Tag: Elite

  • The dark story behind the death of star runner Agnes Tirop

    The dark story behind the death of star runner Agnes Tirop

    Ekot’s dig reporter Emelie Rosen tells about how she examined the extreme world elite in running together with Radiosportens Alexander Lundholm. It is a story about exploited women and men with power that rules their lives. Hear what the running star’s sponsors and agent really knew about how she was doing in the time before […]

  • The running war – You pay with six |  part 1/5

    The running war – You pay with six | part 1/5

    The running war is an investigative documentary series in five parts about doping, sexual exploitation and suspected murder in the shadow of the sports giants. At home in Eskilstuna, elite runner Dusabimana Kazungu dreams of becoming the best in the world. She goes to a training camp in the runner’s paradise of Iten, in Kenya, […]

  • Courting the odds: Danish sports stars are suing the bookmaker giant

    Bookie pleads not guiltyThe players are represented by their respective unions: the Players Association, the Handball Players Association and the Danish Elite Sports Athletes Association. Eriksen demands the biggest salary of the bunch, a total of 1,450,000 kroner, followed by Kasper Schmeichel (500,000), his father Peter and Pernille Harder (both 350,000). Apart from one case, […]

  • Tiotusentals dör i Ukraina medan väst ser på

    Tiotusentals dör i Ukraina medan väst ser på

    I en nyligen kolumnskrev militäranalytiker William Astore, “[Congressman] George Santos är ett symptom på en mycket större sjukdom: en brist på heder, en brist på skam, i Amerika. Heder, sanning och integritet verkar helt enkelt inte spela någon roll, eller spela någon större roll, i Amerika idag. Men hur har man en demokrati där det […]

  • Russian UFC fighter weighs in on Koran-burning row

    Russian UFC fighter weighs in on Koran-burning row

    Khamzat Chimaev said Muslims in Sweden should be shown respect after far-right figure Rasmus Paludan publicly burned a copy of the holy book Russian-born UFC fighter Khamzat Chimaev has said Muslims cannot look the other way after a far-right politician was allowed to publicly burn a copy of the Koran in Chimaev’s adopted homeland of […]

  • Russian UFC star weighs in on Koran-burning row

    Russian UFC star weighs in on Koran-burning row

    Khamzat Chimaev said Muslims in Sweden should be shown respect after far-right figure Rasmus Paludan publicly burned a copy of the holy book Russian-born UFC fighter Khamzat Chimaev has said Muslims cannot look the other way after a far-right politician was allowed to publicly burn a copy of the Koran in Chimaev’s adopted homeland of […]

  • The EU Parliament demands that the Iranian Guard be designated as a terrorist group

    The EU Parliament demands that the Iranian Guard be designated as a terrorist group

    Iran’s elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) has been accused of cracking down on protests at home and supplying drones to Russia The European Parliament on Wednesday called on the EU and its member states to officially designate Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a terrorist organization. The call was included in an amendment […]

  • The EU Parliament demands that the Iranian Guard be designated a terrorist group

    The EU Parliament demands that the Iranian Guard be designated a terrorist group

    Iran’s elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) has been accused of cracking down on protests at home and supplying drones to Russia The European Parliament on Wednesday called on the EU and its member states to officially designate Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a terrorist organization. The call was included in an amendment […]

  • The power play around Vladimir Putin

    The power play around Vladimir Putin

    The President of Russia has gathered power around his own person. But at the same time, a game is underway where influential oligarchs, politicians and leaders of other countries in the region are trying to position themselves against Vladimir Putin. Hard-liners in the Russian power elite complain about the weak Russian army, while Putin is […]

  • Step out of Liz Truss into lettuce

    Step out of Liz Truss into lettuce

    With Britain’s Conservative Party in a state of chaos, a leafy vegetable rose in popularity by surviving Liz Truss’s premiership, writes Dr. Binoy Battlefield. British politics has revealed hidden depths, each sought as each prime minister succumbs. The announcement of Liz Truss her resignation came after only 45 days in office. In terms of duration, […]

