YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsSweden


July 7, 2011
SUMMARY SWEDEN 2, USA 1 (Wolfsburg) Sweden 2 0 — 2 USA 0 1 — 1 FIRST HALF — 1. SWE, Dahlkvist, 16th minute (penalty kick). 2. SWE, Fischer, 35th. SECOND HALF — 3. USA, Wambach, 67th. Yellow cards — Le Peilbet, USA; Fischer, Sweden. Referee — Etsuko Fukano, Japan. Assistant referees — Saori Takahashi, Japan, Zhang Lingling, China. Fourth official — Therese Neguel, Cameroon. Attendance — 23,468.
April 8, 2014 | By Yvonne Villarreal
Amy won't be the only Poehler on NBC for much longer. "Welcome to Sweden" brings the funnywoman's brother Greg Poehler to the spotlight. The half-hour comedy, which will premiere Thursday, July 10 at 9 p.m. EDT/PDT, has the male Poehler's prints all over it. He conceived it, executive produces it, stars in it, and serves as its head writer and show runner. So clearly Amy, who also serves as an executive producer, isn't the only jack-of-all-trades in the family. The fish-out-of-water comedy, based loosely on Poehler's life, follows Bruce Evans (Poehler)
July 27, 1986
I have lived in Los Angeles for 29 years and since 1962 I am an American citizen. Every year I go home to the south of Sweden, to Karishamn, where my whole family lives. Why I write is that I know that U.S. citizens are afraid to travel to Sweden. My friends are very worried about me because of the nuclear accident in Russia. But nobody here has had any feeling of it because we are far away and the winds were with us. Every morning that I am in Karishamn, I walk through the forest and listen to the birds.
February 23, 2014 | By Helene Elliott
SOCHI, Russia - Sidney Crosby again proved that he's a big-time, big-game scorer. Crosby, held without a goal in Canada's first five games at the Sochi Olympics hockey tournament, scored on a breakaway in the second period of Sunday's gold medal game against Sweden to cement Canada's 3-0 victory at the Bolshoy Ice dome and clinch its second consecutive Olympic title. Crosby scored the “golden goal” at Vancouver in 2010, scoring in overtime against the U.S. This time, Canada didn't need to go to sudden-death play to become the first repeat men's Olympic champion since the old Soviet Union teams won in 1984 and 1988.
June 28, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Axl Rose spent most of Tuesday in a Stockholm jail cell after allegedly biting a security guard in the leg at his hotel, police said. The Guns N' Roses frontman was arrested early Tuesday after he was accused of attacking and threatening the guard and causing damage to the Berns Hotel, where the alleged scuffle took place, police spokeswoman Towe Hagg said. Rose was released from jail that evening, after he admitted to the charges and agreed to pay a fine of $5,500, Hagg said.
September 19, 2003 | Chris Pasles
Los Angeles Philharmonic music director Esa-Pekka Salonen left Wednesday to conduct a memorial service for his friend Anna Lindh, the Swedish foreign minister who died Sept. 11 after being stabbed repeatedly in a Stockholm department store. Salonen was honoring a special appeal from the Swedish government to conduct the Stockholm Chamber Orchestra, which he led from 1985 to 1995, at the memorial today.
September 17, 2012 | By Lisa Dillman
The first name from the Kings on the verge of an agreement with a European hockey team during the NHL lockout is a big one. It's Anze Kopitar. The Kings' star center will be playing for Mora IK of the Swedish league, said his agent, Pat Brisson of  Creative Artists Agency, on Monday afternoon.  What made Mora so attractive to Kopitar was that his younger brother Gasper is playing for the team. Mora is competing in the second-highest division in Sweden. Kopitar, who in June helped lead the Kings to their first Stanley Cup championship, was in demand, having received interest from the Swiss National League.
September 4, 2013 | By Kathleen Hennessey
STOCKHOLM, Sweden - Like a distant cousin who unexpectedly shows up for dinner after years of ignoring invitations, President Obama arrived in Sweden on Wednesday for a last-minute, but first-ever, presidential visit to this Scandinavian capital. Obama visited on an unusually sunny day and was greeted by large crowds of spectators as he zipped through meetings, a visit to a Holocaust memorial and an evening of diplomacy on his way to a meeting of the Group of 20 major economies in St. Petersburg, Russia.
