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Sweden to ban masks but not burqas at football matches
A masked supporter at a Stockholm derby football match last year. Photo: Janerik Henriksson/TT

The ban is designed to curb violence at sporting events in Sweden, but it must also follow conventions on religious freedom.

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Heckler humbles Swedish golf champion with perfect putt
Henrik Stenson met his match in the final practice for the Ryder Cup. Photo: Charlie Riedel/AP/TT

Well that wasn't supposed to happen...

World Cup of Hockey
Europe sends Sweden home from World Cup
Tomas Tatar scores a winning goal against Sweden's Henrik Lundqvist. Photo: Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP

Sweden was kicked out of the World Cup of Hockey after losing to Team Europe in overtime.

Sweden fights off Russia in Ice Hockey World Cup
Sweden celebrate their winner against Russia. Photo: Mark Blinch/TT

The Swedes got off to a good start in their opening match of the 2016 World Cup of Hockey.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic ready for his derby debut
Ibrahimovic after scoring against Southampton in August. Photo: Jon Super/AP/TT

The Swede will make his first derby appearance for Manchester United on Saturday, when he takes on old enemy Pep Guardiola.

Swedes kick off their post-Zlatan reform phase
Janne Andersson and Lars Lagerbäck. Photo: Henrik Montgomery/TT

Do they stand a chance?

Sweden's Norén wins European Masters in play-off
Norén celebrating with the huge European Masters trophy. Photo: Jean-Christophe BotC/AP/TT

The Stockholm native delivered yet another golfing triumph for his nation this weekend by adding to his Scottish Open win from July.

Video
World's best-ever goal celebration or epic fail?
Screenshot from video by Ettan Play.

You're looking at what may very well be the best and worst moment of this Swedish footballer's life.

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.

The Local investigates
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.

Olympics
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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