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Swedish highlights in the 2018 Winter Olympics

Olympic Games 2018

In this post you will find highlights with Swedish participants in the 2018 Winter Olympics, day by day. We are updating the post with results as the games are progressing. We are also completing results as the Olympic Games continue. All times indicated are in Swedish time zone. The 2018 Winter Olympics are hosted in South Korea: When the time is 12:00, lunch time in Sweden, it is 20:00 in the evening in South Korea….
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We summarize: The Swedish sports year 2017

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In this post we summarize the Swedish sports year 2017. Despite being a so-called ‘mid year’ without major Olympic or soccer tournaments, we have been able to enjoy several exciting competitions. Gold in The Bandy World Championships Sweden hosted the Bandy World Cup in 2017. The host nation advanced to the playoffs through three straight victories (against Russia, Finland and Kazakhstan) in the group stage. Germany was defeated by 34 (!) – 6 in the…
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IAAF World Championships London 2017: finals!

Usain Bolt

The IAAF World Championships are hosted in London, GB, August 4-13 2017. We look forward to see top athletes perform on the same stage as the 2012 Olympic Games. In this post we present the final / medal events, day by day: Date. Event, Men/Women (noteworthy participant): August 4: 10 000 metres, M (Mo Farah) August 5: Discus Throw, M | Long Jump, M | 10 000 metres, W | 100 metres, M (Usain Bolt)…
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Programme, Lahti 2017 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships

Charlotte Kalla

After two years, it is time again: The Lahti 2017 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships are up. Last time the championships were held in Swedish Falun, 2015. This time we turn east to Finland with hopes of snow, gold and good glide beneath the participants’ skis. In this post you will find the schedule for the 2017 Championships, day by day, February 22 – March 5. All times are in Central European Time. Schedule, 2017 FIS…
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The sports year 2017

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In this post we look forward to the major sports events of 2017. Although this year is a kind of middle year between the “super” sports year of 2016 (Euro 2016, Summer Olympics and World Cup of Hockey) and 2018 (Winter Olympics and FIFA World Cup in Russia), we have been able to pick out some raisins from the cookie so to say. As this post is being written, USA just won the World Ice…
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We summarize the (super)sports year 2016

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We had great expectations for 2016, with three major sports tournament: Euro Football in France, The Summer Olympics in Rio, Brazil, and World Cup of Hockey in Canada. In this post we summarize the sports year 2016. Hockey! Finland started the new year by winning the World Juniors of hockey. With future superstars like Patrik Laine and Sebastian Aho in the team, they beat their Eastern rivals Russia in the final. In the IIHF World…
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We summarize: The 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil

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The 2016 Summer Olympics are over and during two weeks we have enjoyed a great deal of sports in Rio de Janeiro. This was the first time the games was held in South America. Despite doping suspensions, economic troubles and sanitation problems, Brazil could deliver some great sports moment to us this summer. In this post, we summarize the highlights of the 2016 Summer Games: Peaceful selfie In the women’s gymnastics, Lee Eun-ju of South Korea…
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Schedule, Olympic Handball in Rio 2016

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We continue to look forward to  the Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil, 2016. Earlier, we wrote about the Olympic football. In this post you can read about the handball tournaments. Below are the groups and schedule for the preliminary rounds as well as the play offs. As we can see in the odds section to the right, France is favourites in to defending their gold medal from London 2012. The men’s handball in Rio 2016 Group…
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Dahl and Smutna won the 2016 Vasa Race

Vasa race

Each year, as a part of a winter week in Dalarna, Sweden, a traditional, 90 km classic nordic ski race is taking place. It is based on the history about Sweden’s first king, Gustav Vasa travelled the area on skis in the 1500’s. This would later lead to the liberation of Sweden from Danish tyranny and the establishment of a royal superpower in the north of Europe. Every year, thousands of skiers, amateurs and professionals,…
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Results, Ski Tour Canada 2016

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In this post we follow the results of the last competitions of the FIS Ski World Cup 2016: Ski Tour Canada. See also, schedule for Ski Tour Canada. The post is updated continuously. Results, Ski Tour Canada 2016 Date, location, distance, discipline/style F = free style C = classic M = men W = women Total standings after the decisive 10 km pursuit/C W & 15 km pursuit/C M Men: 1. Martin Johnsrud Sundby, NOR 2. Sergei…
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