Wrestling, a sport that does not get a lot of attention in Sweden, has stepped into the spotlight after Sweden won two Olympic bronze medals in Rio. But will Olympic success have an impact on Swedish wrestling?
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- Athén wrestling club.
- Hope Solo.
The U.S. National Team’s goal keeper has been given a six-month ban from the U.S. Soccer Federation after comments following the US team’s quarter final loss to Sweden in the Olympics.
- Return from Rio.
Sweden's olympic medallists were welcomed home and honoured on stage in Stockholm's Kungsträdgården park on Sunday.
- Attractive social element.
One of the most traditional and eccentric of sporting pastimes, cricket, with its silly mid-offs, googlies and no balls, has taken off in Sweden in a big way.
- Eighth medal overall for Sweden.
Mattsson took the bronze Thursday after defeating China's Zhong Xuechun in the women's freestyle 53kg wrestling semifinal, a match that lasted just 29 seconds.
- Historic medal.
Jenny Fransson won the women’s freestyle wrestling 69 kg bronze-medal match in Rio, taking home Sweden’s first ever women’s Olympic wrestling medal.
- Michelle Coleman also qualifies.
Sweden’s Sarah Sjöström swam herself into another final in Rio, the day after her gold medal winning performance.
- "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.
- Occurred after ceremony.
The coach of a junior football team which had come to Sweden to take part in an international tournament in Gothenburg was sentenced to two months in prison on Thursday for sexually molesting three teenage girls.
Swedes are competing in a wide range of sports at the Rio Olympics. Keep track on who is competing when here!
A total of 152 Swedish sportsmen and women have been given the chance to compete in the Rio Olympics. Here you can take an in-depth look at their careers and hopes for the games. Click on the athlete's name to see full biographical information and their sporting history.
- Sends message.
A Swedish former vice president of the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) says the decision to uphold the ban on Russia’s track and field athletes from the upcoming Olympics in Rio is fair.
- Due in court.
The coach of a junior football team taking part in an international tournament in Gothenburg has been arrested on suspicion of groping three teenage girls and his team has been sent home.
- On a mountain in Chile.
Matilda Rapaport, a professional Swedish freeskier, died today after an avalanche put her in a coma on Thursday.