Euro Challenge Cup logo launched

Polish character central to the symbol for tournament in Krakow 05 Apr 2018
the official logo of the Euro Challenge Cup

The International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) has released the logo for the Euro Challenge Cup, a major development tournament to be held in Krakow, Poland, in May 2018, designed by Polish artist Mirek Krzyszkowski.

It features local character and one of the unofficial symbols of the city Lajkonik, a bearded man dressed in Mongol clothing who sits astride a white hobby horse.

Lajkonik is wearing black eyeshades and kicking a ball above a text which reads 'Krakow 2018.'

The third IBSA Blind Football Euro Challenge Cup will take place within the framework of the UEFA-supported IBSA Blind Football Development Project Europe from 10-12 May. IBSA is partnering with local club Tyniecka NWP Kraków to deliver the tournament.

Countries which have recently received support from the project have been invited to take part and the final line-up will be announced shortly. IBSA will cover their accommodation, meals and local transport while in Krakow.

A referee training course open to officials from all over Europe will be held in the city immediately prior to the tournament.

The first Euro Challenge Cup was held in Prague, Czech Republic, in 2014, with Belgium coming in first and the second in Thessaloniki, Greece, in 2016, with Romania emerging victorious.