  • Extra podcast: China’s new ultimate power elite

    Extra podcast: China’s new ultimate power elite

    The Standing Committee of the Politburo is the highest decision-making body of the Chinese Communist Party. The committee consists of seven men who together make up China’s absolute power elite. On Sunday, the new top layer was presented in Beijing. Sveriges Radio’s correspondent Björn Djurberg was there, as one of the very few accredited journalists […]

  • Russian cult hero removed from UFC roster

    Russian cult hero removed from UFC roster

    Alexey Oleinik is no longer under contract with the elite promotion Russian MMA legend Alexey Oleinik is no longer on the UFC roster, as confirmed by officials from the MMA elite. A popular UFC watch account first noticed that Oleinik had been removed. Later to MMA Fighting, UFC confirmed the development that comes after Oleinik […]

  • First Dane to win a Nobel Prize in a quarter of a century

    First Dane to win a Nobel Prize in a quarter of a century

    For the first time in 25 years, a Dane has been awarded a Nobel Prize. Morten Meldal, professor at the University of Copenhagen, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2022 for his work with click chemistry. “The 2022 Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to Carolyn R Bertozzi, Morten Meldal and K Barry Sharpless […]

  • The Devil in the Details: Ukraine’s Tricky Bid for NATO Membership

    The Devil in the Details: Ukraine’s Tricky Bid for NATO Membership

    Ukraine’s move to apply for NATO membership on September 30 was met with a lot of surprise in Brussels. Very few saw it coming and while there is a lot of sympathy for Kyiv there, don’t expect the country to join the military alliance in an accelerated fashion, as President Volodymyr Zelenskiy promised when he […]

  • Russia says West masterminded the Nord Stream attacks

    Russia says West masterminded the Nord Stream attacks

    Spy chief Sergey Naryshkin claims Moscow’s adversaries are trying to cover up sabotaging the pipelines Director of Russia’s Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) Sergey Naryshkin says there is evidence to suggest that “Western” may have been behind the deactivation of Nord Stream’s underwater pipelines. “We already have some material, which points to a Western trail in […]

  • Russia says Western traces behind the Nord Stream attacks

    Russia says Western traces behind the Nord Stream attacks

    Spy chief Sergey Naryshkin claims Moscow’s adversaries are trying to cover up sabotaging the pipelines Director of Russia’s Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) Sergey Naryshkin says there is evidence to suggest that “the West” may have been behind the deactivation of the Nord Stream underwater pipelines. “We already have some material that points to a Western […]

  • The British intelligence agency hacked the media

    The British intelligence agency hacked the media

    The website of MI5, Britain’s domestic spy service, was briefly taken down by a DDoS attack The website of Britain’s domestic intelligence agency MI5 was briefly knocked offline by a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack on Friday, according to Reuters, citing a BBC report. The culprits are not named, and it is not clear if they […]

  • Elin Kjos – accepts the diagnosis, but not the prognosis

    Elin Kjos – accepts the diagnosis, but not the prognosis

    In Sveriges Radio’s Sunday interview, you meet the person behind the mask of the public in the most basic form of journalism – the interview. The presenter is Martin Wicklin. Producer: Ulrika Stenström. Contact: [email protected] About Elin Kjos She is a training profiler, influencer and former elite athlete. Elin, born in 1988, grew up in […]

  • Russia warns EU state of Soviet debt

    Russia warns EU state of Soviet debt

    Talk of “compensation” over Soviet rule could lead to Latvia owing Moscow money rather than the other way around, diplomats said The Russian embassy in Riga has scoffed at Latvian media reports that a government commission is working to determine “reparations” from the Soviet “occupation” of the Baltic state, which is now a member of […]

  • The Russian embassy warns the EU state that it could end up in debt

    The Russian embassy warns the EU state that it could end up in debt

    Talk of “compensation” over Soviet rule could lead to Latvia owing Moscow money rather than the other way around, diplomats said The Russian embassy in Riga has scoffed at Latvian media reports that a state commission is working to set up “damages” from the Soviet Union “occupation” of the Baltic state, which is now a […]

