Ratchanok Intanon, 19 years old, a Badmintonplayer from Bangkok/Thailand, is the current womens' singles World Champion in Badminton.
In Reykjavik (ICG 2007) she already won 2 gold medals and now she is the youngest World Champion ever in Badminton!
She won the World Championship in 2013 in Guangzhou. Before she won 3 World Junior Championships, another first time ever record in Badminton.
This year Ratchanok Intanon was awarded "Best Asian Sporting Icon".
Dear sport friends,
we are sending you greetings from Europe, Slovenia, the city of Celje where the first ICG games began in 1968.
We are very proud and happy to be chosen for the presentation of our beautiful town at the ICG games in Australia.
We train hard every day thinking about the next winter in Europe when we are flying to your place where we are going to have a friendly game with you.
Best regards from Slovenia,
Lara, Miha, Filip, Amadej and Franc (the coach)
- Anita Hinriksdottir (ISL)
- Dafne Schippers (NED)
- Amela Terzic (SRB)
Former 800m winner from the ICG 2011 in Lanarkshire, Iceland’s Anita Hinriksdottir claimed the European Athletics Rising Star Awards.
The 17-year-old Hinriksdottir, was a winner at both the European Athletics Junior Championships and the IAAF World Youth Championships, where she set a championship record.
More than 16.000 fans voted on the European Athlete of the Year and Rising Star Awards at www.facebook.com/EuropeanAthletics, while 163 members of the Association Internationale de la Presse Sportive (AIPS) from 54 countries also voted through www.aipsmedia.com.
The winning athletes were decided by counting votes from the fans, media, European Athletics Member Federations as well as an expert European Athletics panel, with the results from each group of voters counting for one quarter of the athlete's final score.
Women's 2013 Rising Star Top 3
Alkmaar, Netherlands will host the 2015 International Children's Summer Games.
Sports offered will be: Athletics, Swimming, Judo, Golf, Soccer, Tennis, Gymnastics, and Volleyball.
Please visit International Children's Games Alkmaar website
Innsbruck, Austria will host the 2016 International Children's Winter Games.
Find out more at: ICG Innsbruck 2016
Windsor Essex celebrated wonderful and excellent International Children's Games for more than 1.800 participants from more than 80 cities around the world!
The Opening Cermony was "Olympic Standard" and the whole organisation with more than 1.200 volunteers with passion and a great heart for the athletes contributed to this marvellous turn out.The athletes offered great sport supported by a huge crowd of spectators in all venues.
The General Assembly (GA) of the International Children's Games voted for the third time Torsten Rasch as President of ICG.
The term length is four years from 2013 to 2017.
The GA also nominated Chulwon Shin from Daegu, South Korea as a new member of the Executive Committee, and Laurent Wehrli from Montreux, Switzerland, and Andrey Krivosheev from Ufa, Russia as new members of the Committee.
During the official meeting of the Technical Commission in Ushgorod / Ukraine ICG-President Torsten Rasch laid down flowers in front of the former President Fritz Glenz memorial plate.Fritz Glenz brought the first Summer Games to Ushgorod in the former USSR in 1989.The City of Darmstadt, where he was a councellor, became later official twin town of Ushgorod. For 25 years now the City of Ushgorod has been a strong partner of the International Childrens Games.
ICG President Torsten Rasch, Rima Batalova, and ICG General Secretary Richard Smith with Nikolai Sergeyevich Valuev, former two-time WBA heavyweight champion, during the 6th International Children’s Winter Games in Ufa, Russia.
By invitation of Elvis Joseph, the Director of Bangalore Schools Sports Foundation (Bangalore City India) Metod Klemenc, founder of the International Children's Games, inaugurated the 2nd edition of Bangalore School Games 2012 with thousands of children participating in multi-discipline of competitive sports and games.
The ICG Founding President was also present at the "Champion in me" 4th annual sports meet, conceptualized and organized by Bangalore Schools Sports Foundation for children living with HIV/AIDS. This sports meet is exclusively for Children living with HIV/AIDS and was initiated in 2009. Various support and care centres from Bangalore, and across Karnataka participate in a one day fun filled competitive sports event breaking down barriers, building self esteem, confidence and healthy behaviour.
Metod Klemenc hands over the Olympic Torch to one of the student ambassadors of the Games and inaugurates the Bangalore School Games 2012.
The 2012 Daegu ICG DVD contains precious memories of the wonderful Games in South Korea. It can now be viewed online via Daegu International Children's Games official website.
London 2012 Gold Medal Winner in 100m women's breaststroke Ruta Meilutyte comes from Kaunas, Lithuania, and was already very successful in the 2010 International Children's Games in Manama, Bahrain.
Ruta won two Gold Medals in 50m (time of 32.81) and 100m breaststroke (time of 1.11.43) and a Silver Medal in 50m freestyle in Manama on the 30th of June 2010.
It is with great pride that the Committee of the International Children's Games congratulates Ruta on this important and wonderful Olympic triumph that also provides excellent evidence for the importance of our Games on the way to the Olympics.
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80 photos from the International Children's Games 2012 in Daegu are now to be found here on webicg.org!