SWEDISH SPORTS

The two main spectator sports are football and ice hockey. Second to football, horse sports have the highest number of practitioners, mostly women.

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The Swedish national football team has seen some success at the World Cup in the past, finishing second when they hosted the tournament in 1958, and third twice, in 1950 and 1994.

Sweden hosted the 1912 Summer Olympics and the FIFA World Cup in 1958. Other big sport events held here include the 1992 UEFA European Football Championship, FIFA Women’s World Cup 1995, and several championships of ice hockey, curling, athletics, skiing, bandy, figure skating and swimming. Successful tennis players include former world No. 1’s Björn Borg, Mats Wilander and Stefan Edberg.