Does Sweden host a sex championship? What is it all abouttext_fields
Internet was abuzz with the news that Sweden became the first country in the world to recognise sex as a sport leading several news media to carry it with the prominence that the country is all set to host a sex championship in June.
However, it has been revealed that the news was entirely false, as confirmed by Swedish news outlet Goterborgs-Posten. The proposal for the championship, put forth by the Federation of Sex in Sweden, was actually rejected back in April of this year.
The Federation's chief, Dragan Bractic, had called for the organization of a sex championship, emphasizing the positive impact of sexual activity on physical and mental health. However, their application to become a member of the National Sports Confederation was denied, as it did not meet the established requirements.
Bjorn Eriksson, the chief of the sports federation, addressed the rejection in an interview with the local news outlet, stating, "It doesn't meet our requirements, and I can inform you that this application has been rejected. We have other things to do."
It was revealed that Bractic, who owns several strip clubs in Sweden, had submitted the application in January of this year. His aim was to classify sex as a sport, promoting its benefits and potentially organizing a championship.
The erroneous reports that circulated on social media claimed that the proposed championship would consist of 16 different disciplines, with each participant scoring 5 to 10 points in matches lasting between 45 minutes to 1 hour. According to these unverified reports, 20 people had allegedly registered for the championship.
The Swedish authorities have yet to issue an official statement regarding this matter, leaving the public to wonder about their stance on the proposal. However, given the rejection of the application and the lack of recognition from the National Sports Confederation, it seems highly unlikely that a sex championship will take place in Sweden anytime soon.
The incident highlights the importance of fact-checking and verifying news before sharing it on social media platforms. In today's digital age, false information can quickly spread, causing confusion and misinformation among the public. It serves as a reminder to rely on reputable sources and confirm the authenticity of news stories before accepting them as accurate.