Stora Grabbars och Tjejers Märke
Stora grabbars och tjejers märke (lit. Big Boys' and Girls' Badge) is an honorary award within Swedish sports, created in 1928 by Bo Ekelund. The recipients are called a 'Stor Grabb' (lit. Big Boy) and has to gather a certain amount of points according to different rules depending on the sport in question. The title is awarded in several different sports, such as ice hockey, football, athletics, free diving, miniature golf, and others. Since 1989, women can also gain the title, then called Stora tjejers märke (lit. Big Girls' Badge), and the recipient is called a 'Stor tjej' (lit. Big Girl).
Since the summer of 1992, to become a 'Stor grabb' within Swedish ice hockey one must achieve 200 points with 100 points through games with the national team (one point per game) and another 100 points by merits.
- Olympic, World Championship and Canada/World Cup victories - 30 merit points.
- Olympic, World Championship and Canada/World Cup silvers - 20 merit points.
- Olympic, World Championship and Canada/World Cup bronze - 10 merit points.
- Game with the national team - 1 merit point.
Furthermore, the player must have participated in at least four competitions of Olympic, World Championship or Canada/World Cup status.
Between 1950 and 1992 the criteria for 'Stor grabb' was half the amount, 100 points with 50 points by merits. Merit points also included the European Championships, but had half the value of the Olympic/World championships.
Referees can also become 'Stor grabb'/'Stor tjej'. The minimum points are 250. Referees can gain a maximum of 25 points per year. Taking part of an (Group A) World Championship, Olympic Games or Canada/World Cup gives 10 bonus points. Of the points at least 25 must come from international assignments and the referee must have an IIHF A-license.
- Only two persons have been awarded the badge in both ice hockey and football, Sven 'Svenne' 'Berka' Bergqvist and Hans 'Tjalle' Mild.