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Swedes Dominate Euro Athlete List

Three Swedes are in the top of a list of best European women athletes of the year.

Compiled by European sports journalists, the list includes athletics champion Carolina Klüft in second place, skier Anya Pärsson in fifth, and golfer Annika Sörenstam in sixth.

Number one is Russian track star Yelena Isinbayeva.

Meanwhile, Swedish soccer fans were glad to hear Tuesday that striker Henrik Larsson is leaving Barcelona this summer to return here. Barcelona had offered to extend Larsson’s contract for another year, for a reported 2.2 million dollars,

But the former Celtic striker indicated in an interview in the Swedish newspaper Expressen that he thought he was spending too much time on the bench.

Larsson says his family is moving into their newly completed house in Helsingborg in southern Sweden, where he is expected to play for the local club, and the Swedish national team.

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