Armand Duplantis won gold for Sweden in a thrilling pole vault competition on the final day of the European Championships in Berlin, Sunday. The 18-year-old, who has dual American-Swedish citizenship, vaulted to an under-20 world record of 6.05 meters.
- Teenager smashes records.
- 58 participants.
The Paralympics begin in Brazil today, and during the next two weeks Sweden is hoping to beat its score of 12 medals taken in London 2012.
- Return from Rio.
Sweden's olympic medallists were welcomed home and honoured on stage in Stockholm's Kungsträdgården park on Sunday.
- Ethiopian-Swedish athelete suspected of doping.
Abeba Aregawi, the Swedish running star who is suspected of doping, has been in hiding since the results of her A-sample test were made public, reports Swedish Television News.
- No medals in Beijing.
Sweden has won no medals in Beijing, but there were plenty of injuries among the athletes and specialists now warn that poor medical support is hampering Swedish sporting successes.
Running for 30 hours through some of the world's most famous mountains is just another race for long-distance skyrunner Emelie Forsberg.
- World Athletics Championships
Angelica Bengtsson set a new Swedish pole vault record of 4.70 metres at the World Athletics Championships in Beijing, where she finished just outside the medals in fourth.
- Sweden's youngest competitor in Beijing
Great things are not expected for Sweden at the World Athletics Championships in Beijing but at the Bird's Nest on Saturday, the youngest member of the Swedish squad ran her dream race.
- World Athletics Championships.
The World Athletics Championships got underway in Beijing on Saturday and for Sweden it's a world away from the days when Carolina Klüft, Stefan Holm and Christian Olsson were expected to bring home gold from a major championship. But despite the perceived lack of medal potential among its 24 participants, Sweden's Athtletics Federation captain,Karin Torneklint, says she has several athletes who will surprise a few people over the nine days of competition.
- Richard Mengich and Worknesh Defaga win world's largest half marathon.
There were victories by Kenya and Ethiopia in this year’s Göteborgsvarvet half marathon.
- Another case of doping in athletics.
Swedish race walker, Andreas Gustafsson, has been banned for two years following a positive drug test in California, on the 14th of December 2014.
- European Indoor Championships.
Angelica Bengtsson took the bronze medal in the pole vault finals - Sweden's third medal in the European Indoor Championships in Prague.
- First gold medal.
Michel Tornéus of Sweden won gold in the men's long jump at the European Athletics Indoor championships with a world leading leap of 8.30 metres.
- Distance runner Adil Bouafif denies knowingly taking a banned substance.
Swedish athletics was shaken on Friday by the news that one of its track and field athletes has tested positive for a banned substance.