Authorities in Sweden deny news of a Sex Championship being organized in the country, as suggested by several news outlets.
There was a recent surge of attention on social media due to a peculiar piece of news claiming that Sweden was set to host a sex championship in June. Various news outlets picked up the story, which originated on Twitter.
According to these reports, the championship was scheduled to commence on June 8 and last for several weeks, with participants engaging in six hours of competition each day.
It has been confirmed that the news was entirely fabricated, as stated by Swedish news outlet Goterborgs-Posten. They revealed that the proposal for such an event had been rejected in April earlier this year.
Goterborgs-Posten further explained that a Federation of Sex exists in Sweden, headed by Dragan Bractic, who advocated for the organization of a championship. The federation emphasized the physical and mental health benefits of sexual activity for individuals. However, their request to become a member of the National Sports Confederation was denied, as detailed in Goterborgs-Posten’s report on April 26.
News claims that Mr Bractic had applied earlier this year in January. He runs several strip clubs in Sweden and is hoping to get sex distinguish as a sport.
— Sahara Reporters (@SaharaReporters) June 4, 2023
“It doesn’t meet our requirements and I can inform you that this application has been rejected. We have other things to do,” sports federation’s chief Bjorn Eriksson told the local news outlet.
The unverified reports claimed that the activities or matches were scheduled to last 45 minutes to one hour. The reports also mentioned that 15-20 participants registered for the marathon.
The alleged sex championship was said to consist of 16 disciplines, and participants were expected to earn scores ranging from 5 to 10 points. However, the news turned out to be fake.
Swedish authorities have refused to give any statement in this regard.