• Sweden edition
 
Swedish theme park sets Guinness World Record

Swedish theme park sets Guinness World Record

Published: 18 Jul 2012 09:02 GMT+02:00
Updated: 18 Jul 2012 09:51 GMT+02:00

The successful attempt to have “The most nationalities on a theme park ride” took place on Monday afternoon on the 60-metre high Ferris wheel at the Liseberg theme park in connection with the Gothia Cup youth football tournament.

“By bringing different nationalities together on one ride we want to show our borderless world and our common responsibility for its future, regardless of nationality, religion, sex or color,” said Dennis Andersson, General Secretary of Gothia Cup, in a statement.

The 72 record holders included Gothenburg residents, as well as players from teams which participated in the Meet the World and Gothia Cup football tournaments including Hamish St George, 15, and Dylan Andrews, 15, from Perth, Western Australia.

The boys were representing their own local team Subiaco SC in the Gothenburg tournament.

“We were excited just to be playing football when we came here, but this is an added bonus,” said Andrews to the TT news agency.

The record, which shattered the previous record of 50 nationalities on a ride, was witnessed by Guinness World Records representative, Annabel Lawday, who congratulated the new world record holders.

The record attempt was arranged in conjunction with the 38th annual Gothia Cup football tournament and organized by ball bearing manufacturer SKF and Liseberg theme park.

Since it's start in 1975, the Gothia Cup has grown to become the world's largest youth football tournament, with this year's tournament bringing more than 1,600 teams and 35,000 players from around the world to Gothenburg.

Starting in 2006, Swedish ball-bearings maker SKF arranged Meet the World tournaments in 15 to 20 countries in an effort to bring youth who would otherwise not have the opportunity to play in Gothia Cup in Sweden.

The winning team from each local Meet the World tournament receives an all-expenses-paid trip to play in the Gothia Cup.

In 2012, SKF is sponsoring 25 teams from 24 countries, including one Special Olympics team.

TT/The Local/og

twitter.com/thelocalsweden

Don't miss...X
Left Right

Your comments about this article

09:43 July 18, 2012 by Chloe Monroe
Here's a red rag to the neo-Nazi The Local demographic which seem to be the most prolific commenters here. C'mon, get it over and done with....
14:11 July 18, 2012 by Paul_225
To be fair, whenever the world "multicultural" is used I feel a little ill, sorry, I must be a Nazi... :(
14:22 July 18, 2012 by Mxzf
Darn these immigrants and that newfangled foreign Ferris Wheel technology. Why can't we stick to proper Swedish ways of amusing ourselves, huh? Not good enough? (There you go.)
15:26 July 18, 2012 by k2kats
Bravo to everyone involved with this event!
16:53 July 18, 2012 by RobinHood
Chloe, this must all be a bit disappointing.

Can't one single neo Nazi post something neo Naziish to make her happy?
20:46 July 18, 2012 by haladeen
Hmm... I dunno, maybe this is enough neo-naziish news to satisfy Chloe:

http://www.gp.se/nyheter/goteborg/1.1007084-forstandshandikappade-bestals-pa-medicin-pa-gothia
22:44 July 18, 2012 by Rod Munch
Wow! This event completely changed my view on ME/NA immigration. I mean, forget the over-representation in every type of violent crime imaginable, forget the suicide bomber, forget bombing police stations, forget throwing rocks at firefighters/police, forget the harassment of 13 yr old girls, forget the weekly "honor" killings, forget all that.... They were able to put 72 of them up on a ferris wheel and make it spin. Unreal. I've completely changed my opinion on the whole thing.
04:31 July 19, 2012 by Grokh
@Rod Munch funny all the stuff you mentioned are usually connected to arabic immigrants and mostly ones from the middle of nowhere.

you realize there are immigrants from other parts of the world in sweden that do understand western culture and have been living in the 21 century like everyone else.

because when you say "72 of them" and "suicide bombings" "throwing rocks at firefighters" "harassment of 13 year olds" you seem to be talking about one type of immigrants.

and if there is one big misconception in sweden is that all immigrants are the same and it pisses me off.
07:26 July 20, 2012 by haladeen
...and here comes a new record:

http://www.expressen.se/gt/nora-12-antastad-pa-gothia-cups-disko/
21:21 July 21, 2012 by Spuds MacKenzie
Whenever I hear the word "multi-cultural" my blood pressure rises.
Today's headlines
Late summer sun set to hit Sweden

Late summer sun set to hit Sweden

Forecasters have predicted sunshine across Sweden this week, with a warm front moving in from Russia and temperatures of up to 25C. READ  

International police hunt
Swedish killer arrested after European hunt
Photo: Police

Swedish killer arrested after European hunt

UPDATED: Police arrested a man on Tuesday afternoon after he went missing from a psychiatric ward in western Sweden at the weekend. The man had been convicted of murdering a five-year-old schoolgirl in 2003. READ  

Music
The five best Swedish songs of the month
Swedish singer Tove Lo. Photot: TT

The five best Swedish songs of the month

The summer may be (almost) over but the music will keep on playing here at The Local. Our resident music guru Paul Connolly will be selecting his top new Swedish tracks for us in a new monthly feature. READ  

