Stockholm, Sweden is one of two remaining candidates for the 2026 Winter Olympics after the citizens of Calgary voted against their city's bid to host the Games.
- Stockholm and Italy bids left.
- Taxpayers' Federation.
The Swedish Olympic Committee has received an unexpected boost from rival Canada in its bid to convince politicians in Stockholm to host the 2026 Winter Olympics.
- Winter Olympics 2026.
Last week, politicians in Stockholm closed the door on a bid for the Winter Olympics in 2026. But the Swedish Olympic Committee is refusing to throw in the towel, launching a charm offensive on Wednesday this week.
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On Tuesday, the International Olympic Committee acknowledged Stockholm as one of three official candidates to hosting the Winter Olympics 2026.
- Winning strategies.
Their gold medals each weigh more than half a kilo, but that's a lot less than a curling stone.
- Cold temperatures.
The iconic Vasaloppet will take place in Dalarna County this Sunday and, at 90 km, it is one of the longest cross-country ski races in the world.
- Swedish 'isvak'.
Temperatures in Stockholm have stayed stubbornly below -10C for most of this week, with residents’ faces battered by horizontal snow. But at the Hellasgården outdoor activity centre, sauna lovers are welcoming the cold.
- Back on home soil.
A bronze medal by Stina Nilsson in the 30 km cross-country ski event rounded off a best-ever Winter Olympics for Team Sweden, some of whom arrived back home at Arlanda airport, late Sunday.
- 11 medals so far.
Sweden took its sixth gold medal in the Winter Olympics on Friday when Peppe Femling, Jesper Nelin, Sebastian Samuelsson and Fredrik Lindström beat Norway to the men's biathlon 4 x 7.5km relay title.
Sweden has won a tenth medal at the Olympic games in Pyeongchang with a silver in the women's 4x6km biathlon relay.
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André Myhrer,35, became Sweden's second Olympic slalom champion in Pyeongchang, Thursday, when he won gold ahead of Switzerland's Ramon Zenhäusern.
On Wednesday morning, the Swedish team of Charlotte Kalla and Stina Nilsson won silver, with the US taking gold and Norway bronze in a thrilling finish in the women's team sprint.
- Fourth gold for Team Sweden.
"It's the greatest day of my career," an ecstatic Frida Hansdotter told Swedish Radio after putting behind a history of near-misses to claim gold in the women's slalom in Pyeongchang on Friday morning.
- Third gold of the Olympics.
Hanna Öberg has become the third athlete to win a gold medal for Team Sweden at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. The 22-year-old went clean in the shooting with 20 out of 20 to win the biathlon 15 km individual event.
- Pyeonchang 2018.
Stina Nilsson became Sweden's second Gold Olympian on day four of the Winter Olympics in South Korea. There were tears of joy in her home-town of Malung.