  • The 28th Sarajevo Film Festival opens in the Bosnian capital

    SARAJEVO, Aug. 12 (Xinhua) — The 28th Sarajevo Film Festival (SFF) opened Friday with the film Triangle of Sadness by award-winning Swedish film director Ruben Ostlund. Ahead of the screening of his latest film, which won him the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival three months ago, Ostlund received the Honorary Heart of Sarajevo […]

  • Part 2: The Sackler Family – The Pill Dynasty and the US Opioid Crisis

    Part 2: The Sackler Family – The Pill Dynasty and the US Opioid Crisis

    For a long time, the wealthy Sackler family has been primarily known for its generous donations to elite universities and museums – the name adorns halls and galleries around the world. Few people notice that it is parts of the Sackler family that are behind the pharmaceutical company Purdue Pharma and the strong, pain-relieving tablet […]

  • VMA in Helsingborg and Höganäs, Skåne •

    VMA in Helsingborg and Höganäs, Skåne •

    Al Qaeda leader killed in Kabul Last week, Al Qaeda’s top leader Ayman al-Zawahiri was killed by the US military in a targeted attack. Zawahiri was in a luxury villa in Kabul, apparently a guest of the Taliban regime in Afghanistan. How does this affect the relationship between the US and Afghanistan? And how has […]

  • Part 1: The Sackler Family – The Pill Dynasty and the US Opioid Crisis

    Part 1: The Sackler Family – The Pill Dynasty and the US Opioid Crisis

    The three Sackler brothers grow up during the 1930s in a New York marked by the Great Depression. Times are tough, but the young men are ambitious and are training to be doctors. One of them in particular, the older brother Arthur, is also very interested in another subject: advertising. Combining medicine with marketing in […]

  • Elite Vikings wore beavers, Danish investigation confirms

    Elite Vikings wore beavers, Danish investigation confirms

    You name it, we’ve ripped it. After all, Hagrid wore a coat made of moleskin, and Cruella they wanted to make a coat out of 101 Dalmatians. Of course, for the 2021 film about the villain, actress Emma Stone wears 47 costumes, and none of them contain fur – a reflection of how the world […]

  • Citizens’ assemblies could lead the way to better democracies

    Citizens’ assemblies could lead the way to better democracies

    Citizens’ assemblies play an integral role in the development of smart cities, enabling people to become more involved in decision-making processes, writes Paul Budde. OVER THE YEARS I have regularly mentioned my involvement in smart cities. I have been involved in this for over a decade. It was obviously my background in the application of […]

  • The climate heat, election campaign in war then and now, and football for the elite in the EC and young people in the Gothia Cup

    The climate heat, election campaign in war then and now, and football for the elite in the EC and young people in the Gothia Cup

    The heat threatens food production in government-crisis Italy The worst drought in 70 years is being talked about in northern Italy. Not only the crops are threatened, but also a lot of the vines. The drought has also become one of the most urgent issues politically, which has also succeeded in dividing the various interests […]

  • The Chechen star threatens UFC legend

    The Chechen star threatens UFC legend

    Khamzat Chimaev said he will handle MMA icon Nate Diaz’s “funeral” Nate Diaz will say a rough final goodbye to the UFC if Khamzat Chimaev’s cold threat is something to go by. News of a headline match between the pair at UFC 279 was reported on Tuesday, in what will fill the final fight of […]

  • The Chechen star threatens terrifyingly when the match with the UFC legend is confirmed

    The Chechen star threatens terrifyingly when the match with the UFC legend is confirmed

    Khamzat Chimaev said he will handle MMA icon Nate Diaz’s “funeral” Nate Diaz will say a rough final goodbye to the UFC if Khamzat Chimaev’s cold threat is something to go by. News of a headline match between the pair at UFC 279 was reported on Tuesday, in what will fill the final fight of […]

