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Paul Rhys

Europe

Sweden holds first female-only jockeys championship

The first women-only world championship in horse racing has been held in Sweden. The event, which took place north of Stockholm, could become a fixture in the racing calendar.

Europe

Greenland aim for FIFA recognition

A football team with big ambitions are putting their skills on show at the world island games. Greenland are using the event to push their case for FIFA recognition. More than 2,000 athletes have converged on the Swedish territory of Gotland.

Europe

Island Games 2017 kick off in Sweden's Gotland

More than 2,000 athletes have converged on a remote Swedish territory for the World Island Games 2017. Twenty-three islands are represented. For many taking part it was a mission just to get to Gotland.

Europe

FIBA 3x3 World Cup gets under way in France

The world’s best players of 3x3, an urban version of basketball that was recently added to the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, are in the French city of Nantes for the 2017 FIBA 3x3 World Cup.

Sweden

Swedish school includes skateboarding in curriculum

Skateboarding hasn’t always managed to shake off its image as a counterculture sport. But from 2020 it will be part of the Olympic Games and one school in Sweden has adopted skating as a part of its curriculum

Europe

Manchester United win Europa League trophy for first time

English football club Manchester United has won the Europa League trophy for the first time in its history, beating Ajax 2-0 in the final in Sweden’s capital, Stockholm.

France

Horse racing: France moves to promote female jockeys

Horse racing has traditionally been a male dominated field despite victories for women in elite races such as Australia's Melbourne Cup. But moves to promote women are being made in France, where a two kilogram handicap has been introduced.

Europe

Change in France raises mixed martial arts’ hopes

Mixed martial arts, or MMA, is one of the fastest growing global sports. Fighters in France are struggling to create a future after MMA was banned in the country. Now the change of government could give them cause for hope.