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Sunday, February 21, 2010

Sweden's skillful Tre kronor vs. Finland's Susi in Olympic hockey Sunday - Heja Sverige! Heja Sverige!

Heja Sverige! Heja Sverige!

Have been waiting all week for this game,
a rematch
of the 2006 Turin Gold Medal
hockey game -Sweden's
skillful Tre kronor
vs. Finland's Susi Sunday at 6 p.m.


But because the U.S. Men's team plays Canada
at 7:30 p.m.
on MSNBC, Sverige-Suomi ishockey
gets the tape-delay
treatment and will be aired
midnight, 12-3 a.m. Monday
morning, also on
MSNBC.

Photos of the Olympic team,
Tre knonor, and
Damkronorna, i.e the Swedish Womens team,
which plays the U.S. on Monday, playing on
SA
network from 3-6 p.m.
http://www.sok.se/vancouver2010/sverigestrupp/ishockey.4.5ca279741267328c60f80002290.html


For more on the
svensk ishockey,
see http://www.hockeykanalen.se/
http://www.expressen.se/sport/os2010/1.1830301/sa-ska-tre-kronor-forsvara-os-guldet
and
http://www.expressen.se/2.3324

Here, Jill Johnson sings a song meant to
inspire
the Swedish Olympic teams.
http://www.sok.se/

I know; it sort of surprised me, too.
I'd never
have guessed THAT song.

http://www.sok.se/vancouver2010.4.1264560211c46255bc0800012759.html


Yes, it's the same amazing Jill Johnson whose
great 2007 video I had here last year singing
Jolene, from TV4's Bingoletto.



-----
Back on Wednesday, TV4 ran this story on
Sweden's chances of winning the hockey gold.

Ankan om Tre kronors chanser i OS

Anders "Ankan" Parmström drar upp riktlinjerna.
Max Grinndal reports from Vancouver

http://www.tv4play.se/aktualitet/nyhetsmorgon?videoId=1.1513416

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Singer/songwriter Full of Keys (Anni Bernhard) wearing the teal-colored Miami Dolphins cap I gave her in January 2013 (in Stockholm) while recording her 2nd album, "The Grazing Grounds" at Sandkvie Studios in Visby, Gotland, Sweden. Also pictured here are sound engineer and co-producer Linus Larsson and musician/DJ/co-producer Mats Jönsson, April 12, 2013.Click the photo to see her videos, read my blog posts and Tweets about her and learn more about this dynamic and original talent with personality to spare!

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"In the Heart of a Great Country, Beats the Soul of Hoosier Nation." -South Beach Hoosier, 2007.