Athletes with intellectual disabilities gather in Sweden for Special Olympics International winter sports event, the Special Olympics Sweden Invitational Games 2020. The event will take place February 1st – 4th in and there will be floorball competitions in the following events:
• Team Competition – Female
• Team Competition – Male/Mixed
• Unified Sports Team Competition – Male/Mixed
On 1st February, divisioning matches will be played to determine the groups. Group competition will be played on 2nd & 3rd February with the finals and prize ceremony on 4th February.
For Special Olympics the game is slightly modified and matches are played on a smaller court, three versus three with goalkeepers. Unified Sports joins people with and without intellectual disabilities on the same team.
Floorball was a demonstration sport at the 2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games in Korea. It was also part of the World Winter Games in Austria in 2017.
About the Special Olympics Sweden Invitational Games 2020
Athletes from 19 countries set to join Special Olympics Sweden Invitational Games in Östersund and Åre from 1st to 4th February 2020, Östersund and Åre will welcome over 450 athletes from 19
countries to the Special Olympics Sweden Invitational Games. Comprising four action packed days of sports competitions, 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.
About Special Olympics
Special Olympics is a global inclusion movement using sport, health, education and leadership programs every day around the world to end discrimination against and empower people with intellectual disabilities. Founded in 1968, and celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year, the Special Olympics movement has grown to more than 6 million athletes and Unified Sports partners in over 190 countries. With the support of more than 1 million coaches and volunteers, Special Olympics delivers 32 Olympic-type sports and over 100,000 games and competitions throughout the year.
Learn more at www.SpecialOlympics.org