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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
Aerobic snow-shovelling on Saturday morning: Crossfit Holistics webpage

'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
Spain's Javier Fernandez is hoping to defend his title. Photo: TT

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  

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'The most energetic night Stockholm's ever seen'
Alexander Gustafsson meets Jimi Manuwa in a previous UFC Fight Night in London. Photo: TT

'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 player Nicklas Backström. Photo: TT

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 celebrating after the match. Photo: TT

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  

Zlatan peeved with nod for 'second-best athlete'

Swedish footballing superstar has expressed his dissatisfaction at being ranked as the second best sports star in Swedish history. "Being second is as good as coming last," he said. READ  

Zlatan teams up with Dressman clothing chain

Swedish football star Zlatan Ibrahimovic has struck a deal with clothing chain Dressman, with plans announced to launch a new brand in the sporting department. READ  

Swede claims home win in World Cup slalom

Maria Pietilä Holmner of Sweden provided a home win in the women's World Cup slalom at Åre on Saturday, holding on to her leading time from the first run in a closely-fought contest. READ  

Sweden's Zlatan scores but Paris club loses out

Barcelona came from behind to beat Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s PSG 3-1 on Wednesday in their Champions League Group F decider. But the Swedish striker scored for the first time against his former Spanish club. READ  

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