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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Captials centre Nicklas Backström, who helped Sweden to secure a silver medal at the Sochi Winter Olympics, has withdrawn his appeal against a doping ban, but learned he will keep his prize.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
Swedish rabbits compete in London last year. Source: YouTube

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'

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
Zlatan Ibrahimovic in action for PSG. Photo: TT

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 celebrates her victory on December 13th 2014. Photo: Marcus Ericsson/TT

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
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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  

Malmö's European adventure ends in defeat
Malmö's Markus Rosenberg applauds the fans after his club's 4-2 defeat against Olympiakos on December 9th 2014. Photo: Thanassis Stavrakis/AP

Malmö's European adventure ends in defeat

The Swedish champions won't be playing European football until next season, after losing their final Champions League group match against Olympiakos. READ  

World Cup 2015
Swedes drawn in tough World Cup group

Swedes drawn in tough World Cup group

Sweden's top women footballers have been drawn in a devilish Group D with USA, Australia and Nigeria for the 2015 World Cup in Canada, prompting coach Pia Sundhage to bemoan the 'weird' seeding system. READ  

Sweden's Zlatan pushes PSG top in France
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Sweden's Zlatan pushes PSG top in France

Paris Saint-Germain moved into top spot in Ligue 1 on Saturday after a Zlatan Ibrahimovic brace was enough to secure a 2-1 win over Nantes 2-1 at the Parc des Princes. READ  

Swedish hockey legend Alfredsson calls it quits
Daniel Alfredsson speaks during an NHL hockey a news conference announcing his retirement on Thursday December 4, 2014 in Ottawa. AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Adrian Wyld

Swedish hockey legend Alfredsson calls it quits

Sweden's Daniel Alfredsson, who starred for 17 years with the NHL's Ottawa Senators, returned to his adopted Canadian home on Thursday to formally announce his retirement. READ  

Zlatan backtracks on King's banquet snub
Zlatan Ibrahimovic shakes hands with Swedish King King Carl XVI Gustaf at Parc des Princes on December 2nd 2014. Photo: Jonas Ekströmer/TT

Zlatan backtracks on King's banquet snub

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has spun on his goal-scoring heels and agreed to meet the Swedish King and Queen for a banquet in Paris, after previously turning down an invitation to dine with the royals. READ  

Zlatan refuses banquet with Sweden's King

Sweden footballer Zlatan Ibrahimovic has turned down an invitation to dine with Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden and France's President Francois Hollande on Tuesday night, according to reports in the French media. READ  

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