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.
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.
Mayor Greg Piper from Lake Macquarie sent a letter of intent to host the first International Children´s Games ever in Australia in 2014.