Hedgehog pet craze sweeps Sweden

Hedgehog pet craze sweeps Sweden

African pygmy hedgehogs are being bought by growing numbers of Swedes, as a trend for keeping exotic pets sweeps the country, the Department for Animal Welfare and Health tells The Local. READ  

Poisonous mushrooms cause stir in Sweden
The mushroom in this picture is not the same as the one from the story. Photo: Shutterstock

Poisonous mushrooms cause stir in Sweden

A person selling freshly-picked mushrooms in Gothenburg has come under fire after it turned out the delicacies were not only poisonous but also hallucinogenic. READ  

Pirate Bay founder case starts in confusion

Pirate Bay founder case starts in confusion

The largest hacking case in Danish history began in confusion on Tuesday, after lawyers representing Swedish Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Svartholm Warg accused the prosecution of "unreasonable" tactics. READ  

Swedfund joins H&M in Ethiopia expansion

Swedfund joins H&M in Ethiopia expansion

As H&M expands into Ethiopia, Sweden's state venture capital unit Swedfund has announced that it will back the clothing giant, in a move hoped to create more jobs for local women. READ  

Elections 2014
Social Democrats reveal election manifesto
Photo: TT

Social Democrats reveal election manifesto

UPDATED: Sweden's main opposition party the Social Democrats has revealed its election manifesto at a press conference at a high school in Stockholm, with a key focus on education and welfare benefits. READ  

Teen run over by train after 'shoplifting' chase

Teen run over by train after 'shoplifting' chase

A teenage boy is in a critical condition after he was hit by a passing metro train in Stockholm. The accident ground rail traffic to a halt, and has police suspecting attempted murder. READ  

Swimrun
Record win at Sweden's tough island race
Photo: Jakob Edholm/ÖTILLÖ14

Record win at Sweden's tough island race

Two Swedes crushed last year's course record at the Swimrun world championship in Stockholm's archipelago on Monday. READ  

RECEIVE OUR NEWSLETTER AND ALERTS
Lifestyle
The five best Swedish songs of the month
Sponsored Article
Introducing… Insurance in Stockholm
National
Huge clear up underway after Skåne floods
Politics
Sweden's Alliance reveals full manifesto
Tech
Sweden's highest peak to lose title next year
Blog updates

02 September

America night (Blogweiser) »

" There was an event this weekend for the ‘Americans in Sweden’ Facebook group. I’m a member, and I brought my girls to the evening. The gathering was at a Boston-themed sportsbar in a mall. There were loads of screens, a bowling alley, a game room and a jumbotron. It was as good a place as any to..." READ »

 

25 August

Hit och dit, här och där (The Swedish Teacher) »

" Hej igen! A common challenge for Swedish language students are the location adverbs hit/här, dit/där, hem/hemma etc. Some of the location adverbs come in two versions. We should use one type of location adverb when we use a verb describes where we are, and we should use the other type of location adverb when we the verb..." READ »

 
 
 
Politics
How immigration became a key election issue
Society
Brit's life in Sweden becomes BBC radio show
Gallery
People-watching August 27
Gallery
Top ten false friends in Swedish
National
Roma advocate scoops Wallenberg prize
Society
Meet the man who made a Swedish store recall its high heels for kids
Business & Money
'How I came to run my own business in Sweden'
Politics
Expert explains why Sweden's election oozes uncertainty
National
City plays Schindler's List theme at Nazi rally
Society
For Stockholm Fashion Week, here's the A-Z of Swedish fashion
National
'Amnesiac' man avoids deportation for ten years
Gallery
Princess Estelle through the years
Business & Money
Swedish city all set for six-hour workday trial
Business & Money
Five golden rules for the Swedish job hunt
Sponsored Article
Graduates: Insure your income in Sweden with AEA
Gallery
People-watching August 22-24
National
Armed royal guards caught (very) drunk on the job
National
Sweden orders textbook on Roma discrimination
Gallery
Violent anti-Nazi demonstrations in Malmö
Society
A closer look at Sweden's five official minority languages
Sponsored Article
Find out what gives this Swedish school executive appeal
Sponsored Article
Introducing...Your finances in Stockholm
Sponsored Article
Introducing...Housing in Stockholm
Latest news from The Local in Austria

More news from Austria at thelocal.at

Latest news from The Local in Switzerland

More news from Switzerland at thelocal.ch

Latest news from The Local in Germany

More news from Germany at thelocal.de

Latest news from The Local in Denmark

More news from Denmark at thelocal.dk

Latest news from The Local in Spain

More news from Spain at thelocal.es

Latest news from The Local in France

More news from France at thelocal.fr

Latest news from The Local in Italy

More news from Italy at thelocal.it

Latest news from The Local in Norway

More news from Norway at thelocal.no

755
jobs available
Swedish Down Town Consulting & Productions
Swedish Down Town Consulting & Productions is an innovative business company which provides valuable assistance with the Swedish Authorities, Swedish language practice and general communications. Call 073-100 47 81 or visit:
www.swedishdowntown.com
PSD Media
PSD Media is marketing company that offers innovative solutions for online retailers. We provide modern solutions that help increase traffic and raise conversion. Visit our site at:
http://psdmedia.se