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Sweden's star striker Zlatan 'recovering well'
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is Sweden's top scorer in history. PHOTO: TT/Maja Suslin

Sweden's star striker Zlatan 'recovering well'

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is recovering well from the nagging heel problem that has stopped him playing for Sweden during its Euro 2016 qualifying campaign. READ  

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Plot for shared Scandi Winter Olympic bid
Skiers hit the slopes in Åre, western Sweden. Photo: TT

Plot for shared Scandi Winter Olympic bid

Norwegian sports officials have said they want to co-host the winter Olympics with Sweden in 2026. But there has so far been no official response from Sweden. READ  

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Top ten quotes from Zlatan Ibrahimovic
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Top ten quotes from Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Swedish football hero Zlatan Ibrahimovic makes the headlines almost as much for his offhand comments as for his footballing prowess. Here are our ten favourite Zlatan quotes. READ  

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World Cup ski race on 'fake' Stockholm slope
Hammarbybacken in Stockholm. Photo: TT

World Cup ski race on 'fake' Stockholm slope

Sweden's capital will host the Alpine World Cup slalom race for the first time in 2016, with the competition taking place on the city's Hammarbybacken man-made ski slope. READ  

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Zlatan to miss Sweden's Liechtenstein clash
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Zlatan to miss Sweden's Liechtenstein clash

Sweden will have to again make do without Zlatan Ibrahimovic in their Euro 2016 qualifying match against Liechtenstein on Sunday as the PSG star continues to recover from a heel injury. READ  

Sport
Sweden draw against Russia without Zlatan
Sweden's star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic (centre) remained on the bench. Photo: TT

Sweden draw against Russia without Zlatan

Sweden's Ola Toivonen scored a second-half equaliser to hand his country a 1-1 draw with Russia in their Euro 2016 Group G qualifier in Stockholm on Thursday. READ  

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Zlatan won't play in Euro 2016 Russia qualifier
Zlatan won't start against Russia on Thursday night. Photo: TT

Zlatan won't play in Euro 2016 Russia qualifier

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has not been named in Sweden's starting squad for their Euro 2016 qualifying match against Russia on Thursday. READ  

Sport
Zlatan on injury: I'm almost like a zombie
Ibrahimovic at a press conference on Tuesday. Photo: TT

Zlatan on injury: I'm almost like a zombie

Sweden will wait until Thursday before deciding whether Zlatan Ibrahimovic is fit to face Russia in that evening's Euro 2016 qualifier, the player himself revealed on Tuesday. READ  

Sport
Sweden to gamble on Zlatan for Russia tie
Zlatan playing for the Swedish national squad. Photo: TT

Sweden to gamble on Zlatan for Russia tie

Sweden are set to risk using Zlatan Ibrahimovic in their Euro 2016 qualifier against Russia on Thursday, despite the Paris Saint-Germain striker not being fully fit, coach Erik Hamren said on Monday. READ  

Sport
Malmö beat Olympiacos in Champions clash
Rosenberg celebrates his second goal. Photo: TT

Malmö beat Olympiacos in Champions clash

Malmö became the first Swedish side to win a Champions League match in 14 years after beating Olympiacos 2-0 on Wednesday night. READ  

National
Top Swedish skier killed in Chile avalanche
Andreas Fransson, left. Photo: Markus Alatalo

Top Swedish skier killed in Chile avalanche

UPDATED: The bodies of two of the world's top skiers, Sweden's Andreas Fransson and JP Auclair from Canada, were found on Tuesday after they were reported missing in an avalanche in the Andes. READ  

Sport
Heel injury sidelines Zlatan in Barcelona clash
Photo: AP

Heel injury sidelines Zlatan in Barcelona clash

Paris Saint-Germain star Zlatan Ibrahimovic will miss Tuesday's Champions League clash with Barcelona at the Parc des Princes due to a nagging heel problem, the French club have confirmed. READ  

Sport
Swedish rainbow hockey club lands fresh support
Players from the Kiruna IF hockey club marching the Stockholm Pride Festival 2014. Photo: Annika af Klercker/TT

Swedish rainbow hockey club lands fresh support

An ice hockey club in northern Sweden, which plays in the rainbow colours to support LGBT rights, has won several new backers after former sponsors pulled out following the shirt change. READ  

Sport
Swedish NBA star won't play amid assault probe
Jeffery Taylor in action for Sweden against Russia in 2013. AP Photo

Swedish NBA star won't play amid assault probe

Swedish-American Jeffery Taylor of the Charlotte Hornets will not be involved in team activities as the basketball association and police probe the domestic assault charge against him. READ  

Sport
Swedish NBA player arrested for assault
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Swedish NBA player arrested for assault

Swedish-American Jeff Taylor of the NBA's Charlotte Hornets was arrested and charged Thursday on domestic assault allegations, just the latest unsavory incident to tarnish the reputation of US sports. READ  

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