Is this the present tense? Does it mean "Sweden is currently in 2nd place" or is it past tense meaning "Sweden finished in 2nd place"?
It's present tense, but it's more like either the race is still going on but finishing up and announcing it as Sweden crosses the finish line 2nd.
Okay thanks for the speedy response! So would "Sweden is (currently) in 2nd place" simply be "Sverige är i andra plats"?
At least I'm getting better now at understanding the Swedish accent, because without context some of these sentences are konstig.