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.
- Expand the sport.
- Fourth Swede in NHL shrine.
Sweden’s Nicklas Lidström was elected to the Ice Hockey Hall of Fame Monday as one of seven new members for 2015.
- Both sides seeking first championship.
Sweden and Portugal will be squaring off against each other in Prague Tuesday evening, as each seeks to win their first Under-21 Championship.
- Announcement tonight.
Nicklas Lidström is expected to be chosen as the fourth Swede ever to be inducted into the Ice Hockey Hall of Fame, the tabloid Expressen reports. The announcement will be made Monday evening.
- Beat Denmark in semi-finals.
After beat Denmark with an impressive 4-1, the Swedish U21 football team will play in the European Championship finals with Portugal.
- 21-year-old sharpshooter.
Marcus Eriksson became the third Swede ever to be drafted to play in the NBA. The 21-year-old was drafted by the Atlanta Hawks Friday. Eriksson has a reputation for a reliable jumpshot and was drafted in the second round, number 50 overall.
As the Swedish national under-21 football team advances to the U21 EURO semi-finals after tying with Portugal last night, the media is already speculating about the make-up of Sweden's Olympic team.
- 4-1 loss.
Germany eliminated Sweden from the Women's World Cup in Canada on Saturday with a 4-1 win. The tough loss means that the Swedish team will have to qualify for the Olympics next year, Swedish Radio's sports department reports.
- Stenson and Dustin Johnson fired 65s.
Swede Henrik Stenson is joint top of the leaderboard with Dustin Johnson at the end of day one of the US Open at Chambers Bay.
- Brazil's win guarantees advancement.
After three straight draws, Sweden will squeak by and advance to the last 16 at the Women's World Cup to face the two-time winners Germany on Saturday.
- Players affected by cramp.
Sweden had to settle for a point in their opening fixture of the World Cup in Canada as Nigeria fought back to draw 3-3 in Winnipeg.
- Sweden v Nigeria in Winnipeg.
Sweden kick-off their World Cup campaign against Group D opponents Nigeria in Winnipeg, Canada, this evening. It has not been the easiest of build-ups for Pia Sundhage and her squad, with concerns over the pitch and hot weather.