• Sweden edition
 
Russia beats Sweden to win gold in bandy final

Russia beats Sweden to win gold in bandy final

Published: 04 Feb 2013 07:03 GMT+01:00
Updated: 04 Feb 2013 07:03 GMT+01:00

The Sweden national bandy team went down 3-4 to Russia in the 2013 Bandy World Championships in western Sweden on Sunday.

While it was the same two teams as last year's championship match, the result was not as pleasing this time around for the Swedish side.

The Russians took home the victory in Vänersborg, western Sweden, beating the Swedes four goals to three in front of 5,643 spectators.

However, the game was not without controversy.

Towards the end of the match, a decision by the referee saw the remaining time in the final period jump from five minutes to three minutes and fifty seconds.

"First, the umpire said that there was five minutes, then he changed it to three, and so it somehow became a compromise of 3.50," said Swedish player Per Hellmyrs to the Dagens Nyheter newspaper (DN).

"But everything felt unusually heavy today. Heavy with the game, heavy on the skates - we just didn't get our game going."

Kazakhstan, meanwhile, finished in third place after beating Finland 6-3.

Last week, Sweden made headlines after thrashing the Belarus side with a team record 28 goals to one.

Bandy, a game similar to ice-hockey but with a ball instead of a puck, a bigger rink, and more players, is a popular winter sport in Sweden.

A similar version of the sport, called "innebandy" in Swedish and floorball in English, is played indoors on hardwood and is also popular among Swedes.

The Local/og

Follow The Local on Twitter

Don't miss...X
Left Right

Your comments about this article

Today's headlines
Swedish heroes save German mauled by shark
A bull shark. File photo: Renee V/Flickr

Swedish heroes save German mauled by shark

Three Swedish men have been hailed as heroes after they dragged a shark attack victim from bloodied waters in Florida. READ () »

Swedes open coffin of 850-year-old king
Erik the Holy's skull and the crown, believed to be Sweden's oldest. Photo: Bertil Enevåg Ericson/TT

Swedes open coffin of 850-year-old king

Swedish historians spent Wednesday morning readying for a high-profile exhumation. King Erik the Holy died 854 years ago, but scientists just unveiled his skull at Uppsala Cathedral. READ () »

'Day-care rapist' admits molesting eight kids

'Day-care rapist' admits molesting eight kids

A 21-year-old man confessed on Wednesday to sex crimes against eight children at a day care where he was working as an intern. READ () »

Swedish cops nab man for having big muscles
An unrelated bodybuilder. File photo: Ann Törnkvist

Swedish cops nab man for having big muscles

Police in Sweden's south who hauled a muscular man in for steroid testing have had their knuckles rapped, after it was ruled that big biceps cannot be grounds for narcotics suspicions. READ () »

Swedish girls report more eating problems
Teen girls. File photo: Chloe Chaplin/Flickr

Swedish girls report more eating problems

A youth wellbeing report from Save the Children found that more teenage girls than in previous surveys reported having an eating disorder. READ () »

'Zlatan will be back for finals': PSG coach
Photo: AP

'Zlatan will be back for finals': PSG coach

Paris Saint-Germain coach Laurent Blanc said on Tuesday that he believed Swedish goal machine Zlatan Ibrahimovic will play again before the end of the season. READ () »

Sponsored article
India+Sweden Week to strengthen Indo-Swedish relationships
India Unlimited

India+Sweden Week to strengthen Indo-Swedish relationships

India Unlimited - an organically sustainable platform and series of annual events, conceived and coordinated by the Embassy of India, Sweden and Latvia and Swedish & Indian partner companies – is the first high value venture in Scandinavia to showcase India on such broad, high level scale. READ () »

Swede fined for flashing birdwatcher from tower

Swede fined for flashing birdwatcher from tower

A Swedish man was fined on Tuesday after subjecting a birdwatching woman to an explicit sight she had not expected. READ () »

Two-year average wait for rental homes in Sweden
New-build balconies in suburban Stockholm. File: Daniel Mott/Flickr

Two-year average wait for rental homes in Sweden

Anyone hoping for a one-room apartment in Sweden will have to wait an average of 2.5 years, but the wait is far worse in Stockholm, new statistics showed on Tuesday. READ () »

Two brothers shot dead in family brawl: police
Police in Norrköping. Photo: Bertil Ericsson/TT

Two brothers shot dead in family brawl: police

UPDATED: Two brothers were killed on Monday night in a brawl that police have described as a "family dispute". Up to 40 people were involved in the fight, and police have arrested five people so far. READ () »

RECEIVE OUR NEWSLETTER AND ALERTS
National
University applications rocket to record high
finest.se
Gallery
People-watching April 18-20
TT
Society
Kids in Victorian garb mark Swedish Easter
Shutterstock
National
Swedish MP ordered chemtrail probe
Society
Swedish supermarket Ica pulls contested Easter commercial off air
Kungahuset
Society
Swedish royals set baptism date for princess
finest.se
Gallery
People-watching April 16
Politics
Who's the prime minister's heir?
Alfie Atkins
Society
Are children's books the key to families integrating in Sweden?
National
'Sweden Dem protests cater to party's martyr image'
National
'Swedish research grants were fantastic, but now it's like Australia'
Society
Only in Sweden: The ten problems you'd never encounter elsewhere
Advertisement:
National
Swedes stopped to take my picture, but didn't look me in the eyes
Business & Money
A swipe of the hand replaced cash and cards in Lund
YouTube
Features
Video: Oliver Gee finds out how to embrace The Swedish Hug
TT
National
Abba duo hints at reunion
Private
National
Flash mobs hug it out across Sweden
Finest.se
Gallery
People-watching April 11-13
TT
Politics
Swedes to give six-hour workday a go
TT
Society
Aussie choir member wows Abba in Sweden
YouTube
Society
Stockholm magic a surprise YouTube hit
Fastighetsbyrån
Society
Gallery: The Local's Property of the Week
Private
Society
Swedes find 200-year-old gravestone in living room
Stockholm School of Economics
Sponsored Article
Why a bachelor's degree is no longer enough
Latest news from The Local in Switzerland

More news from Switzerland at thelocal.ch

Latest news from The Local in Germany

More news from Germany at thelocal.de

Latest news from The Local in Spain

More news from Spain at thelocal.es

Latest news from The Local in France

More news from France at thelocal.fr

Latest news from The Local in Italy

More news from Italy at thelocal.it

Latest news from The Local in Norway

More news from Norway at thelocal.no

Blog Update: The Diplomatic Dispatch

28 October 15:16

The Green Growth Group Summit »

"Today on the 28 October in Brussels, a large group of key EU Ministers and business people, including UK Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Edward Davey, and Swedish Environment Minister Lena Ek, will meet to discuss green growth. They all have a stake in resolving a challenge which, although it is crucial..." READ »

728
jobs available
Swedish Down Town Consulting & Productions
Swedish Down Town Consulting & Productions is an innovative business company which provides valuable assistance with the Swedish Authorities, Swedish language practice and general communications. Call 073-100 47 81 or visit:
www.swedishdowntown.com