- Published on Friday, 15 March 2013 16:00
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.
- Published on Thursday, 08 November 2012 09:02
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.
- Published on Thursday, 02 August 2012 16:10
Picture taken from Official London 2012 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.
- Published on Wednesday, 01 August 2012 15:12
80 photos from the International Children's Games 2012 in Daegu are now to be found in our online-gallery at webicg.org!
- Published on Tuesday, 24 July 2012 07:03
Marco Koch, medal winner in Coventry ICG 2005 in swimming is member of the German swimming team in the London 2012 Olympics. In the picture you see Lord Sebastian Coe, chairman of the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games, talking to Marco Koch and ICG President Torsten Rasch in the ICG Member City of Darmstadt, end of June this year.
The following athletes have benn participants in ICG and are now member of their national team for the London 2012 Olympic Games:
- Mylene Ong (Swimming), Singapore, Singapore
- Christian Scherübl (Swimming), Graz, Austria
- Marco Koch (Swimming), Darmstadt, Germany
- Yannick Lebherz (Swimming), Darmstadt, Germany
- Fernanda Gonzalez (Swimming), Toluca, Mexico
- Rita Medrano (Swimming), Aquascalientes, Mexico
- Michelle Dovali (Swimming), Toluca, Mexico
- Dipna Lim Prasad (Track and Field), Singapore, Singapore
For a complete list of ex-ICG participants who went to the Olympic Games go to the section
History of the International Children's Games
- Published on Friday, 23 March 2012 08:56
Kick off for the ICG Winter Games in Ufa February 2013.
The Mayor of Ufa - see above during the signing ceremony with ICG President Torsten Rasch on March 9th - invites children and youth to participate in the Games.
Ufa, capital of Bashkortostan, is located in a wonderful landscape and offers outstanding winter sports facilities. The participants will experience great Russian hospitality.
Find more information on the official ICG UFA website
- Published on Friday, 24 February 2012 08:09
The Nairobi ICG-Team 2011 in Lanarkshire receives the official certificate from members of the Executive Committee. Nairobi will be the first potential candidate for hosting the first Games ever in Africa.
- Published on Tuesday, 20 December 2011 09:14
Secretary General Richard Smith was honoured officially by Mayor Reißer (Science City of Darmstadt) for his lifelong work in sports on local and international levels.
Especially his merits for ICG were pointed out during the official ceremony with more than 500 spectators.
- Published on Friday, 28 October 2011 15:06
Former Vice-President Johnny Kiriakopoulos received the UNITED TROPHY VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR 2011 in Hamilton/Canada.
With a standing ovation from 1.000 guests and the event televised brings great appreciation to the wonderful work of a man who worked his heart out for the International Children's Games.
Pictures will be posted on www.sporthamilton.ca
- Published on Thursday, 27 October 2011 15:15
ACES President Gian Francesco Lupattelli confirmed a closer cooperation and support for ICG during European Capital of Sport Awards ceremony for Istanbul 2012.
- Published on Friday, 07 October 2011 17:05
A Coventry mother and her two sons have celebrated their special family success at competing in Internationl Childeren’s Games. Mrs. McKeown and her sons Michael and Daniel all won Gold medals. Mother won her medal in Lausanne/Switzerland 1980 – 8 cities from Austria, Switzerland, Germany, France and England participated in the 9th Games.
The family celebrated their achievements at an awards night held in Coventry when all of the other Coventry competitors who competed this year received their certificates from the Lord Mayor of Coventry Cllr Keiran Mulhall.
Cllr John Mutton, who is a member of the ICG International Committee and has organised the Coventry team’s participation in the games since 1997 said: "When Mrs McKeown spoke to me while watching her son’s compete in this year’s games I was amazed to learn that she had also competed in the Interanational Children’s Games. This is probably unique in the history of the games and something that I thought we should celebrate."
- Published on Saturday, 27 August 2011 16:34
- Published on Tuesday, 03 May 2011 14:05
With a happy Signing ceremony in Daegu the Mayor and ICG-President start the kickoff for 2012.
The Games in Daegu will take place from 12 to 17 July 2012.
Sport Entries: Athletics, Swimming, Tennis, Taekwondo, Table tennis, Football, Volleyball.
Daegu ICG 2012 is online - please see their website: www.icg-daegu2012.com
- Published on Thursday, 17 March 2011 11:19
The first Winter Games outside of Europe in Kelowna/Canada with more than 500 young athletes have been excellent and unforgettable.
The first time ever Ice Hockey and Speed-Skating was offered and the special warm and great hospitality of the Kelwona citizens and organizers could be experienced.
Thank you Kelowna for wonderful and exciting days!
For more information please visit ICG Kelowna website
- Published on Wednesday, 29 December 2010 08:27
After the meeting of the ICG Executive Committee in mid-November 2010 in Taiwan, two members (Vice president Igor Topole and member Maksimilijan Vecko) in return stopped for two days in Macau.
There they had a working meeting with representatives of the Macau Sport Development Board (Mr. Jose Tavares, vice-president, Mrs. Cristine Kia Lam Lin and Mr. Pereira Bernardino Lo).
The main topics of discussions were the following:
- Macau experiences with their presence in the ICG
- The possibilities of future games in Macau
- Their suggestions for changes in the games
- Published on Wednesday, 29 December 2010 07:26
From 19th to 25th October Igor Topole, Richard Smith and Zlatko Kauran visited Bangalore India. We were invited by Elvis Joseph from Bangalore School Sports Foundation to see Bangalore School Games.
We have seen sport competitions in 12 sports: Athletics, Archery, Basketball, Cricket, Football, Hockey, Kabbadi, Rugby, Swimming, Skating, Tennis and Volleyball.
It is estimated that there were more than 3000 children taking part. Competitions were organized well, opening and closing ceremony were very nice.
We had several talks with officials and member of parliament in order to see possibilities for Bangalore to organize ICG games in future. City of Bangalore has enough sport facilities to organize games, but they are so far apart from each other and traffic is so big, that at this moment we don’t see possibilities for the ICG games.
Member of parliament promised to help in building infrastructure inside University Campus - sport facilities and dormitories.
- Published on Thursday, 02 December 2010 11:32
October 15 is considered to be the birthday of the Independent Olympic Movement in Slovenia. The peak of the event at the day of NOC was giving recognition awards to the honorary sports workers and officials.
The International Olympic Committee Recognition was given to Metod Klemenc, the founder of International Children’s Games in the 60’s of the last century.
- Published on Saturday, 06 November 2010 13:55
Signing of the Host Agreement with the two Provosts in Scotland together with Richard Smith ICG General Secretary and ICG President Torsten Rasch.
- Published on Monday, 24 May 2010 07:46
Mayor Greg Piper from Lake Macquarie sent a letter of intent to host the first International Children´s Games ever in Australia in 2014.