Good news from Kaunas

As our friend Lina Duobaitė from the beautiful city of Kaunas / Lithuania reports, Agnė Šeleikaitė, who was a participant in the International Children's Games 2014 in Lake MacQuarie / Australia, has won a gold medal in 50 m breaststroke at the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games.

With her success she follows in the footsteps of another great ex-ICG particpant from Lithuana, Rūta Meilutytė.

Thanks for this great news and congratulations from the Committee of ICG to Agnė!

Tseng Chun-hsin wins two Junior Grand Slam finals

Tseng Chun-hsin (born 2001) is a Taiwanese tennis player and member of the Chinese Taipei Davis Cup team.

He has been a participant and two times gold medal winner in the International Children's Games 2016 in New Taipei City.

The Committee of the International Children's Games congratulates Tseng Chun-hsin who has won two Junior Grand Slam finals this year - French Open and Wimbledon!

The career of Danil Lysenko

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Danil Sergeyevich Lysenko from Ufa / Russia is a very succesfull high jumper.

In 2011 he was a medal winner in the International Children's Games in Lanarkshire / Scotland.

Starting from there Danil won gold medals in the Youth Olympic Games 2014 in Nanjing / China, and in the World Indoor Championships in Birmingham / England 2018, reaching 2,36 m.

It is with high respect that the Committee of the International Children's Games whishes to congratulate Danil on his great career!

Congratulations to Lee Alexander

Screenshot from YouTube - click to watch the clip Scotland Women’s National Football Team - Lee Alexander
ICG Committee an Technical Commission member Hugh Waters reports that former ICG participant Lee Alexander now plays as a goalkeeper for Scottish Women's Premier League club Glasgow City and the Scotland women's national team.

Together with her team from Lanarkshire / Scotland Lee won a gold medal in the International Children's Games in Cleveland 2004 and a bronze medal in the International Children's Games in Coventry 2005.

The ICG family would like to say congratulation! to Lee and is proud to state that International Children's Games have apperently been a springboard for her fantastic career!

50 years of ICG

Opening of ICG Exhibition Room at the Celje Regional Museum
Fifty years ago, on the 5th of June 1968, the first International Children's Games ever were held in Celje / Slovenia.

It was on the idea and the initiative of physical education teacher Profesor Metod Klemenc that young male and female athletes, aged 12 to 15 years, from nine different European cities met in Celje for a Track and Field competition which evolved into a global movement that serves to advance the cause of peace and understanding for youth through sport and that is nowadays recognized and supported by the International Olympic Committee.

The ICG jubilee - with Metod Klemenc, "Father of the Games", being present - started with the unveiling of a tablet commemorating the first International Children's Games at the very place of the event in 1968 .

In a dignified ceremony at the Celje Regional Museum ICG President Torsten Rasch together with the Mayor of Celje, Bojan Šrot, and other jubilee-speakers traced the development of International Children's Games from the beginning to the present day.

During the ceremony a fantastic new publication was presented: you can now read all about ICG's fabulous history in a book!, and - moreover - you can find a whole exhibition room in the Celje Regional Museum dedicated only to ICG showcasing many interesting items of ICG like medals, torches, photography and presents from host cities from all five continents.

Last but not least a special ICG stamp was presented to the public by the Celje Philatelic and Numismatic Club.

A wonderful day for everyone present from the great ICG family!

Invitation to Lake Placid 2019

The city of Lake Placid and the Adirondack Region of New York State, USA, looks forward to welcoming the youth of the World in 2019!

On behalf of the city of Lake Placid, USA, Mayor Craig H. Randall has sent an official invitation to the 8th International Children's Winter Games to all International Winter Sports Friends.

The city of Lake Placid invites young athletes from cities around the globe to join them in friendly competition from January 6 to January 11, 2019.

Lake Placid will be the first United States city to host the International Children’s Winter Games. In the past the city has twice played host to the Olympic Winter Games, in 1932 and 1980. Lake Placid has a long history of international sports competition and currently hosts many international events each year.

The city of Lake Placid will offer competition for youth ages 12 to 15 in the sports of Alpine Skiing, Biathlon, Cross-Country Skiing, Figure Skating, Freestyle Skiing, Ice Hockey, Snowboard, and Speed Skating (both long and short track).

In addition to sport competition, Lake Placid will offer cultural exchange events, entertainment programs and more, to help create lasting friendships and memories.

To find more information, please refer to the official ICWG Lake Placid Website. .

Congratulations to Kirsty Gilmour

Picture taken from Wikipedia
On an ad hoc basis on our website we report on the sport careers of former ICG-participants.

It is with great pleasure that we received the following information from Hugh Waters, Member of the Committtee and of the Technical Commission of ICG:

Kirsty Gilmour, who played for Team Hamilton / Scotland in 2007 in Reykjavik Iceland, has been shortlisted for the Badminton Europe Female Badminton Player of The Year 2017!

Kirsty is currently the winner of the Scottish Open and the Austrian Open!

Congratulations to Kirsty from the ICG family!

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