January 10, 2012

100th Anniversary of the Stockholm Olympics

Photo by Yanan Li, Stockholm Visitors Board
I'm back from vacation and I thought I would start with a little general "head's up" for 2012. There are many great things happening in Stockholm this coming year, but perhaps the biggest theme will be sports due to the fact that this year is the 100th anniversary of the 1912 Stockholm Olympic Games (and therefore the Stockholm Olympic Stadium as well). This anniversary will be celebrated with different events throughout the year- mostly in the form of sporting events (of course!).

Photo by Yanan Li, Stockholm Visitors Board
Some highlights include Anniversary Regatta (June 2nd and July 20th - Aug 5th)), the Special Olympics (June 5th), Olympic Stadium Festival (June 9th), Stockholm Summer Games (July 5th-8th), and Jubilee Marathon (July 14th). But there are plenty of other events all year long... so check their calendar to see if there will be an event happening when you visit Stockholm or visit their website for further information. Both the calendar and website are in Swedish, but in the top right hand corner you have a "translate" option that translates the page to the language of your choice. Speaking of sports, if you are coming to Stockholm this June then it is good to be aware that the European Championships in Football/Soccer are taking place all month long. The matches are being played in the Ukraine and Poland... Sweden has qualified and the Rival Hotel is planning on showing the matches in our theater. Click here for the match schedule.
I will be writing about many of these events in more detail as they come up!

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