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Sweden's Stenson pulls out of Barclays with injured knee
Henrik Stenson at the Olympics this summer. Photo: AP Photo/Alastair Grant

Henrik Stenson's injury throws doubt on Europe's chances at next month's Ryder Cup.

US keeper kicked off team for calling Swedes cowards
Hope Solo made her comments after Sweden knocked the US team out of the Olympics. Photo: Eugenio Savio/AP

The US team will be Hope-less for six months.

Boy who attacked goalkeeper 'bet thousands' on game
Photo: Mikael Fritzon/TT

A 17-year-old boy who stormed the pitch and attacked a goalkeeper in Sweden’s top division earlier this month has claimed he had placed a large bet on the result.

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How cricket is helping refugees integrate in Sweden
Cricket may be poised to grow beyond immigrant communities. Photo: Svenska cricketförbundet

Cricket representatives tell The Local why they think this very British sport could catch on in Sweden thanks to the country's record number of refugees.

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The ten best pictures of Sweden's Olympic stars
Sweden's football silver medallists. Photo: Jessica Gow/TT

The Local's favourite snaps (and a video) of Sweden's Olympic champions celebrating at a big homecoming party in Stockholm.

Olympics
Patched-up Swede wins women's mountain bike gold
Rissveds won the gold just a week after needing 10 stitches in her knee and elbow following a training fall. Photo: TT

First cycling gold for Sweden since 1976.

Olympics
Sweden's women pipped by Germany in Olympic final
Olivia Schough, who had a chance to take the game to extra-time, in despair at the end of the game. Photo: TT

Sweden nearly took the final to extra-time.

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Six times coach Pia Sundhage proved she's just the coolest
Sweden coach Pia Sundhage. Photo: Björn Larsson Rosvall/TT

Sweden's women's football manager has been grabbing headlines with her zingers, put-downs and amazing coaching skills. Here are six of our favourite moments.

Sundhage: The times they are a changin' for Sweden
Sweden football coach Pia Sundhage meets the press in Rio. Photo: Tobias Röstlund/TT

Sweden coach Pia Sundhage sung a line of Bob Dylan to express her hopes for the Olympic women's football final against Germany on Friday.

Olympics
Can Sweden upset Germany to scoop Olympic gold?
Coach Pia Sundhage meets the press. Photo: Tobias Röstlund/TT

The battling Swedes have already dumped two of the world's best teams out of the tournament.

Olympics
Sweden shock Brazil in penalty shootout
Sweden's Lotta Schelin vies for the ball with Brazil's Rafaelle. Photo: AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo

UPDATED: Coach Pia Sundhage now has the chance to win a third straight Olympic gold medal.

Swedish match abandoned as fan attacks goalkeeper

The keeper was shocked after the attack.

Mourinho salutes Zlatan's instant impact
The 34-year-old (above, in white) who arrived from PSG on a free transfer, scored United's third goal with a 25-yard shot. Photo: AFP

Ibrahimovic has now scored on his debut in the Premier League, Serie A, La Liga, Ligue 1 and the Champions League

Olympics
Burned-out Sweden keeper blazes a Rio trail
Lindahl saves a penalty in the shoot-out against the USA. Photo: TT

Didn't just beat USA, she beat the sun.

Olympics
Swedish 'cowards' beat USA to reach semi-final
Sweden inflicted America's first defeat in 15 games at the Olympics. Photo: TT

Outspoken USA women's football goalkeeper Hope Solo labelled Sweden "cowards" after the Swedes ended the world champions' bid for a fourth straight Olympic gold by progressing to the Olympic semi-finals on penalties.

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