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!
- 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
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 been participants in ICG and are now member of their national team for the London 2012 Olympic Games:
Kick off for the ICG Winter Games in Ufa February 2013.
The Mayor of Ufa – see the picture 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.
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.
ICG Secretary General Richard Smith was honoured officially by Mayor Rafael Reißer of the 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.
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
ACES President Gian Francesco Lupattelli confirmed a closer cooperation and support for ICG during European Capital of Sport Awards ceremony for Istanbul 2012.
A Coventry mother and her two sons have celebrated their special family success at competing in International 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.
Her son Michael won the Athens / Greece 2009 gold medal 1.500 m event and his younger brother Daniel won the same competition in this year Lanarkshire 2011 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.
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 visit their website: www.icg-daegu2012.com
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!