IOA-ICG Cooperation Agreement signed

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Group picture with IOA President Isidoros Kouvelos and members of the ICG Executive Committee after signing the agreement

The Executive Committee of the International Children's Games is happy to announce that a Cooperation Agreement between the International Olympic Academy (IOA) and the International Children's Games (ICG) has been signed by IOA President Isidoros Kouvelos, and ICG President Torsten Rasch in Greece, April 2019.

Both parties are committed "to cooperate in order to establish mtually beneficial educational initiatives focused on Olympic matters".

Please read the full text of the

IOA-ICG Cooperation agreement.

News from Ex-ICG participant Liza Kop

Liza Kop from Alkmaar, The Netherlands, was a gold medalist in the International Children's Games 2013 in Windsor, Canada.

She is now goalkeeper of the famous soccer club Ajax Amsterdam, and only a few days ago Liza has played for the national team of The Netherlands for the first time against Poland.

The Committee of the International Children's Games wishes Liza good luck for a successful international career!

Daegu will host the Summer Games 2021

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The Committee of the International Children's Games is happy to announce that the International Children's Summer Games 2021 will be hosted by the City of Daegu, South Korea.

The decission to have Daegu as a host of International Children's Games for the second time after very succesful Games in 2012 was taken by the ICG Committee at Lake Placid, USA during the 8th Winter Games in January 2019.

The Games in Korea will take place from July 8 to July 13 2021.

Competitions will be offered in eight sports:

  • Athletics/Track and Field
  • Basketball (3x3)
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tabletennis
  • Taekwondo
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

ICWG Lake Placid — an incredible experience!

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The Committee of the International Children's Games whishes to thank Lake Placid for having hosted the first ever International Children’s Winter Games (ICWG) in the USA.

The Games have been an incredible experience for athletes, coaches, heads of delegation, and city representatives.

With the International Children's Winter Games 2019 ICG's mission — fostering friendship and mutual understanding amongst children aged 12 to 15 from all over the world — has been fully accomplished!

We are more than happy that the wonderful city of Lake Placid, USA has become a member of the ICG family!

50th Anniversary of ICG in Taiwan

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Great results in the conference with delegates of Taiwanese cities and the Ministry of Education in december 2018.

In the picture: ICG Executive member Fen-Fen Chang during her speech to summarise the benefits for the athletes since the first ICG-participation of Taiwan in 2001.

Good news from Kaunas

As our friend Lina Duobaitė from the beautiful city of Kaunas / Lithuania reports, Agnė Šeleikaitė, who was a participant in the International Children's Games 2014 in Lake MacQuarie / Australia, has won a gold medal in 50 m breaststroke at the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games.

With her success she follows in the footsteps of another great ex-ICG particpant from Lithuana, Rūta Meilutytė.

Thanks for this great news and congratulations from the Committee of ICG to Agnė!

Tseng Chun-hsin wins two Junior Grand Slam finals

Tseng Chun-hsin (born 2001) is a Taiwanese tennis player and member of the Chinese Taipei Davis Cup team.

He has been a participant and two times gold medal winner in the International Children's Games 2016 in New Taipei City.

The Committee of the International Children's Games congratulates Tseng Chun-hsin who has won two Junior Grand Slam finals this year - French Open and Wimbledon!
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