Fun fact: the new chairman of the Swedish Ice hockey federation, Anders Larsson, is openly gay.
“We see that the society is changing and we in Swedish hockey must keep up. On certain issues we might also be leading the development.”
There are not many Federal chairman who is openly gay. What do you think about it?
- It’s well in time. I mean… society is changing, and we in hockey has said for many years that diversity issues are high on our agenda.
So this has a symbolic value?
- Yes, probably.
Do you see it like that?
- Yes in a way - absolutely. It is enough to have heard talk in the spring, before the elections; several of the district chairman said: “We want hockey where sexual orientation and ethnicity do not matter.” Then it has to also apply to the chairman, right? So it has a symbolic value. Meanwhile, my task is to push all the hockey issues forward.