is this true?
they have a mma show scheduled (all style open) i think
is this true?
they have a mma show scheduled (all style open) i think
yes, the Swedish government is full of whiny little bitches when it comes to combat sports, unfortunately.
erotica still good in Sweden.
is anal legal?
the only clinched fists they allow in Sweden is in their porn...
Banned for a while. I think prize fighting only? Amateur maybe okay?
Pro boxing has been banned for a long time, but i'm pretty sure everything got banned effective the start of this year (MMA included). Which is real sad because they are one of the top nations as far as BJJ/MMA goes.
"Which is real sad because they are one of the top nations as far as BJJ/MMA goes."
I don't know abt Sweden but MMA, Profesional boxing is banned in Norway..
What a shit country.
They also put a ban on prostitution.......
I hate this government. Socialists.....
Sweden is the standout in Europe. Other countries there are coming on strong now though.
it's still legal in Finland, right?
why are the Swedish and Norweigan governments filled with such whiny puritanical bitches? I thought the U.S. had that market cornered.
LOL... This year Sweden has ALLOWED Pricefighting for the first time since the 60s...
So things arent banned but theres a comission that has to approve any contact sport...
"So things arent banned but theres a comission that has to approve any contact sport..."
so will boxing and MMA get approved?
"Stockholm (dpa) - Former Swedish world champion boxer Armand Krajnc's planned comeback at Sweden's first professional boxing night in almost 40 years has suffered a setback, reports said Tuesday.
The Swedish Boxing Federation's physician said the medical committee would not issue him a licence to fight citing his medical history including the possible effects of a 2002 knockout, Stockholm daily Expressen reported.
Krajnc, 33, was slated to box in the west coast city of Gothenburg next January at the country's first professional boxing night since 1970.
"I couldn't believe my ears, it was like a bad joke," Krajnc was quoted as saying after being informed of the decision.
He won the WBO middleweight title in 1999 and held it until April 2002. Krajnc's last fight was in 2004 when he lost on points to Sven Ottke of Germany.
A definite decision on Krajnc's chances has not been made, the chairman of the pro boxing commission Bjorn Rosenberg told Expressen.
The national Martial Arts Delegation that recently gave the go-ahead to allow pro boxing in Sweden has introduced modifications stipulating that the boxers would not fight more than 12 minutes and doctors at the ringside would be authorized to stop the bout at any moment.
Boxers would not have to wear protective headgear like in amateur boxing.
In addition to Krajnc, the Gothenburg card was also to feature US-based Asa Sandell, 39, who a year ago lost against legendary Muhammad Ali's daughter Laila Ali.
The debate on professional boxing in Sweden has raged for years, although the country is the home of former heavyweight champion Ingemar Johansson.
Physicians, neurologists and several leading politicians have weighed in against the decision to allow pro boxing again. // ? 2006 DPA"
Pro-boxing was banned for many years, but noone bothered to define pro-boxing in the actual law. No boxing under international pro-rules for many years.
A few years back K-1 and MMA came to Sweden and started to blow up pretty fast. The old law couldn't touch it because there was no definition of what was forbidden (except for the word pro-boxing).
The politicians started to look into how they could ban K-1 and MMA, they ditched the old law and came up with this new system where anyone who wants to arrange any MA/fight-show has to apply for a permission from a comission.
They thought they had it in the bag, only the comission has started handing out permissions right and left, to K-1 and pro-boxing among others.
The politicians behind the reform obviously wanted the permission-system just so they could keep stopping every new sport that's coming to Sweden forever (instead of making a new law, naming every new sport) but the climate is actually much more liberal now than before, (i.e.pro-boxing coming back with limited rules) meanwhile the governemnt has been changed and the people who started it all are gone and have no control over it anymore.
Jury is still out on all out MMA, we should know in a few months.
Pro boxing is allowed in sweden again from this year, and there has been a few events. But each event has to have a license from a governmental appointed fight sport comission (that was formed late last year, after the outright ban on pro boxing from the 50ies was replaced with a license system for all full contact fightsports), which is pretty strict in its requirement on health and safety issues.
The most restrictive requirement being a 12 minute limit on matchtime in boxing (some other sports like kickboxing gets away with a bit longer time due to less % of the hits being directed to the head), making it a 4 round fight which is not all that interesting for a pro boxing contest.
Also each fighter has to be cleared by a medical check (including a medical history evaluation) before stepping into the ring.
Events that break against the set license requirement, or are run without license, may result in criminal charges and fines for both arrangers, participants and even the people renting out the hall. As you may imagine, there is no room to play it loose or take risks.
Kanjc was stopped by the swedish boxing organizations doctors since he had suffered a severe internal bleeding in the brain (I dont know the english medical term, brain hemorrhage?) against Ottke.
As for MMA, shootfighting has been allowed with no striking on the ground.
All other MMA in sweden recently (about a month ago) formed a united organization to apply to the comission with a single set of rules, but this has not been done yet. The problem is the striking on the ground, and how the new organization plan to phrase the rules in the attempt to make it acceptable to the Commission.
"The politicians behind the reform obviously wanted the permission-system just so they could keep stopping every new sport that's coming to Sweden forever (instead of making a new law, naming every new sport) but the climate is actually much more liberal now than before, (i.e.pro-boxing coming back with limited rules) meanwhile the government has been changed and the people who started it all are gone and have no control over it anymore."
Actually, the comission (appointed by the last government) started handing out licenses even before the government change. Much of it thanks to the very vocal expert member appointed to it -a former national team kyokushin fighter with a strong MMA/kickboxing interest).
He has talked the commission into judging according to the actual letter of the law, not according to the very anti-fightsport biased support text to the law written by the politicians who created the law.
Kolsyrade, who are you?