  • The EU removes the last obstacle to Croatia’s adoption of the euro currency

    The EU removes the last obstacle to Croatia’s adoption of the euro currency

    BRUSSELS, Belgium: The European Union (EU) has removed the last obstacles for Croatia to adopt the euro currency, the first expansion of the currency bloc in almost a decade. EU finance ministers approved three related laws enabling Croatia to become the 20th member of the eurozone on 1 January. Lithuania was the last country to […]

  • My tennis coach is the world champion

    My tennis coach is the world champion

    Life after 80 can be full of age problems, friends’ funerals and thoughts that life is starting to suffer towards the end. But could it be just the opposite? Would it be possible to redraw the age ladder and instead of taking steps step by step downwards continue upwards and in the 90s step replace […]

  • Charlotte Kalla

    Charlotte Kalla

    Charlotte Kalla learned to ski as a seven-year-old. During 15 years in the world elite, she has collected 22 championship medals, of which three golds in the Olympics and WC, received the Bragdguldet and Jerring Prize and been awarded an Honorary Doctor at Luleå University of Technology. She retired last winter. Charlotte Kalla about her […]

  • It’s Magnificent!  Denmark ready for Le Tour

    It’s Magnificent! Denmark ready for Le Tour

    Looking through the history of the Tour de France, the race has provided many exciting moments over the years. Fighting cyclists collideBut this year’s edition, the 109th in history, will offer a different flavor than all of its predecessors.From 1-3. July it is in Denmark for the first time ever! Not only that, but the […]

  • Manchester City reveals the coveted superstar Haaland

    Manchester City reveals the coveted superstar Haaland

    The former Borussia Dortmund striker has joined the English club on a contract that runs until at least 2027 The reigning Premier League champions Manchester City have announced the signing of Norwegian striker Erling Haaland on a five-year contract. An agreement to acquire the 21-year-old from Borussia Dortmund was signed in May after City activated […]

  • Roman Abramovich – the oligarch called “Putin’s wallet”

    Roman Abramovich – the oligarch called “Putin’s wallet”

    Roman Abramovich growing up in 70s Siberia. Just in time for him to grow up, the Soviet Union collapses. In that moment, just about everything changes. Inspired by the new, Russian entrepreneurial spirit, Roman sniffs out business opportunities on both the right and the left. Together with his mentor Boris Berezovsky, he buys up the […]

  • Markus Torgeby – the involuntary contemporary preacher

    Markus Torgeby – the involuntary contemporary preacher

    In Swedish Radio’s Sunday interview, you meet the person behind the public mask in journalism’s most basic form – the interview. The host is Martin Wicklin. Producer: Ulrika Stenström. Contact: [email protected] About Markus Torgeby Markus Torgeby is a runner, author and lecturer. He has appeared in a couple of documentaries on SVT – Löparen (2002) […]

  • The economic weapon against Putin

    The economic weapon against Putin

    This week’s conflict begins in Moscow, where correspondent Maria Persson Löfgren meets the young couple Julija and Alexander. Their favorite restaurant, McDonald’s, is closed, but otherwise they do not yet feel the harsh sanctions against Russia. Alexander, who works for Swedish H&M, is at home, but still receives a salary. Where the blame for the […]

  • Jonas Åkerlund – about gray areas, genius and madness

    Jonas Åkerlund – about gray areas, genius and madness

    In Swedish Radio’s Sunday interview, you meet the person behind the public mask in journalism’s most basic form – the interview. The host is Martin Wicklin. Producer: Ulrika Stenström. Contact: [email protected] About Jonas Åkerlund Jonas Åkerlund is best known for his pioneering music video production on behalf of the world’s artist elite. The big breakthrough […]

  • Russia-based hockey players will be suspended from national teams

    Any players from Finland and Sweden who compete in Russia will not be able to represent their countries Finnish and Swedish players competing in the Continental Hockey League (KHL) or other championships in Russia will not be selected for their national ice hockey teams, it has been announced. The Finnish Ice Hockey Federation revealed its […]

