Sweden
Snowboarder in a red ski jacket and gray ski pants performing moves in the snow.
From 1 to 4 February 2020, Östersund and Åre will welcome over 450 athletes from 19 delegations to the Special Olympics Sweden Invitational Games. The Invitational Games—made possible by support from the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union—will be this year’s biggest event for people with intellectual disabilities in Sweden.
A group of footballers in red and white kits stand in line on a stage. Among the predominantly male group, there are two blonde girls looking at the camera with their thumbs up.
Kimberley and Rachel, aged 16, are the only two girls on their football squad of ten. They represent a new generation of girls with intellectual disabilities determined to spread their passion for football far and wide!
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A collection of nine square photos in a collage together featuring football teams with their hands in the air in celebration.
30 teams. 15 nations. Six groups. After 72 matches over four days, by the time the Gothia Special Olympics Trophy finals took place, every player on the pitch was deserving of triumph!
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A group of men in blue shorts and white t-shirts stand together around one man who is holding a trophy. They have their mouths open as if shouting or cheering.
For one week every year, Gothenburg, Sweden is consumed by football fever as the Gothia Cup takes hold of the city—and the Gothia Special Olympics Trophy is right at the heart of it!
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