September 5, 2012 | By Deborah Netburn
Leave it to the country that brought us Ikea to make the most of the Internet.  According to a new report from the World Wide Web Foundation, the people and government of Sweden are the best in the world at optimizing the Web The United States ranked second in the index, followed by the United Kingdom, Canada and Finland. Tunisia and Russia were smack in the middle of the list that ranks 61 countries, taking the the 30 and 31st spots respectively. At the bottom of the list were Zimbabwe and Yemen.
May 27, 1986 | From Reuters
A Tass press agency reporter has defected with his wife and two children while on assignment in Finland by crossing into neighboring Sweden, emigre sources said today. The sources said Raivo Ojasaar, 39, an Estonian who had been posted in Helsinki since 1981, may have continued to West Germany or the United States to seek asylum.
February 23, 2014 | Helene Elliott
SOCHI, Russia - Team Canada's journey to its second straight Olympic hockey title began six months ago not with intense strategizing, but with a game of ball hockey. Seeking a way to get players to bond when insurance costs prevented them from skating at an Olympic orientation camp, Coach Mike Babcock told them to wear sneakers and improvise a game on land. It seemed silly at the time but it was the memory Ryan Getzlaf invoked Sunday as Canada prepared for the third period of its gold-medal game against Sweden at the Bolshoy Ice Dome.
February 22, 2014 | Chris Kuc
Sweden wasn't about to allow the loss of several top players to keep it from its quest for the gold medal. The top-seeded Swedes got one step closer when they defeated Finland, 2-1, in the semifinals of the men's hockey tournament Friday. Sweden will face Canada in the gold-medal game on Sunday. After losing Henrik Sedin and Johan Franzen before the Olympics started and captain Henrik Zetterberg during the Games because of injuries, Sweden hasn't missed a beat. "Even though we lost some players, we had some other players step in and do a really good job," said defenseman Erik Karlsson, who scored the game-winner in the second period.
February 22, 2014 | Helene Elliott
SOCHI, Russia - Rugged defenseman Niklas Kronwall, captain of undefeated gold-medal finalist Sweden, plays in the NHL for the Detroit Red Wings and Coach Mike Babcock, who has guided undefeated Canada to Sunday's hockey finale. So Kronwall knows how effective a leader Babcock can be. "Whenever you're in a meeting," Kronwall said, "he always seems to find the right things to say and gets the guys extremely motivated. " Babcock has done a fine job in motivating his superstars to buy into a demanding defensive style.
February 21, 2014 | Helene Elliott
SOCHI, Russia - The team that bulldozed its way through the Sochi Olympic hockey tournament while averaging five goals a game exited the semifinals meekly, unable to score once. Team USA's speed was neutralized and its in-your-face attitude pushed right back in its own face by Canada, which had been pushed to the brink by Latvia - Latvia? - in the quarterfinals and has been subjected to daily roastings from armchair critics back home. In a dramatic turnaround, Canada raised its game to an art Friday.
February 21, 2014 | By Helene Elliott
SOCHI, Russia - Teemu Selanne's dream of winning an Olympic gold medal will not come true. The Ducks' right wing, a six-time Olympian at 43 and the oldest player ever to score a goal in the men's Olympic hockey tournament, lost his shot at the elusive gold medal when he and Finland lost to Sweden, 2-1, in the first of two semifinal games Friday at the Bolshoy Ice Dome. Sweden will advance to the championship game on Sunday against the winner of the Canada-U.S. semifinal, to be played later Friday.
February 20, 2014 | Helene Elliott
SOCHI, Russia - When these are the rivalries - Canada facing the U.S. in one semifinal of the Olympic hockey tournament after Sweden plays Finland in the other - Xs and O's and detailed analysis have less to do with the outcome than pure, unfettered emotion. Asked whether the U.S. will try to take the middle of the ice away from Canada, which has won all four of its games despite modest production from its forwards, center David Backes laughed and insisted the question was too technical.
December 29, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Argentina has arrested an infamous navy officer, dubbed the "Blond Angel," at the request of Sweden, which wants to extradite and try him for the death of a young Swedish girl in 1977, a court said. Alfredo Astiz, who during Argentina's 1976-83 military dictatorship was a member of an anti-leftist death squad, is also wanted by Italy and Spain and has been condemned in absentia by France to life in prison for killing two nuns.
May 25, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Swedish police on Wednesday tightened border checks after a valuable artwork by Norwegian painter Edvard Munch was stolen from a manor in southern Sweden. Thieves broke into the summer home of a Norwegian ship owner near Horby, 360 miles south of Stockholm, late Tuesday and stole the painting worth an estimated $138,000, police spokesman Per Jansson said. Works by the Norwegian painter, who died in 1944, are a popular target for thieves.
Los Angeles Times Articles