  • Wild sign D Simon Johansson to two-year contract

    Wild sign D Simon Johansson to two-year contract

    Minnesota Wild signed the Swedish defender Simon Johansson to a two-year entry-level contract on Thursday. Financial conditions were not revealed for Johansson, Wild’s choice in the fifth round of the 2018 NHL draft. Johansson, 22, had 32 points (eight goals, 24 assists) in 58 matches this season with Ilves Tampere during his first season in […]

  • Codename Pam – the secret life of the elite soldier

    Codename Pam – the secret life of the elite soldier

    The code name Pam protects her identity and Petra Malm is the first operator to come forward with her real name. After passing the tough tests, she joins the elite force where she works for ten years. Her story has recently become a book. SOG – Special operations group Within the Armed Forces, there is […]

  • Anders Arborelius: It is painful that we Christians do not agree on the war in Ukraine

    Anders Arborelius: It is painful that we Christians do not agree on the war in Ukraine

    In Russia, the supreme leader of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill Vladimir Putin, is close. He has previously described Putin’s leadership as a miracle of God and in connection with the war he has blessed the Russian troops. The pope has taken a stand against the war – but at the same time wants […]

  • Vishwaraj Jadeja becomes the first Indian athlete to skate 100 km non-stop on the Frozen Sea of ​​Sweden

    New Delhi [India], April 12 (ANI / PNN): The Indian skating athlete Vishwaraj Jadeja recently became the first Indian athlete to have ridden 100 kilometers on the Frozen Sea in Sweden, as part of the Sea Ice Classic, Luleå. It was the first time an Indian has tried and completed such an achievement. His finish […]

  • Why this American decided to enroll in a Russian university

    Why this American decided to enroll in a Russian university

    Kristian Fors is an American from Los Angeles, California, and is a master’s student at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO). After developing a deep love for Russian culture through classical Russian literature, he went abroad for a period of study in St. Petersburg and finally decided to enroll completely at a Russian […]

  • On Screens: Cracking the Coda of the Oscars: Paper only seems to beat Rock

    On Screens: Cracking the Coda of the Oscars: Paper only seems to beat Rock

    A young man with a heart of gold, untapped talent and responsibility: she always puts others first. Hardly Oscar-winning material. At the very least, one could imagine the core performance to be amazing. Miss Daisy needed a black driver, and Rose a very large ship. But the closest are deaf: for her talent and literally. […]

  • Shock doctrine – the crisis in Ukraine and Finland

    Shock doctrine – the crisis in Ukraine and Finland

    Finnish power elite. I have noticed how Finnish students want to apply class-specific analysis to other societies, but are reluctant to use the same frame of reference in Finnish assessment. But perhaps the power elite is not as blatant as in other societies. Research Niklas Jensen-Eriksen recognizes how the power structures behind closed doors enabled […]

  • What are the chances of a Kremlin coup?

    What are the chances of a Kremlin coup?

    Warsaw – With Russia’s ground invasion largely stagnant and stuttering, a minority view is emerging among some Kremlin observers that the days of Russian leader Vladimir Putin are numbered. “Whatever Putin does, he does not look like he can survive long,” tweeted Anders Aslund, a Swedish economist and former economic adviser to the governments of […]

  • The trans women’s victory in the United States is causing concern among elite sports organizations

    The trans women’s victory in the United States is causing concern among elite sports organizations

    Danish Athletics chairman Bent Jensen knows that he goes on eggshells when he discusses transgender people’s involvement in elite sports. It is clear from his statements over the last 24 hours that he wholeheartedly supports their right to determine their own gender. But he also knows that Danish Athletics will be left with eggs in […]

  • The EU agrees with the fourth set of sanctions – the fifth is more difficult, Saarikko says

    The EU agrees with the fourth set of sanctions – the fifth is more difficult, Saarikko says

    “Finance ministers are still surprisingly unanimous in this difficult situation.” The European Council yesterday announced a fourth package of sanctions to increase economic pressure on the Kremlin and weaken its ability to fund the invasion of Ukraine. The package includes a total ban on transactions with state-owned companies that make up the Kremlin’s military-industrial complex, […]

