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Vasaloppet 2016

The annual race was dominated by Norwegian winners this year. More»

Quarterfinals set in Swedish Cup

Seven Allsvenskan sides and one Superettan team advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2015/16 Swedish Cup as group play came to an end March 6. More»

Vasteraas seeks record bandy title

Bandy is widely played in Scandinavia and the nations of the Russian Federation. Teams of 11 skaters — one goalkeeper and 10 “out” players, defenders, midfielder and forwards — compete on a soccer-field sized ice sheet. All the players use a small stick similar to what field hockey players use although the blade is longer and not as curved. Instead of a puck the game has a small ball. It is the only winter team sport in which the weather can play a major role as the rinks are all outdoors. More»

Playoff season looms in innebandy, basketball and hockey

Floorball is a derivation of floor hockey and bandy. Six-player teams compete on a rink slightly larger than a basketball court. A goalie protects the net while five field players try to score using the field hockey-like stick bandy uses, and the ball looks like a whiffle ball with 26 holes in it. The sport is one of the fastest growing winter activities in Scandinavia and has rapidly spread to Europe and North America. More»

Swedish team makes good use of European windfall

Malmo has reaped the financial rewards of playing in the European Champions League. More»

SHL locked in playoff spot battle

Six teams are fighting for the final automatic playoff spots in the Swedish Hockey League More»

Swedish coach Erik Hamrén to step down

Erik Hamrén plans to step down as Sweden's head coach after the 2016 UEFA European Championships More»

Basketligan enters home stretch

American players are once more figuring prominently as the Swedish Basketball League - Basketligan - nears the playoffs. More»

American leads Frölunda to European hockey title

Ryan Lasch scored goal and earned tournament MVP honors as he led the Frölunda Indians to the European Champions Hockey League title. More»

Americans hungry for SHL crown

A pair of American players in Sweden might be just what Färjestad needs to once again life the Le Mat Trophy. More»

Yanks blast Baby Kronor for bronze at World Junior Hockey

Team USA used a four-goal second period to knock off Sweden 8-3 in the bronze-medal game of the 2016 World Junior Hockey Championship More»

SAIK, Frölunda take charge in SHL


Sweden tops Denmark to reach UEFA Finals

Zlatan Ibrahimovic really can carry all of Sweden on his shoulders — or his feet. More»

Norrköping storms to Allsvenskan title

IFK Norrköping came from nowhere to claim its 13th Swedish football crown. More»

Yes, there is a season for hunting lobster

October in Sweden isn't just moose hunting season, it's also lobster fishing season. The official start of the lobster season is at 7 a.m. on the first Monday after the 20th of September, stretching through the winter until April 30. More»