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Sweden at the Olympics

The nordic nation of Sweden was one of the countries that competed at the first-ever Olympic Games held in Athens, Greece in 1896 and they have participated in every Olympiad since. The Scandinavian nation boycotted the 1956 edition of the Olympics in Melbourne, Australia although it is still classed as attending the Olympics as it hosted the Game’s equestrian events in Stockholm earlier that year, where its dressage team won a bronze medal.

Sweden have also hosted the summer Olympic Games once, in 1912 when it was held in the city of Stockholm.

Swedish athletes won nine medals at the 2020 Games in Tokyo, extending its medal-winning streak to 48 straight Olympic Games. Aside from Sweden the only country that has won a medal at every Olympic Games since 1908 is its Nordic neighbor Finland.

Stockholm Olympic Games opening ceremony 1912Stockholm Olympic Games opening ceremony 1912


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