- Sochi Paralympics
Cross-countrier skier Zebastian Modin has won Sweden's first medal at the Paralympics in Sochi, taking bronze in the visually impaired 20 km classic style. He finished three minutes and 57 seconds behind Brian McKeever of Canada, who took his eighth Paralympic's gold.
- Mixed Martial Arts
Swedish mixed martial arts fighter Alexander 'The Mauler' Gustafsson beat the undefeated Jimi Manuwa on a technical knockout Saturday and re-established himself as the world's second best lightweight fighter in the international fighting championship, UFC.
The Swedish ice sledge hockey was off to a rough start of the Paralympics. The team faced the reigning champions Canada in a blowout loss 10-1.
- 4 mars kl 14:51
Crown Princess Victoria has cancelled her planned trip to the Winter Paralympics in Sochi, the Royal Court told Radio Sweden Tuesday. Annica Sönnerborg, head of press at the court, says the current unrest in Ukraine is behind the decision, and adds all royal visits are made following advice from the Foreign Ministry. The move follows a similar decision made on Monday about Britain`s Prince Edward`s planned visit to the games. In Sweden, former paralympian and now Christian Democrat deputy mayor in Gothenburg, David Lega says he thinks the International Olympic committee should cancel the games altogether. He told Radio Sweden that it can`t be up to the individual athletes to make that call.
As the last of the Swedish paralympic athletes arrive in Sochi, former paralympian and now Christian Democrat deputy mayor in Gothenburg, David Lega says he thinks the International Paralympic Committee should cancel the games altogether.
The Norwegians dominated Sweden's 90th Vasaloppet race on Sunday, placing nine skiers in the top 15 slots. Winning the historic cross-country ski event was John Kristian Dahl who finished with a time of 4 hours, 14 minutes and 33 seconds.
More Swedes are dying in avalanches as they take bigger risks on the slopes. Last winter, roughly 40 people were injured and seven died, double the number of deaths from the previous year.
It looks like the long distance skiing race Vasaloppet will be held this weekend after all. The race has been threatened by unseasonally warm weather, but a cold snap has moved in over the county of Dalarna just in time to save the world famous race.
- 26 februari kl 15:35
Vasaloppet will still go ahead despite thaw
Sweden`s world-famous long-distance skiing race, the Vasaloppet, is at risk from the unseasonally warm winter this year.
Sweden's world-famous long-distance skiing race, the Vasaloppet, is at risk from the unseasonally warm winter this year.
Swedish ice hockey star Nicklas Bäckström, accused of doping during the Olympics, put the blame on his doctor during a press conference on Tuesday.
Swedish Olympic team doctor Björn Waldebäck has taken the blame for hockey player Nicklas Bäckström's positive doping test and has resigned from his position as head physician for the Swedish Olympic Committee, Swedish Radio News reports. Waldebäck says he still hopes to keep his job as team doctor for the men's hockey team.
Sweden's Winter Olympians are to be welcomed home this evening at a ceremony in central Stockholm, but it may be slightly delayed, due to a late flight from Sochi, news agency TT reports.
Sweden's football team was handed a fairly comfortable draw for the European Championship qualification group, Swedish Radio's sports department reports. Sweden will play in Group G against Russia, Austria, Moldova and Montenegro and Lichtenstein. The top two teams in each group will qualify for the European Championships in France 2016.
Swedish center Nicklas Bäckström of Tre Kronor has failed a doping test according to the Swedish Olympic Committee (SOC). Bäckström did not play the final, where Sweden lost 3-0. He was reportedly out because of a migraine, but the SOC confirms that Bäckström tested positive for banned substances because of an allergy medicine that he has had for seven years.
Canada defended their title as reigning Olympic hockey champions after beating Sweden's Tre Kronor 3-0 on Sunday. Sweden had to settle for the silver medal after commendable defensive play by Canada.