Former ICG gold medal winner, goalkeeper Lize Kop from Alkmaar, Netherlands is part of the Netherlands soccer team at the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.
Good luck to you, Lize!
The journey goes on - get ready for more events!
During the 55th International Children’s Games in Daegu, South Korea, decission was taken upon the location of the next three editions of the Games:
2024 the host city will be the city of León, Mexico, 2025 fthe Games will be held in the city of Eilat, Israel, and for 2026 the Committee of the International Children's Games has received a "Letter of intent" to host the Games from Hualien, Taiwan.
Three great athletes return to the Games as coaches
It happens many times that former ICG participants return to the Games as coaches.
This was again the case at the 55th International Children’s Games in Daegu, South Korea.
In the picture you see the swimming coaches Chantal Noe from Darmstadt, Germany (in yellow, participant at IG Lanarkshire 2011, Daegu 2012, and Windsor 2013), Sam Fairchild from Coventry, UK (in blue, participant at ICG Manama 2010, and Lanarkshire 2011), and Nicole Pichler (in black, participant at ICG San Francisco 2008, Athens 2009, and Manama 2010).
Thanks to these three great athletes for returning to the International Children's Games!!!
"Daegu - A city where the past, present and future coexist" - Screenshot of ICG Daegu 2023 official website
"The 46th International Children’s Games was held in Daegu in 2012 for the first time in South Korea and", Hong, Joon Pyo, Mayor of Daegu Metropolitan City Government, says: "we would like to recall the glorious and exciting moments of it once again."
So now the 55th International Children's Games Daegu 2023 will last from 5th to 10th July.
Eight sports will be offered during six days: Athletics, Swimming, Football, Basketball, Volleyball, Table Tennis, and Taekwondo.
Approximately 2.000 participants from 90 cities will participate in the Games.
The Committee of the International Children's Games wishes everybody involved: Good luck!
Screenshot of ICG Coventry 2022 medal results list
For all of you who are interested in the International Children’s Games Coventry 2022 medal results please have a look at the medal results list which you can download here from our website.
Screenshot of"Shall we DAEGU?" promotional video
Next International Children’s Summer Gameswill take place in Daegu, Republic of Korea in 2023.In order for you to get ready for the colorful host city of Daegu please have a look at this promotional video produced by Daegu Metropolitan City: Shall we DAEGU?
Rūta Meilutytė from Lithuania succesfull once again
Rūta Meilutytė from Kaunas, Lithuania, former three times medal winner at ICG Manama 2010 and gold medal winner at the 2012 Summer Olympics / London 2021 today won the gold medal in 50m breastroke at the 2022 European Aquatics Championships in Rome, Italy - congratulations to Rūta from the Committee of the International Children’s Games!
Zuzanna Maślana from Poland
Zuzanna has now won a bronze medal for Poland in shot put at the World Athletics U20 Championships in Cali, Colombia (01 AUG 2022 - 06 AUG 2022). Congrats to Zuzanna from the Committee of the International Children’s Games!
Johnny K. will always be remembered by the ICG family
Former ICG-Vice President Johnny Kiriakopolous from Hamilton, Canada passed away last night.
Rest in peace Johnny K.
ICG is very grateful for what you have achieved and how dedicated you have lived for the philosophy of our wonderful movement and family.
Three Ex-ICG particpants from Alkmaar who made it to the Netherlands national football team - from left to right: Daphne van Domselaar, Lisa Deen, and Marisa Olyslagers
Our dear friend Paul Bollen from Alkmaar, The Netherlands has informed us today that three Ex-ICG participants made there debut in the Netherlands national football team.
Congratulations to Daphne van Domselaar, Lisa Deen, and Marisa Olyslagers.
The three young ladies particapted in the 2014 International Children's Games in Lake Macquarie, Australia.
Back in Kaunas together with Committee Member Nikos Tzanakos from Patras, Greece during the 2017 International Children's Games in Lithuania - Ioannis in the middle
By the end of 2021 our congratulations go to 19 year old Ioannis Kariofillis from Evrotas, Greece who participated in the 2017 International Children's Games in Kaunaus - Track & Field. In Kaunas he won a bronze medal in the 100 m race.
Today Ioannis is the best Greek athlete over 200 m having won the national championship.
More steps of his athletic career after ICG:
July 2019: Ioannis finishes 5th at the European Youth Olympic Festival in the 200 m race.
July 2021 Ioannis participates in the European U19 Championship in Tallinn and reaches 8th place with the 4x100 m relay team.
August 2021: Ioannis participates in the U19 World Championship in Nairobi and reaches 6th place with the 4x100 m relay team.
Darmstadt delegation to ICG Jerusalem 2018 - Jule is no. 4 from left
Jule Behrens was an Athletics/Track & Field participant in the 2017 International Children’s Games in Kaunas and in the 2018 International Children’s Games in Jerusalem.
This year Jule won the European Junior Champions 2021 in Kitzbühel, Austria, and on the 7th of november took Junior World crown in Quarteira, Portugal.
Congrats from ICG to Jule!!!