IN SHORT: A claim that sex has been declared a sport in Sweden has been circulating online and reported by news outlets. But this is not true.
The Swedish Sports Confederation, called the Riksidrottsförbundet in Swedish, is the central organisation for sports in Sweden. It is responsible for promoting and developing sports activities throughout the country.
Have they or other credible sporting organisations in Sweden declared sex a sport and communicated about a sex tournament as claimed? We checked.
Swedish Sports Confederation confirms claims are false
DW traced both claims to a strip-club owner who "wanted sex to be classified as a sport" and whose attempt to have his federation registered with the Swedish Sports Confederation failed.
Circulating image not of sex tournament in progress
The image was used out of context and does not show a sex tournament taking place in Sweden.
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