Sporting in Sweden: Summer and winter activities

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Sweden with its 2400 kilometres of shoreline and 12 mountains with peaks above 2000 meters in height offers all kind of sports activities and a half of the population of the country practise one or more sports. In Sweden even the schools close in February one week for sports holidays and all children are supposed to practice skiing and other winter sports. Sport clubs are in Sweden subsidized to form future talents.
In Sweden you can't really find a national sport, because 20 percent of the population is an active member in a sport club and practice football, equestrian sports, handball, golf, ice hockey, tennis, running, cycling, skiing, sailing and a lot of other sports. But only few people know that Sweden is world-leading in two sports: in bandy and orienteering.

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Press Agency Sweden covers all the main sports activities, starting with the cross-country ski race Vasaloppet and the Longines FEI World Cup Jumping™ to the Volvo Ocean Race in Gothenburg, the Stockholm Marathon and the Swedish Open in Båstad. Just contact us and you can even acquire the exclusive rights for photos, if you don't want to print the same pictures your readers will find in other newspapers or magazines.
Even if Sweden only counts ten million inhabitants, you'll find a large list of successful sports people. The men´s national hockey team has won the World Championships ten times, Ingemar Stenmark and Anja Pärson have dominated alpin skiing at some point, Swedish golf players have won over 100 European Tour and 25 PGA Tour events, Björn Borg is known for eleven Grand Slam titles and Zlatan Ibrahimovic is known all over the world and a living legend.