Minister for Sports (Sweden)

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Minister for Sports
Lesser coat of arms of Sweden
Incumbent
Jakob Forssmed
since 18 October 2022
Ministry for Social Affairs
Member ofThe Government
AppointerThe Prime Minister
Term lengthServes at the pleasure of the Prime Minister
Formation1988
First holderUlf Lönnqvist
Website[1]

The minister for sports (

sports minister of Sweden
and responsible for issues regarding sports.

The position of Minister for Sports has usually been held by a minister as a part of a wider ministerial portfolio, and it has sorted under different ministries throughout the years.

The current minister for sports is

minister for social affairs
.

Spokesperson for the government's sports policy

In the end of the 1970s, at the appointment of the

Ullsten Cabinet. Prime Minister Ola Ullsten appointed Rune Ångström as spokesperson for the government's sport policy. The position existed between 1978 and 1979.[1][2]

No. Spokesperson
(Born–Died)
Tenure Political party
Cabinet
Took office Left office Duration
1 Rune Ångström
(1923–2007)
18 October 1978 12 October 1979 359 days Liberal People's
Ullsten

List of ministers for sports

No. Portrait Minister
(Born–Died)
Other Positions Tenure Political party
Cabinet
Took office Left office Duration
1 Ulf Lönnqvist
(born 1936)
Minister for Housing 4 October 1988 4 October 1991 3 years, 0 days Social Democrats
Carlsson II
2 Bo Lundgren
(born 1947)
Deputy Minister for Finance and Minister for Taxes 4 October 1991 7 October 1994 3 years, 3 days Moderat
Carl Bildt
3 Marita Ulvskog
(born 1951)
Minister for Civil Service Affairs
Minister for Gender Equality
7 October 1994 22 March 1996 1 year, 167 days Social Democrats
Carlsson III
4 Leif Blomberg
(1941–1998)
Deputy Minister of the Interior
Minister for Integration
22 March 1996 2 March 1998 † 1 year, 345 days Social Democrats
Persson
5 Lars Engqvist
(born 1945)
Deputy Minister of the Interior
Minister for Integration
16 March 1998 7 October 1998 205 days Social Democrats
6 Ulrica Messing
(born 1951)
Deputy Minister for Culture
Minister for Integration
7 October 1998 21 October 2000 2 years, 14 days Social Democrats
7 Mona Sahlin
(born 1957)
Deputy Minister for Justice
Minister for Integration
Minister for Democracy
Minister for Gender Equality
21 October 2000 21 October 2004 4 years, 0 days Social Democrats
8 Bosse Ringholm
(born 1942)
Minister for Finance
Deputy Prime Minister
21 October 2004 6 October 2006 1 year, 350 days Social Democrats
9 Cecilia Stegö Chilò
(born 1959)
Minister for Culture 6 October 2006 16 October 2006 10 days Moderate
Reinfeldt
Lars Leijonborg
(acting)
Minister for Education
Minister for Culture (acting)
16 October 2006 24 October 2006 8 days Liberal People's
10 Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth
(born 1955)
Minister for Culture 24 October 2006 3 October 2014 7 years, 344 days Moderate
11 Gabriel Wikström
(born 1985)
Minister for Public Health
Minister for Healthcare
3 October 2014 27 July 2017 2 years, 297 days Social Democrats
Löfven I
Annika Strandhäll
(acting)
Minister for Social Security 5 May 2017 27 July 2017 83 days Social Democrats
12 Annika Strandhäll
(born 1975)
Minister for Social Affairs
27 July 2017 21 January 2019 1 year, 178 days Social Democrats
13 Amanda Lind
(born 1980)
Minister for Culture
Minister for Democracy
21 January 2019 30 November 2021 2 years, 313 days Green
Löfven III
14 Anders Ygeman
(born 1970)
Minister for Migration and Asylum Policy;
Minister for Integration
30 November 2021 18 October 2022 322 days Social Democrats
Andersson
15 Jakob Forssmed
(born 1974)
Minister for Social Affairs
18 October 2022 Incumbent 1 year, 223 days Christian Democrats
Kristersson

Ministry history

The office of Minister for Sports has been under several different ministries since its founding in 1988.

Ministry Term
Ministry of Housing 1988–1991
Ministry of Finance 1991–1994
Ministry for Civil Service Affairs 1994–1996
Ministry of the Interior 1996–1998
Ministry of Culture 1998–2000
Ministry of Justice 2000–2004
Ministry of Finance 2004
The Prime Minister's Office 2004–2006
Ministry of Culture 2006–2014
Ministry of Health and Social Affairs 2014–2019
Ministry of Culture 2019–2021
Ministry of Justice 2021–2022
Ministry of Health and Social Affairs 2022–

References

  1. ^ Majlard, Jan (15 September 2006). "Idrottare i politiken kan lösa gympakrisen". Svenska Dagbladet.
  2. ^ Loren, Kurt (1993-03-10). "Politiken och idrotten är hela livet för Rune". Dagens Nyheter (in Swedish). Retrieved 2023-03-06.