Stay healthy and see you again!

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Sports grounds have been closed all over the world.

Dear friends and ICG family,

the Executive Committee of the International Children’s Games hopes that all of you stay safe and healthy in these challenging and uncomfortable pandemic times!

As you all know the Executive Committee of the International Children’s Games has been looking forward very much to welcoming the world at the 54th International Children's Games in Kecskemét, Hungary this summer from 30th of June to 5th of July 2020.

By the end of the registration period 108 cities had confirmed their participation, an enormous number that ICG is very proud of!

But this great event - like so many others - had to be cancelled as Hungarian Government and Kecskemét City Operational Body would not want to put any athlete, coach, or city representative under danger of getting infected with the coronavirus. A very reasonable and truly inevitable decission, still a sad one for everybody who had already prepared to go to Hungary!

We are now looking to the future and are hoping to celebrate International Children's Winter Games in the Olympic region of Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea which are planned to take place from 19th to 24th of February 2021.

The Winter Games will include the sports of Alpine Skiing, Freestyle Skiing, Cross-Country Skiing, Snowboard, Biathlon, Ice Hockey, Figure Skating and Short Track.

2021 shall also see International Children's Summer Games in the Republic of Korea. The city of Daegu has been a host for the Games in 2012 and is ready to host the Games again. ICG Executive Committee is absolutely sure that both events in South Korea will be really amazing and outstanding. Please register for these Games if you haven't done so yet!

Let us all hope and work together for the end of this worldwide pandemic crisis and for another chance to meet all very soon again!

Good luck, stay healthy, and best regards,

Torsten Rasch
ICG President

Host City Agreement signed

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Signing Ceremony in Kecskemét

During a festive ceremony and by signing the Host City Agreement with ICG on August 22nd the City of Kecskemét officially consented to host the 54th International Children's Games 2020.

The Committee of the International Children's Games is very much looking forward to having wonderful Summer Games next year in Hungary!

Next Winter Games in Pyeongchang

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Group picture of happy Executive Committee members and members of the Pyeongchang delegation to Ufa

During the 53rd International Children's Games in Ufa, Russia, the Executive Committee of the International Children's Games has awarded the 9th International Children's Winter Games 2021 to the City of Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea.

The Games shall take place February 19-25 ... make sure to save the date!!!

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!

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