Nordén beaten by Spirig in dramatic photo finish

Nordén beaten by Spirig in dramatic photo finish

It took a photo to determine who came in first, but Swedish triathlete Lisa Nordén had to be content with the silver, after being beaten by Swiss Nicola Spirig at the finish line in Saturday’s women’s triathlon final.

Medieval silver treasure found on Gotland

Medieval silver treasure found on Gotland

A silver treasure from the 12th century has been found on the Baltic island Gotland, where over 600 pieces of silver coins have been unearthed, according to reports in local media.

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Swedish Olympian slammed for ‘cruelty’

Swedish dressage rider Patrik Kittel has been accused of animal cruelty following photographs published in a German sports magazine, but Kittel himself calls the allegations “absurd”.

US court secrecy makes Assange ‘helpless’

US court secrecy makes Assange ‘helpless’

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's defense lawyer said on Friday that his client, seeking asylum in Ecuador, was in a state of limbo because of secrecy from the United States over the charges it may pursue.

‘Give Wallenberg an annual day’: minister

‘Give Wallenberg an annual day’: minister

As the 100 year anniversary of Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg’s birth is commemorated in Sweden and globally, democracy minister Birgitta Ohlsson suggests making August 4th Wallenberg’s own annual day in the Swedish calendar.

The Raoul Wallenberg Calendar: Q&A with Brian Palmer

The Raoul Wallenberg Calendar: Q&A with Brian Palmer

With the centenary of Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg's birth on Saturday, The Local catches up with Brian Palmer, a researcher at Uppsala University who has created a calendar to commemorate individuals of exceptional civic courage.

Stockholm readies for massive Pride parade

Stockholm readies for massive Pride parade

Glitter, carnival and beautiful costumes are set to flood the streets of Stockholm on Saturday, along with an important message, as the annual Pride parade kicks off with 45,000 participants.

‘One individual can save the lives of thousands’

‘One individual can save the lives of thousands’

As Sweden celebrated the centennial of diplomat Raoul Wallenberg in August, the national coordinator for the Wallenberg year, Olle Wästberg, ponders the importance of individual responsibility.