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Sweden's golden girl swims to new record
Swedish champion Sarah Sjöström. Photo: AP Photo/Sergei Grits

Sweden's golden girl swims to new record

Sweden's Sarah Sjöström broke the women's 100 metre butterfly world record for the second time in 24 hours to win gold in the final at the world swimming championships on Monday. READ  

Swedish swimmer smashes butterfly record
Swedish swimmer Sarah Sjöström. Photo: Maja Suslin/TT

Swedish swimmer smashes butterfly record

Swedish swimming champion Sarah Sjöström broke the women's 100m butterfly record on Sunday as China’s Sun Yang and America’s Katie Ledecky kept their 400m freestyle titles at the World Championships. READ  

'I try to shape my boys into something'
Zlatan Ibrahimovic, right, and his partner Helena Seger. Photo: AP Photo/Francois Mori

'I try to shape my boys into something'

Swedish star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has spoken about how he is trying to raise his sons to walk in his footsteps. READ  

Sweden footballers claim another Euro triumph
Sweden celebrates after beating Spain. Photo: AFP/TT

Sweden footballers claim another Euro triumph

Sweden was still celebrating on Tuesday after its under-19 women's team triumphed against Spain in the European championship final, claiming the Nordic country's second such title. READ  

Swedes celebrate home win at Swedish Open
Johanna Larsson celebrates her win. Photo: Bjön Larsson/TT

Swedes celebrate home win at Swedish Open

Sweden's successful sporting summer continued over the weekend with homegrown talent Johanna Larsson winning the country's biggest tennis tournament, the Swedish Open, for the first time. READ  

Serena Williams pulls out of Swedish Open
Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka hug following their Wimbledon quarter-final match. Photo: Bob Martin/AELTC

Serena Williams pulls out of Swedish Open

World number one and six-time Wimbledon champion Serena Williams has spoken about how an elbow injury forced her to pull out of the Swedish Open in Båstad at the last minute. READ  

UK football parents 'threaten' Swedish kids
The Gothia Cup attracts 1,650 teams from all over the world. Photo: Adam Ihse/TT

UK football parents 'threaten' Swedish kids

UPDATED: A UK-based football team has responded to claims a group of its parents threatened their children's 12-year-old Swedish opponents at a world youth tournament in Gothenburg. READ  

Interview
Swedish soccer star keeps slum hearts warm
John Guidetti in Kenya, with coach Tiras Waiyaki (on his right) and fellow players. Photo: Private

Swedish soccer star keeps slum hearts warm

John Guidetti helped score Sweden its biggest footballing win last month, but his early career was spent in Africa's biggest slum, where he's always been a hero, his former coach Tiras Waiyaki has told The Local. READ  

European Under-21 Championship
Sweden celebrates first Euro U21 title victory
Players jump Sweden's goalkeeper Patrik Carlgren after he catches the decisive penalty. Photo: TT

Sweden celebrates first Euro U21 title victory

UPDATED: Sweden was still celebrating on Wednesday after a nail biting penalty shoot-out led the country to victory over Portugal and their first European Under-21 title in history. READ  

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Thousands welcome home Sweden’s heroes

Thousands welcome home Sweden’s heroes

Stockholm’s Kungsträdgården park was packed with tens of thousands of Swedish football fans on Wednesday afternoon as they welcomed the country’s Under-21 team home after their historic European Championship win in Prague. READ  

British sailor on verge of Gothenburg double
British sailor Ian Walker. Photo: TT

British sailor on verge of Gothenburg double

Briton Ian Walker aims to complete a rare Volvo Ocean Race double on Saturday as the biggest yachting race in the world finally reaches its climax in the Swedish port of Gothenburg. READ  

Swedish star's kickabout with young fan goes viral
Sweden's striker John Guidetti. Photo: Björn Lindgren/TT

Swedish star's kickabout with young fan goes viral

A sweet story about how a big-hearted Swedish national football star made an eight-year-old fan's day has gone viral in Sweden. READ  

Women's World Cup
Germany oust Sweden from FIFA World Cup
Sweden's Nilla Fischer tries to block Germany's Anja Mittag (R) during Germany's 4-1 win. Photo: Carmen Jaspersen / picture alliance / dpa

Germany oust Sweden from FIFA World Cup

Top ranked Germany advanced to the quarter-finals of the Women's World Cup on Saturday with a confident 4-1 victory over Sweden. READ  

Sweden hangs by thread after draw with Aussies
Australia's Emily van Egmond and Sweden's Lisa Dahlkvist vie for the ball. Photo: Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP

Sweden hangs by thread after draw with Aussies

Sweden could still advance to the next round despite drawing with Australia in their third match in the Fifa Women's World Cup late on Tuesday. READ  

Zlatan double scores Sweden Euro 2016 win
Sweden's footballers celebrating on Sunday. Photo:TT

Zlatan double scores Sweden Euro 2016 win

Sweden's male footballers won 3-1 at home to Montenegro on Sunday as they continued their bid to secure a place in the Euro 2016 tournament. READ  

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