Sweden's news in English

Editions:  Europe · Austria · Denmark · France · Germany · Italy · Norway · Spain · Sweden · Switzerland

Widespread support for Olympic boycott

Share this article

07:39 CEST+02:00
Nearly four of ten Swedes want Sweden to boycott the Opening Ceremonies of the Beijing Olympics, according to a survey carried out by Novus Opinion for TV4.

About half of the respondents do not want a boycott.

To the question of whether Sweden ought to be present for athletic events but skip official representation at the Opening Ceremonies 34 percent answered yes and 45 percent no.

The rest, 21 percent, replied that they didn't know.

On Tuesday evening, Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt put his foot down in the debate and said that Sweden would not boycott the Olympics in any way.

1,000 people were included in the survey.

 
Get notified about breaking news on The Local

Share this article

From our sponsors

New Malmö museum will focus on ‘democracy and migration'

Change starts with one small step, whether it be a large or small scale project, it all requires movement. It's a logic that can be applied to starting a new national museum from scratch, especially one with an innovative theme that is going to take several years to come to fruition.