record, says the head of Sarah Sjöström's swimming club, Cecilia Loqvist.
- Hedelin's dreams realized.
Two young Swedes have been signed to play in the National Football League (NFL) in the US.
Twenty-year-old Oscar Holmberg dreams of being the first Swede in modern times to play Major League Baseball.
- Exhibition in Stockholm.
Clear, trout-swollen brooks and stark pine forests might seem to make Sweden an attractive destination for sport fishermen. But don't forget scores of fish-mincing hydropower turbines, one environmentalist wants to tell anglers.
- One of Sweden's top three.
One of Sweden's biggest sporting stars, table tennis player Jan-Ove Waldner, has announced that he will retire later this week, ending a 38-year-long career.
- European Short Course Championships
Sarah Sjöström won gold in the 50m butterfly at the European Short Course Championships in Israel, Thursday.
- Fantastic year.
Sarah Sjöström became the seventh swimmer to win one of Sweden's most prestigious sports achievement awards, Bragdguldet, on Tuesday. The 22-year-old was recognised for her achievement at the World Swimming Championships in August, when she won five medals and twice broke the world record in the 100 meter butterfly.
- On split decision.
Swedish super-middleweight champion Badou Jack defended his world title Saturday night after defeating the Brit George Groves, Swedish Radio's sports department reports.
Running for 30 hours through some of the world's most famous mountains is just another race for long-distance skyrunner Emelie Forsberg.
- Deadly blast.
A massive explosion rockedThailand’s capital Monday evening and out of the estimated 1,000 Swedes who are in Bangkok right now, 30 are taking part in a major Thai boxing event.
- Genetic defect.
Although a rare sight in the wild, white moose are not protected from Sweden's hunting season which kicks off this fall, newspaper Dagens Nyheter reports.
- Six medals.
Sweden performed better this year in Kazan, Russia, than it ever has during a swimming world championship.