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André Pops (born 7 October 1972) is a Swedish television presenter and sports commentator at the Swedish television station SVT. He has presented some of Sweden's most notable sporting events and has also won awards for his achievements.

André Pops
Kristallen-vinnare 2013 André Pops.jpg
André Pops (2013)
Born (1972-10-07) 7 October 1972 (age 46)
OccupationTelevision presenter

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Early yearsEdit

Pops was born and raised in Eskilstuna but moved to Stockholm in 1997.[1] He is of Estonian descent from his father's side as his grandparents moved from Estonia to Sweden during the Second World War.[2]

TV-sportenEdit

Pops studied journalism doing an internship at TV-sporten at SVT later on becoming a full-time host with them.[3] He presented Vinterstudion which covered winter sports at SVT during the winter season and he also presented Olympiska vinterstudion during the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.[4] During 2012 he presented the broadcasts from the UEFA Euro 2012 held jointly in Poland and the Ukraine and a few weeks later the broadcast from the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, England.[4]

Other mediaEdit

Pops was a sidekick in Melodifestivalen 2007 and was the spokesperson for Sweden during the voting at the Eurovision Song Contest 2007 in Serbia the same year.[5] He also presented the SVT broadcast from the Swedish national day celebrations in 2009 along with Marie Serneholt.[6] Pops was chosen by SVT to host the Christmas celebrations on the channel in 2010. A majority of Expressen newspaper readers voted Pops as the best Swedish Christmas show host of all time.[7]

In 2013 he released the children's book Vinterkampen at Pinxto publishers.[8]

AwardsEdit

Pops won the Kristall award for "Best sport television profile of the year" four consecutive time in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 during Kristallen[9] On 5 December 2011 Pops received the award for "Sports journalist of the Year" by Sportjournalistens Klubb Stockholm.[10]

Personal lifeEdit

Pops is married to Malin Runsten and the couple have four children.[11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "André Pops blir årets julvärd - P4 Stockholm | Sveriges Radio". Sverigesradio.se. 2010-11-25. Retrieved 2014-03-02.
  2. ^ ""Superkul att kommentera" - OS" (in Swedish). SVT.se. Retrieved 2014-03-02.
  3. ^ "Pops julvärd: "Fästmön övertalade" - Sport". SVT.se. 2010-11-25. Archived from the original on January 29, 2011. Retrieved 2014-03-02.
  4. ^ a b "André Pops är årets papa 2012 - Mama" (in Swedish). Mama.nu. 2012-12-13. Retrieved 2014-03-02.
  5. ^ Johan Edling (2010-11-25). "André Pops årets julvärd i SVT | TV | Nöjesbladet | Aftonbladet" (in Swedish). Aftonbladet.se. Retrieved 2014-03-02.
  6. ^ "André Pops och Marie Serneholt firar Nationaldagen påf Skeppsbron | Webfinanser - nyheter aktier it lyx bil nöje spel mobil räntor taxeringskalender" (in Swedish). Webfinanser. Retrieved 2014-03-02.
  7. ^ "Succé för André Pops som SVT:s julvärd | Nöje | Expressen Nöje | Nöjesnyheter Musiknyheter Filmnyheter". Expressen.se. 2010-12-24. Retrieved 2014-03-02.
  8. ^ TT-Spektra (2012-09-20). "André Pops ger ut barnbok". DN.SE. Retrieved 2014-03-02.
  9. ^ Jan Andersson 031-62 46 11 jan.andersson@gp.se. "Tredje vinsten för André Pops - Kultur & Nöje - Göteborgs-Posten" (in Swedish). Gp.se. Retrieved 2014-03-02.
  10. ^ anders. "Årets sportjournalist 2011 – André Pops – Sportjournalisternas Klubb Stockholm" (in Swedish). Sportjournalisterna.se. Archived from the original on 2014-03-02. Retrieved 2014-03-02.
  11. ^ "Pops blev trebarnspappa". Kändisbebisar.se. Archived from the original on October 14, 2012. Retrieved 2014-03-02.