A lot of things were different to previous years during the Malmö Open Games 2018. The city of Malmö usually greets it's visitors with terrible weather conditions during the Malmö Open weekend. This year there was no rain and no snow until our competitors were about to leave. The organizer FIFH Malmö have changed the transport system and the feedback, so far, have been good except some minor issues. In total the games gathered more than 1800 competitors from 26 different nations, a fantastic result. The program consisted 14 sports in different classes and levels. Malmö Open today is a huge welcoming meeting point for athletes with disabilities from different parts of the world.
As an organizer we are continuously trying to improve and develop the games. Next year we aim to broadcast the games, we want cameras in all our arenas to show the world what the Malmö Open games is all about. We are also working locally to spread the word top be able to attract more spectators. The reports are coming in to the head office right now and most sports are really happy with the Malmö Open games 2018. There are some negative reports as well and we will do everything in our power to change these issues into something positive for next year. We are of course not perfect and therefore it’s very important to us that you give us feedback. During the games we have had volunteers with surveys talking to our guests. You will also have the opportunity to give us digital feedback. Please, don’t hold back, your opinion is important to us. Speaking about volunteers, we had more than 400 coworkers helping us out and the games would not be possible without your support, thank you!
We have had a lot of exciting and thrilling sport performances during the weekend. The Para Ice Hockey Tournament gave the visitors some high energy games and the Russian team Club Fenix became champions after some outstanding performances. The wheelchair basketball tournament had a tough all Swedish final game where Nacka HI finished as the winners. The football tournament showed a lot of talent but also that sport should be and must be fun to exercise. The sportsmanship and the happiness on our arenas is something that must be mentioned. The brand new app and our website have published all results, read more about our sports there. Some sports have offered appreciated live result feeds and this will be even better next year. More photos are coming in and will be published in social media such as Facebook and Instagram. If you have photos or films, please share them with us.
From us as an organiser, a big thank you to all competitors, coaches and sport leaders, technical delegates, volunteers, referees, the medical team, the city of Malmö and our sponsors. Thank’s to Parasport Sverige for an invaluable cooperation. Welcome back next year!
Best Regards Mr Thomas Jönsson, Sport Manager Malmö Open / FIFH Malmö
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