Sweden celebrates Olympic success
The Swedish Olympic Committee had a royal party to celebrate the 27 medals Sweden won at Tokyo 2020 and Beijing 2022.
King Carl XVI Gustaf, Queen Silva and Crown Princess Victoria all attended the festivities in Stockholm City Hall, normally the setting for the Nobel Prize banquet. King Carl XVI Gustaf gave an inspiring speech and expressed his desire to be able visit the Olympic Games again in Paris 2024.
All medalist from the recent Games, were present in the famous Golden Hall, and received a special gift from Sweden’s Minister of Sports, Anders Ygeman. At Beijing 2022, Sweden won 18 Olympic medals, a new record for Swedish winter sports.
Sweden’s most successful medal winning female Olympic athlete, Charlotte Kalla, received special recognition from SOC President Mats Årjes and bBard member Anette Norberg. Cross-Country skier Charlotte Kalla won nine Olympic medals during her career.