Stockholm will consider applying to host the 2026 Olympics and Paralympics, city officials said Friday.
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Olympic silver medalist and show jumper, Peder Fredricson, is the winner of this year’s Jerring Prize for the best sport achievement of 2016.
- Day fines.
Former head coach of the Swedish national athletics team Ulf Karlsson was sentenced for gross slander today for having insinuated that football player Zlatan Ibrahimović had used illegal substances during his time playing for Juventus.
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- Condition improved.
Olympic ski cross bronze medallist Anna Holmlund remains in a medically-induced coma after sustaining a head injury in a training accident in Italy on Monday.
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Henrik Stenson became the second golfer after Annika Sörenstam to win one of the most prestigious prizes in Swedish sport, Svenska Dagbladet's Bragdguldet, on Tuesday.
- Has also sculpted "Ingo" Johansson.
The man who has been working in secret for over a year on creating a statue of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, tells Radio Sweden that the sporting icon did not recognize himself at first after the sculptor took him on his word to exaggerate his features.
- After relegation match.
Helsingborg manager Henrik Larsson and his striker son Jordan were attacked by their own fans after the club was relegated for the first time in 23 years.
- Santas for charity.
Charity fundraising challenges and events are popular in countries like the UK, but the phenomenon has not yet become quite as big in Sweden. Former London resident Kiana Moberg is hoping to change this with the Stockholm Santa Run.
- World Cup.
Sweden have dropped to third place in World Cup qualifying Group A after Holland's 3-1 win away to Luxembourg on Sunday. The Swedes lost their latest qualifier away to France on Friday.
- Announced new coach.
Sweden’s Olympic gold medal winning star Sarah Sjöström has announced in a post on Instagram that she is splitting from her coach of almost ten years, Carl Jenner.
- Record title wins.
Malmö FF were crowned Swedish champions for a third time in four years after a 3-0 win at Falkenberg.
- Suffered back problem.
Sweden's Therese Alshammar, who has competed in more Olympics than any other female swimmer, will retire after next week’s national swimming championships.