Rune Johansson was considered as one of the most talented Swedish athletes during 1940s, as he played ice hockey, bandy, football and handball, and was an accomplished track & field athlete. From 1940-45 he played with AIK and from 1945-54 he was with Hammarby IF. With Hammarby, he won the Swedish ice hockey title in 1951. Internationally, Johansson, a defenseman, was capped 103 times for Sweden. He won an Olympic bronze in 1952, was World Champion in 1953 and won a World Championship silver in 1951. He was also European Champion in 1951-53, while winning silver in 1949 and bronze at the 1950 European Championships. He was awarded the Stora Grabbars Märke (Big Boys’ Badge) #29 in ice hockey, a Swedish sports honorary award created in 1928 by Bo Ekelund. After finishing his sporting career, Johansson worked as an ice hockey coach and sports administrator with BK Nordia.