47th ICG in Windsor Essex: a unique and amazing success

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Windsor Essex celebrated wonderful and excellent International Children's Games for more than 1.800 participants from more than 80 cities around the world!

The Opening Cermony was "Olympic Standard" and the whole organisation with more than 1.200 volunteers with passion and a great heart for the athletes contributed to this marvellous turn out.The athletes offered great sport supported by a huge crowd of spectators in all venues.

ICG's General Assembly confirms Presidency of Torsten Rasch

The General Assembly (GA) of the International Children's Games voted for the third time Torsten Rasch as President of ICG.

The term length is four years from 2013 to 2017.

The GA also nominated Chulwon Shin from Daegu, South Korea as a new member of the Executive Committee, and Laurent Wehrli from Montreux, Switzerland, and Andrey Krivosheev from Ufa, Russia as new members of the Committee.

Honouring of former ICG-President Fritz Glenz in Ushgorod / Ukraine

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During the official meeting of the Technical Commission in Ushgorod / Ukraine ICG-President Torsten Rasch laid down flowers in front of the former President Fritz Glenz memorial plate.

Fritz Glenz brought the first Summer Games to Ushgorod in the former USSR in 1989.

The City of Darmstadt, where he was a councellor, became later official twin town of Ushgorod.

For 25 years now the City of Ushgorod has been a strong partner of the International Childrens Games.

Picture from Ufa

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ICG President Torsten Rasch, Rima Batalova, and ICG General Secretary Richard Smith with Nikolai Sergeyevich Valuev, former two-time WBA heavyweight champion, during the 6th International Children’s Winter Games in Ufa, Russia.

Metod Klemenc inaugurates Bangalore School Games 2012 and the "Champion in me" Sports Meet

By invitation of Elvis Joseph, the Director of Bangalore Schools Sports Foundation (Bangalore City India) Metod Klemenc, founder of the International Children's Games, inaugurated the 2nd edition of Bangalore School Games 2012 with thousands of children participating in multi-discipline of competitive sports and games.

The ICG Founding President was also present at the "Champion in me" 4th annual sports meet, conceptualized and organized by Bangalore Schools Sports Foundation for children living with HIV/AIDS. This sports meet is exclusively for Children living with HIV/AIDS and was initiated in 2009. Various support and care centres from Bangalore, and across Karnataka participate in a one day fun filled competitive sports event breaking down barriers, building self esteem, confidence and healthy behaviour.

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Metod Klemenc hands over the Olympic Torch to one of the student ambassadors of the Games and inaugurates the Bangalore School Games 2012.

ICG congratulates Ruta Meilutyte

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Picture taken from Official London 2012 website

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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