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Goodbye Old Guard

Pyeongchang 2018 Review of Day 14

In fact, Evgenia Medvedeva is only 18 but the longtime Olympic favourite has already been eclipsed by a younger skater, for this year at least, her compatriot Alina Zagitova (above), as Olympic Athletes from Russia claimed gold and silver. 168 more words


Germany's Miracle on Ice: Team Germany Hangs On To Beat Team Canada in Men's Ice Hockey and Now Play for Gold and Glory

When the USA upset the Soviet Union in the semi-finals of the men’s ice hockey tournament at the 1980 Lake Placid Olympics, it was dubbed “The Miracle on Ice”. 817 more words

Other Olympics

Church Village of Gammelstad, Luleå

Unique for the north of Scandinavia are church villages. In the past people came from near and far to worship in churches. Due to the harsh environment and the wide spread communities people could not return the same day. 95 more words


First days

Today was the second day I’m here in Sweden, and it’s pretty awesome.

My host family lives in Malmö, which is in the South of Sweden, in fact the weather is a little warmer. 668 more words

Around The World

Icehotel in Kiruna

I am so upset that I can’t post pictures right now. I have so many amazing ones from today, and even from yesterday. I will just have to speed up my project of moving all my pictures from this blog to my archive blog. 761 more words


Ethiopia’s reinstatement of state of emergency worries Sweden

Ethiopia’s reinstatement of state of emergency worries Sweden

(Africa News) — Sweden says it is concerned about Ethiopia’s reinstatement of a state of emergency (SOE) in the midst of reform efforts initiated by government. 259 more words


(All of a sudden) I'm a fan of the King of Sweden

It all started with Jonas Jonasson’s book The Girl who Saved the King of Sweden, a wild rollercoaster of a story which, in true Jonasson style, mixes up fictional characters with real historical and contemporary political figures, including, as the title implies, King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, a chap who, until a few days ago I hadn’t ever heard of. 338 more words