- 08 Apr 2019
- NOC News
News from the Swedish National Olympic Committee
Find here the latest news from the National Olympic Committee: events, courses, general assemblies and elections, trophies and much more.
08 April 2019
Together with World’s Children’s Prize, the Swedish Olympic Committee is running a project entitled Round the Globe Run - for a Better World, which started last November. Tens of thousands of children in Sweden will learn more about the Olympic values and the global goals for sustainable development. About 20 Swedish Olympians, such as ice hockey player Danijela Rundqvist and cross country skier Anders Södergren (photo), have visited about 100 schools in Sweden which are taking part in this project and teaching their students about the Olympic values, the Olympic Movement and the global goals for sustainable development. By 1 April 2020, the Olympians will have visited about 250 schools in different parts of Sweden. On 1 April, around one million children across the world participated in the Round the Globe Run for a Better World. Together they will complete up to 100 circuits of the globe, while highlighting the changes they want to see in support of children’s rights and the global sustainable development goals. More info here at www.sok.se.
18 September 2018
More than 16,000 children celebrated Olympic Day in Sweden this year. Arranged by the Swedish Olympic Committee, Olympians and local sports clubs invited kids to try out their sports at 10 Olympic Days in different parts of the country. The Olympic Day tour started in February during the Olympic Games. During two days in Spånga, a suburb of Stockholm, pupils at the local schools were able to try 10 different sports, in the presence of Olympic figure skater Joshi Helgesson. After two days in Gothenburg and three days on the beaches of Ribban in Malmö, the tour wrapped up with two days and 15 Olympic sports in Stockholm, at the Kungsträdgården park in August. This was the seventh year in a row that Olympic Day was celebrated in the Swedish capital. More info at www.sok.se