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Swedish Society for Physical Activity and Sports Medicine: a long history of excellence in sport and exercise medicine
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  1. Magnus Forssblad1,
  2. Karim Khan2
  1. 1President of the Swedish Association for Physical Activity and Sports Medicine and Stockholm Sports Trauma Research Center, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
  2. 2British Journal of Sports Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  1. Correspondence to Dr Karim Khan, President of the Swedish Association for Physical Activity and Sports Medicine and Stockholm Sports Trauma Research Center, Karolinska Institutet, UBC, Centre for Hip Health and Mobility, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z3; karim.khan{at}ubc.ca

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Kudos to Sweden for its 11 medals at the Summer Olympic Games. From the comfort of the BJSM media centre in Vancouver, Sweden was first prominent via triple (and full set) swimming medalist, freestyle and butterfly swimmer Sarah Sjostrom. A big story in the middle of the Games was Sweden giving the US women's football team marching orders in a penalty shoot-out. No-one who saw it will forget Lisa Dahlkvist's ice-cool head (and smile) as she waited to take the match-winning penalty, while the opposing goalie delayed the moment of truth with some essential glove repair work. Whistle! BOOM! Goal!

And speaking of fearless, sangfroid, Sweden showed bike wizardry to medal on the road and in the mountain (Emma Johansson and Jenny Rissveds). BJSM commends all the SFAIM …

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