  • Intensive Vasaloppet ends again with a Norwegian winner

    MORA, March 6 (Xinhua) – For the tenth year in a row, a Norwegian skier won the intensive Vasaloppet for men on Sunday when the 90-kilometer-long classic Swedish event celebrates its centenary. The frenzy ended with Andreas Nygard crossing the finish line first in 3:32:18. However, it was a tight race where Nygard regained the […]

  • Medalists of free skicross for women in Beijing 2022

    Medalists of free skicross for women in Beijing 2022

    © Provided by Xinhua CHONGLI, Zhangjiakou, February 17 (Xinhua) – Sandra Naeslund from Sweden broke Canada’s dominance in the ladies’ free skicross to win the gold in Beijing 2022 here on Thursday afternoon. Marielle Thompson from Canada finished second in a melee, followed by Daniela Maier from Germany in the grand final. The other three […]

  • Coldplay – the world’s most beloved and hated band

    Coldplay – the world’s most beloved and hated band

    It’s October 10, 2005 and the British artist elite has gathered at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London. This Monday night, it’s time for one of Britain’s most prestigious galas, the music magazine Q: s Q Awards. The atmosphere is charged and the competition is fierce. When it’s time to present the nominees in the […]

  • Niinistö will participate in the Munich Security Conference in the shadow of the crisis in Ukraine

    Niinistö will participate in the Munich Security Conference in the shadow of the crisis in Ukraine

    President Sauli Niinistö head to the Munich security conference on Friday, his office announced on Monday. To southern Germany 18–20 The meeting in February is likely to overshadow the events around Ukraine. Niinistö, a regular participant in the annual event, will take part in a panel discussion on European security architecture and East-West relations next […]

  • Norway removes a large number of coronavirus measures

    ‘The virus variant that is prevalent now leads to less severe illness than the previous virus variants. Even though many people are becoming infected with COVID-19, lower numbers of people are being admitted to hospital. The vaccines are offering good protection. This means that we can now remove a large number of measures, even though […]

  • Norway removes a large number of coronavirus measures

    Norway removes a large number of coronavirus measures

    ‘The virus variant that is prevalent now leads to less severe illness than the previous virus variants. Even though many people are becoming infected with COVID-19, lower numbers of people are being admitted to hospital. The vaccines are offering good protection. This means that we can now remove a large number of measures, even though […]

  • Olympic star warns: Cheaters can get away with it

    Olympic star warns: Cheaters can get away with it

    Several Olympians testify at times when doping controls were so deficient that they could have cheated, if they wanted to. “The damage of not keeping an athlete under surveillance during a doping control is potentially huge,” says skating star Nils van der Poel. In addition, an electronic system from the international anti-doping agency Wada can […]

  • Fighter – the road to the world champion belt

    Fighter – the road to the world champion belt

    Patricia Berghult, 27, from Malmö belongs to the world elite in professional boxing. If she had been a guy, she would have been a world celebrity and financially independent. But she is a girl and almost unknown and works part time in the office to be able to support herself. Patricia’s big match for the […]

  • Chris Hedges: The workers are on the march America’s new class war

    Chris Hedges: The workers are on the march America’s new class war

    Exploited employees across the country are rising up and taking direct action to tackle low pay and appalling working conditions. There is one last hope for the United States. It does not lie in the ballot box. It lies in union organizing and strikes by workers at Amazon, Starbucks, Uber, Lyft, John Deere, Kellogg, the […]

  • Friday’s newspapers: Healthcare capacity, THL – ministry division and sports awards

    Friday’s newspapers: Healthcare capacity, THL – ministry division and sports awards

    Helsingin Sanomat has shaking asks why Finland seems to be running out of health care capacity at an earlier stage in the Covid epidemic than in other European countries. The magazine points out that health care executives launched an alarm in the early fall and includes a chart showing that the load on hospitals for […]