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Magical Olympic moments: The day Sweden made history in Lillehammer

The Olympic and Paralympic Games is about moments – moments of joy, moments of pain, moments of inspiration.

It’s about so much more than sport. The best athletes in the world compete for glory on the biggest stage – but the Olympic movement also brings together communities, celebrates legacy and drives change on a global scale.

Over the years, Sweden’s Olympic athletes have given us many unforgettable golden moments.

And, with just weeks to go until Sweden finds out whether it will host the Winter Games for the first time ever in 2026, we’ve raided SVT’s incredible Olympic archive to highlight some of the most iconic Swedish successes from over the years.

Check out the clip below – remember this? It took place in Lillehammer 1994, when Peter Forsberg became the hero and Tommy Salo saved the decisive penalty to earn Sweden its first ever Olympic Ice Hockey gold medal!

Press play, hear the commentators and remember how you felt when you watched this historic moment happen for the first time…

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