John Tony Olsson (born
13 March 1965, Visby, Sweden) is a former
- Not to be confused with the neonazi and convicted murderer
Tony Olsson, born
He was a member of the Sweden speedway team
when they finished
third in the 1988
1989 World Team Cup
finals. He also
represented his country at Test level.
He twice finished runner-up in the Swedish Under-21 Championship.
In 1988, he won the Swedish Pairs Championship with former World Champion Per Jonsson
. In 1991 he won it again with
rode in the UK for the Reading
Racers from 1986, where he became the team captain and then
onto the Swindon Robins for a year in
1991 after he was forced out of Reading's line-up due to average restrictions after winning
the British League Championship in 1990.
Upon his return in
1992, the Racers won the British League Championship again.
In 1994, whilst on loan again to the Swindon Robins
, he won the Premier League Pairs
with partner Steve Langdon.
He returned to the Racers in 1995 and in his final season in 1996
he was voted 'Rider of the Year' by the Reading fans.
After he retirement he became the team manager of Sweden