Going for Gold at the Special Olympics Sweden Invitational Games

The competition begins 1 February 2020.
Snowboarder in a turquoise ski suite going down on the slops.
World Games 2017, Austria, Snowboarding. Semen Fedotov of Special Olympics Russia during snowboarding divisioning.

The Special Olympics Sweden Invitational Games 2020 will consist of four days of intense sports competition from Special Olympics athletes from over 20 countries in the picturesque cities of Östersund and Åre. The Opening Ceremony, which is free and open to the public, will take place on 1 February.

More than 300 athletes will compete in seven sports: floorball, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, figure skating, short track speed skating, alpine skiing and snowboarding. The games will take place at four venues with the help of 900 volunteers.

Intro to Sweden Invitational Games 2020

In addition to the action-packed sporting events, the athletes will have the opportunity to receive Healthy Athletes screenings designed specifically to medically support people with intellectual disabilities. Youth leaders from nine countries will attend the European Youth Leadership Summit to engage in cross-cultural exchange and receive leadership training to continue the inclusion movement.

For the first time ever, in collaboration with the International Floorball Federation, the Match Statistics Software will be implemented during all Floorball competitions at Invitational Games. This software will provide athletes and fans with real-time data for all matches!

See the scores and results at the Special Olympics Sweden Invitational Games. To get more information and to read about the athletes competing, follow on social media @Sweden2021 and online at swe2021.org and specialolympics.org.

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