Anna Setzman, the Swedish Sports Confederation spokesperson, said in a statement from Stockholm, “Right now, false information is being spread in some international media about Sweden and Swedish sports,” she added. “These are vigorously denied.”
How did it all start
Göteborgs-Posten, one of the major Swedish-language dailies, reported that a Swedish man named Dragan Bratic was behind the whole drama.
According to the newspaper, Bratic owns several strip clubs and wanted sex to be considered a sport. He applied to become a member of the confederation in January of this year, but the application was rejected in May.
“The Swedish Sports Confederation has drawn attention to the fact that in some parts of the international media, the news is currently being spread that a sex federation has become a member of the Swedish Sports Confederation,” Setzman said in the statement. “It is false information with the aim of smearing Swedish sports and Sweden.” She added
The confederation categorically denied any collaboration with a sex organization. “There is no sex federation that is a member of the Swedish Sports Confederation,” said Setzman.