Get ready for ICG Kaunas 2017

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Only 301 days to go until the opening of the Kaunas International Children's Games 2017!

If you want to know more about the beautiful Lithuanian hosting city of the 51st ICG Summer Games, you now have the chance to do so through the offiical website icg2017.kaunas.lt of the Kaunas International Children's Games 2017.

Former ICG participant Kylie Masse wins bronze in 100m backstroke

Congratulations!!! - The ICG family is very proud to announce that Kylie Masse from Windsor / Canada is returning back from the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro / Brazil having won a bronze medal in the women's 100 m backstroke event at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 8, 2016.

Kylie had participated in the 2011 International Childrens's Games in Lanarkshire / Scotland receiving five medals at the time and in the 2012 International Childrens's Games in Daegu / Republic of Korea. She also won gold in the 100 m backstroke at the 2015 Summer Universiade.

ICG 2016 Innsbruck – remember an unforgettable week in the heart of the Alps!

Only three weeks to go before the International Children's Summer Games 2016 in New Taipei City, Taiwan will be opened. The perfect time to remember the last big ICG event: the International Children's Winter Games 2016 in Innsbruck, Austria.

31 medal decisions in eight sport disciplines over the period of five exciting days. 800 athletes and coaches from all over the world, 500 volunteers and 200 helpers from clubs and associations, as well as thousands of visitors at the Homebase and in all the other venues. The colourful Innsbruck 2016 International Children’s Games (ICG) were a great success.

The Innsbruck Games were "Green Games" as well as they did not only attach utmost importance to environmental protection and sustainability during the Games. Following the Games advertising material (banners, tarpaulins, etc.) was turned into creative bags in the framework of a social project and therewith souvenirs to remember a special time were created. These bags are also messages to go can be purchased in this online shop: innsbruck-shop.com. It is definitely worth taking a look!

After receiving many requests, the organisers also decided to sell the fashionable ICG 2016 clothing sets consisting of a high-quality fleece jacket and vest. Whoever wants to become an ambassador of the ICG, can take this unique chance and grab one of the last pieces of our top-quality uniform collection for a special price: innsbruck-shop.com.

To remember the Games the ICG 2016 Winter Games Organising Committee published a final report with many figures, facts and pictures of the Innsbruck 2016 International Children’s Games. Have a look here: Official report of the 2016 Innsbruck International Children's Games.

The best moments of the colourful Innsbruck 2016 International Children’s Winter Games can also be experienced once more in this great video:

See you soon in New Taipei City!

ICG present at lighting ceremony in ancient Olympia

Throughout classical antiquity the Olympic Games were held every four years in Olympia / Greece on the Peloponnese peninsula.

In modern times the Olympic Flame is lit in the ruins of the temple of Hera in this beautiful sanctuary of ancient Greece and then transported by a torch to the place where the Games are held, in 2016 Rio de Janeiro.

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The 2016 Olympic Torch Relay (Follow the Torch!) started 107 days prior to the opening of the Rio Games on April 21st. It will visit 329 towns and cities in Brazil. The Flame will travel over 20,000 km by road and 10,000 miles by air around the host country. It will be carried by 12,000 torchbearers, taking the spirit of the Olympic Games to every corner of the world’s fifth largest country.

ICG President Torsten Rasch and Nikolaos Tzanakos, Member of the ICG Committee from Patras / Greece had the honour to be present in the ceremony. You see them in the picture having a friendly chat with Mr. Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee.

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If you would like to see the whole ceremony, here's a clip on YouTube:

Former ICG participant Kylie Masse qualifies for Rio 2016 Olympics

The Committee of the International Children's Games is happy to share another ICG success story with you:

Kylie Masse from Windsor / Canada is a backstroke swimmer and former ICG participant. Kylie participated in the 2011 International Childrens's Games in Lanarkshire / Scotland receiving five medals at the time and in the 2012 International Childrens's Games in Daegu / Republic of Korea. She also won gold in the 100 m backstroke at the 2015 Summer Universiade.

Only recently the 20-year-old Kylie qualified to represent Canada in the upcoming 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro / Brazil in the women’s 100-metre backstroke.

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

Former Windsor ICG-participant gaining ground in becoming a national swimmer

Kylie Masse represented the city of Windsor / Canada in the International Childrens Games 2011 Lanarkshire / Scotland and 2012 Daegu / Republic of Korea.

For the second time this season, LaSalle swimmer Kylie Masse has been named OUA female athlete of the week.

A Sandwich high school grad and Windsor Essex Swim Team product, Masse helped the University of Toronto Varsity Blues capture the school’s first national title since 1996-97 at the CIS championships in Quebec City.

The 20-year-old Masse, who is a second-year kinesiology major, swept the 50-, 100- and 200-metre backstroke events and set a new CIS record in each event along with a Canadian long-course record in the 50-metre event.

Masse also won a silver medal in the 200-metre individual medley while winning gold with Toronto’s 400-metre freestyle relay team and a pair of silver medals with the 200-metre freestyle relay team and 400-metre medley relay team.

For her efforts, Masse was named CIS female swimmer of the year.

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