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Scenes from Stockholm’s Tjejmilen 10K Race

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Yesterday, my girlfriends and I along with roughly 32,000 other women did the popular 10K Tjejmilen race through Stockholm on a cold, wet, and very rainy day.

Taste of Olympics in Stockholm Triathlon

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This past Saturday, the ITU World Triathlon Championships came to Stockholm and brought top Olympic athletes along with it. Competitors swam across Stockholm’s harbor, biked, and then ran multiple laps around Gamla stan and the Palace.

Women’s Bandy in Uppsala

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Bandy – an ice hockey-like sport with a larger field and small red ball – is popular in Sweden, Finland, and Russia. This weekend, both the men’s and women’s bandy finals (SM-Finaler i Bandy) were being held in Uppsala so I headed up to catch the women’s teams battle it out with Team AIK eventually taking home the gold, beating out Sandviken in overtime 5-4.

Welcoming the World Junior Hockey Champions

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Winning their first gold medal since 1981 (in 31 years!), needless to say, Sweden’s national junior hockey team was treated to a hero’s welcome at Kungsträdgården in Stockholm. The World Junior Championship tournament was played in Canada last week in which Sweden clinched the title in a nail-biting game against Russia.

The seniors have won many titles, and it is now a tradition to celebrate with cheering crowds in Kungsträdgården. Last time Sweden celebrated like this was in 2006 when the seniors won both World Championship gold and Olympic gold.

Running the Lidingöloppet

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It’s definitely that time of the year when there’s usually some sort of race going on every weekend. That time between late Summer and early Autumn when temperatures are cool and mild enough not to give you heat stroke while running.

And last week was the start of a popular race(actually, the world’s largest cross country race), Lidingöloppet, that spans a couple days with various categories including a children’s race.  The cross-country race takes runners through one of Stockholm’s most beautiful (and expensive) islands – Lidingö.