- Published: Tuesday, 03 May 2016 08:42
- Published: Monday, 02 May 2016 19:15
She agrees that the International Children's Games was definitely a stepping stone to her success along with having access to the new Aquatic Training Centre of Windsor.
The Committee of the International Children's Games offers his congratulations and best wishes to Kyle for the Olympic Games!
Read more about Kyle in an article on "Windsor Star" online
- Published: Tuesday, 08 March 2016 17:39
- Published: Tuesday, 18 August 2015 17:48
At the 2015 World Aquatics Championships in Kazan, Russia former ICG participant Marco Koch from Darmstadt / Germany won the gold medal in the men's 200-metre breaststroke, becoming the first German to claim a championship title in that event.His international swimming career started in the Cleveland International Children's Games 2004 in the United States. Together with his coach Alexander Kreisel Marco has been very successful over the years. He was a medal winner in swimming in the Coventry International Children's Games 2005, European Champion in 2013, Vice World Champion in 2014.With the latest title of a World ChampionMarco Koch once more gave proof of his talent as a breaststroke specialist and he is now preparing for the Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro 2016.
The Committee of the International Children's Games wishes to congratulate Marco Koch on his great and wonderful success. It also gives evidence once more of the importance of youth sports events like the International Children's Games as one of the stepstones to the biggest sporting event on the planet - the Olympic Games.
- Published: Friday, 26 June 2015 14:06
For more information ckeck out the official ICG 2015 Alkmaar Website
- Published: Tuesday, 23 December 2014 11:54
The city of Lake Macquarie / Australia, was the first ever to host International Children's Games in the Southern Hemisphere. Whilst for most of the teams from 80 cities and 30 countries winter had already begun back home, summer had just started "down under".With great hospitality and the help of hundreds of volunteers the ICG-Team of Lake Macquarie around Angela O'Brien, Jodi and Abbey Tweed, Jodie Harrison (to name only a few!), Lake Macquarie hosted an outstanding event that will always be remembered by 1.500 young athletes from around the world, and by coaches and members of the city delegations.On our ICG-Website we would like to present you today a gallery of 80 photos that tell a little bit of the whole 'story' of the 48th International Children's Games: please, have a look! More 'stories' from Lake Macquarie will come up here on webicg.org to bridge the time until the next International Children's Games in Alkmaar, the Netherlands, from June 24-29 in 2015.
- Published: Thursday, 13 November 2014 08:42
On Monday, 27th of October 2014, the Host-City Agreement for the next International Children's Winter Games has been officially signed in the city of Innsbruck's town hall. Innsbruck, the capital city of the federal state of Tyrol / Austria, will host around 850 young athletes aged 12 to 15 years in January 2016. More than 80 cities are invited to participate in the 7th edition of ICG Winter Games.
Tyrolian Vice Governor, Mr. Josef Geisler, and Innsbruck's Mayor, Ms. Christine Oppitz-Plörer (both in the picture above with ICG President Torsten Rasch) expressed their joy over the awarding of the International Children's Winter Games to Innsbruck as this event will underline once more Innsbruck's importance as an international sport's city.
ICG President Torsten Rasch in his statement during the signing ceremony reconfirmed that Innsbruck is known worldwide for its excellent winter sports facilities and winter sports events.
Mr. Georg Spazier, manager of innsbruck-tirol sportsgmbh, the organization which is entrusted by the city of Innsbruck with the organization and implementation of the 2016 Winter Games, pointed out the sustainable impact of such events: International Children’s Games, just as the Youth Olympic Games 2012, will generate and attract more substantial events in the region. In addition to this ICG President Torsten Rasch pointed out that
Innsbruck has been a participant city, sending delegations to International Children’s Games for ten years«, Torsten Rasch said, »and I am very happy that it will now also become a Host City for the world’s biggest student’s sports event recognized by the International Olympic Committee.
»International Children’s Games are not so much about 'winning' or 'losing' but about promoting the ideas of Fair Play, international friendship and intercultural learning, and for sure about having fun competing in olympic sports.«