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Canadian star sought for Sweden hockey attack
André Deveaux (left), Jens Hellgren and Mike Vernace celebrate a 0-2 win over Västerås on Sunday. Photo: Andreas Hillergren/TT

Canadian star sought for Sweden hockey attack

A Swedish prosecutor has ordered the arrest of Canadian ice hockey player André Deveaux after he was caught on video violently slashing an opponent in a pre-game warm-up for his club side in Ängelholm. READ  

Zlatan defends France jibe on home soil
Zlatan at a press conference in Stockholm on Wednesday. Photo: TT

Zlatan defends France jibe on home soil

Sweden's star striker has insisted he enjoys living in France and won't be dragged down by critics, while speaking at a press conference ahead of his national side's European Championship qualifier against Moldova on Friday. READ  

Zlatan handed ban over Chelsea match red card
Zlatan Ibrahimovic reacts after having fouled Chelsea's Oscar. Photo: AP Photo/Alastair Grant

Zlatan handed ban over Chelsea match red card

Sweden's star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic will miss the first leg of his Paris Saint-Germain team's Champions League quarter-final after being banned for one match for his sending-off in the last round against Chelsea. READ  

France jibe could lead to sanctions for Zlatan
Sweden's Zlatan Ibrahimovic during happier times in Paris. Photo: TT

France jibe could lead to sanctions for Zlatan

UPDATED: Sweden's star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic could face sanctions from football authorities after calling France a ‘shit country’ following a game with his French club side PSG. READ  

Dead Ski World Cup man was on geocaching trip
Police close to where the body was found on Tuesday. Photo: TT

Dead Ski World Cup man was on geocaching trip

A man who was found dead in the town currently hosting the Ski World Cup on Tuesday had been geocaching, a kind of scavenger hunt done using GPS, police believe. READ  

US party after surprise ski cup win in Sweden
Jessica Diggins, Charlotte Kalla and Caitlin Gregg. Photo: Anders Wiklund/TT

US party after surprise ski cup win in Sweden

The Ski World Cup held in Sweden has created a buzz on the other side of the pond. A flurry of congratulations has been pouring in on social media after two American skiers historically took to the podium alongside Swedish champion Charlotte Kalla. READ  

Zlatan scores with UN food tattoo campaign
Zlatan's new 'tattoos' on Saturday. Photo: TT

Zlatan scores with UN food tattoo campaign

Swedish footballer Zlatan Ibrahimovic has gone viral again, this time for stripping off his shirt in a game for his French club PSG, in a move which turned out to be a stunt designed to boost support for a UN anti-hunger campaign. READ  

One million hits for Zlatan reporter 'maul'
It is not the first time Zlatan Ibrahimovic's comments have made headlines. Photo: Francois Mori/AP Photo

One million hits for Zlatan reporter 'maul'

Sweden’s football star Zlatan Ibrahimovic was in fine form when he put a reporter through his paces during a post-match interview over the weekend, a video of which has since racked up more than a million hits. READ  

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Swedes buy huge Soviet tank for winter snow fun
Jesper Lysell with his new tank. Photo: Private

Swedes buy huge Soviet tank for winter snow fun

You’ve got 100,000 Swedish kronor to blow on something extravagant. Do you buy a low-end sports car? Not if you live in southern Norrland you don’t. You buy a tank. READ  

'The perfect workout': gym clears snow for free

A gym in northern Sweden has turned this week’s monster snowfall into “the perfect workout”, sending its members out for an hour on Saturday to shovel snow around the city for free. READ  

Top ice stars skate into Stockholm's Globe

Some of the world’s top figure skaters are sliding into Sweden’s capital to take place in the European figure skating championships which get underway in Stockholm's Ericsson Globe on Wednesday. READ  

Interview

'The most energetic night Stockholm's ever seen'

On Saturday, Stockholm hosts what is being called Europe's largest fight night event in history. The Local spoke to David Allen from the Ultimate Fighting Championship's management team about the upcoming epic night. READ  

Swede keeps Olympic medal after drug scare

Swedish ice hockey star and Washington Captials centre Nicklas Backström, who helped Sweden to secure a silver medal at the Sochi Winter Olympics, has withdrawn his appeal against a doping ban, but learned he will keep his prize. READ  

Sweden defeats star studded Ivory Coast side

Sweden defeated Africa Cup of Nations contenders Ivory Coast 2-0 on Thursday in a warm-up for the upcoming continental showpiece beginning in Equatorial Guinea on Saturday. READ  

Swedish bunnies tipped for Grand National win

Four Swedish jumping rabbits capable of clearing up to three metres in a single hop are gearing up to compete in the Rabbit Grand National in England at the end of this month. READ  

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