Sweden’s oldest would-be MP: ‘They promised I wouldn’t get in’

Sweden’s oldest would-be MP: ‘They promised I wouldn’t get in’

Gösta Arvedson, 89, is the oldest Riksdag candidate in Sweden, but our Swede of the Week explains that the Liberal Party (Folkpartiet) had to make some unusual promises for him to put his name forward.

‘You’re quite pretty… for a black girl’

‘You’re quite pretty… for a black girl’

Swedish amputee skier, 42, makes Olympic debut

Swedish amputee skier, 42, makes Olympic debut

Swede becomes YouTube star after saving duck

Swede becomes YouTube star after saving duck

The fuzzy hamster that took Sweden for a ride

The fuzzy hamster that took Sweden for a ride

The man behind the biggest (and coolest) hedgehog in Sweden

The man behind the biggest (and coolest) hedgehog in Sweden

Sweden’s feminist hockey hunk who doesn’t want to go to the Olympics

Sweden’s feminist hockey hunk who doesn’t want to go to the Olympics

Inspiring with Instagram: One Swede’s Journey

Inspiring with Instagram: One Swede’s Journey

Klaus-Heidi bids auf wiedersehen to Sweden

Klaus-Heidi bids auf wiedersehen to Sweden

Euphoric Swedish teens shore up prestigious win

Euphoric Swedish teens shore up prestigious win

The woman who wants Sweden’s gender rating at a cinema near you

The woman who wants Sweden’s gender rating at a cinema near you

Greta, ‘world’s oldest rapper’, retires at 98

Greta, ‘world’s oldest rapper’, retires at 98

Young Swede nets win in Davis Cup thriller

Young Swede nets win in Davis Cup thriller

I’m having Owen Wilson’s baby: Hollywood Swede

I’m having Owen Wilson’s baby: Hollywood Swede

A young Swedish Muslim inspired by Wallenberg

A young Swedish Muslim inspired by Wallenberg

August Prize-winning author Göran Rosenberg

August Prize-winning author Göran Rosenberg

Liberal EU Commissioner Cecilia Malmström

Liberal EU Commissioner Cecilia Malmström

The man with the best memory in Sweden

The man with the best memory in Sweden

The Sarah Dawn Finer things at Christmas

The Sarah Dawn Finer things at Christmas

Mikael Marcimain: ‘I’ve never made a Palme film’

Mikael Marcimain: ‘I’ve never made a Palme film’

Forty years in comics for ‘leftie bear’ Bamse

Forty years in comics for ‘leftie bear’ Bamse

Laila Bagge’s homeless mobile phone flap

Laila Bagge’s homeless mobile phone flap

Online refugee greeting takes Sweden by storm

Online refugee greeting takes Sweden by storm

‘Peeping Tom mural romanticizes harassment’

‘Peeping Tom mural romanticizes harassment’

Inside the Pirates’ den: filmmaker Simon Klose

Inside the Pirates’ den: filmmaker Simon Klose

Swede’s Grammy win ‘a dream come true’

Swede’s Grammy win ‘a dream come true’

Sweden’s ‘snow man’: I didn’t want to be saved

Sweden’s ‘snow man’: I didn’t want to be saved

‘You can’t butcher a family member’

‘You can’t butcher a family member’

Swede reveals new site in wake of online mannequin shenanigans

Swede reveals new site in wake of online mannequin shenanigans

‘Marathons are more like a warm-up for us’

‘Marathons are more like a warm-up for us’

‘It’d be strange if I wasn’t nervous’: royal chef

‘It’d be strange if I wasn’t nervous’: royal chef

Swede wows Katy Perry with jungle jingle

Swede wows Katy Perry with jungle jingle

Swedes of the Week

Swedes of the Week

Håkan Hellström: Indie darling to stadium rocker

Håkan Hellström: Indie darling to stadium rocker

Firefighter to Stockholm rioters: I’ll still help you

Firefighter to Stockholm rioters: I’ll still help you

Madeleine: A private princess in the spotlight

Madeleine: A private princess in the spotlight

Swedes join woman’s hunt for ‘super hot’ guy

Swedes join woman’s hunt for ‘super hot’ guy

Poor Swedish pensioner shoplifts to eat

Poor Swedish pensioner shoplifts to eat

Russia needs a total gay rights U-turn: minister

Russia needs a total gay rights U-turn: minister

How I climbed Sweden’s highest mountain – with a wheelchair

How I climbed Sweden’s highest mountain – with a wheelchair

Teacher spreads word of giant butter knife

Teacher spreads word of giant butter knife

The woman who wants Sweden’s bureaucracy to clean up its language

The woman who wants Sweden’s bureaucracy to clean up its language