Gothia Special Olympics Trophy is the new name for the popular tournament for youth with intellectual disabilities during Gothia Cup.
“The change of name strengthens the presence of Special Olympics in the tournament”, Dennis Andersson, general of Gothia Cup says.
It has been seven years since Kim Källström came with the initiative to create a division for players with intellectual disabilities and the tournament has since been a popular feature during the Gothia Cup week. Last year 30 teams from as many as 16 different countries participated.
Källström, who ended his long and successful playing career last autumn, will be involved in the tournament even in the future. The tagline of the new tournament name is ”Founded by Kim Källström”.
“Kim has made great efforts for the development of the tournament and will continue to contribute with his engagement and presence. The tournament is a great manifestation for equality for all”, Andersson says.
The tournament, which turns eight this year, is a co-operation between Gothia Cup, Special Olympics Europe/Eurasia, Special Olympics Sweden and Kim Källström.
Gothia Special Olympics Trophy is a separate class in the Gothia Cup. The group stage is played at Kviberg from Monday to Thursday with finals at Heden Thursday.
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