Paul Rhys

Paul Rhys

Europe

Immigrant football unites Sweden against World Cup racism

Jimmy Durmaz, who is ethnically Assyrian, was a victim of racial abuse from his countrymen after being blamed for the team's loss to Germany, but Assyrian Swedish footballers are not uncommon.

Immigrant football unites Sweden against World Cup racism

World Cup 2018

World Cup 2018: There is no 'i' in Sweden's team

Sweden has a proud tradition of playing an organised-style of football, starting with the academies that feed clubs in its domestic league.

World Cup 2018: There is no 'i' in Sweden's team

Pyeongchang 2018

Pyeongchang 2018: A history of Swedish success

When the first medal events start on Saturday, you can expect to see plenty of golds around the necks of Swedes.

Pyeongchang 2018: A history of Swedish success

Europe

Pyeongchang 2018: Denmark is Scandinavia's odd-one-out

The Danes only medal from the Winter Olympic Games was a silver in curling and it was earned some 20 years in the past.

Pyeongchang 2018: Denmark is Scandinavia's odd-one-out

Europe

European borders: Restrictions remain in Schengen zone

In spite of the drop in numbers of refugees arriving in Europe, a number of European countries have cited security controls to keep restrictions in place on movement across their borders.

European borders: Restrictions remain in Schengen zone

Sport

Netherlands baseball scores high in global arena

The Netherlands have been crowned European champions 22 times and are just two finishes behind the traditional powers at the World Baseball Classic.

Netherlands baseball scores high in global arena

Europe

Norwegian women's football team becomes first to score equal pay

The Norwegian women's football team has become the first female national team to receive the same pay deal as their male counterparts.

Norwegian women's football team becomes first to score equal pay

Europe

Stand up paddle boarding fighting for control of the sport

The world championships of stand up paddle boarding is taking place in Denmark with a record number of athletes competing. But there's a fight over who should run what could become an Olympic sport.

Stand up paddle boarding fighting for control of the sport

Europe

Appeal bid to stop deportation of Afghan woman, 106, from Sweden

The family of an 106-year-old Afghan woman is appealing against a decision by Swedish authorities to deport her from the European country.

Appeal bid to stop deportation of Afghan woman, 106, from Sweden

Europe

Female rugby players struggle after retirement

The women’s Rugby World Cup in Belfast, Northern Ireland has elevated the status of the female players in the game. But with nearly every team coached by a man, women have less chance of a future in rugby after retirement.

Female rugby players struggle after retirement

Europe

Women's rugby makes big strides

The Women's Rugby World Cup, which has been jointly hosted by Ireland and Northern Ireland, has shown the progress but also the limitations facing the female sport.

Women's rugby makes big strides

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.

Sweden holds first female-only jockeys championship