Ratchanok Intanon – World Champion!

Ratchanok Intanon, 19 years old, a Badmintonplayer from Bangkok/Thailand, is the current womens' singles World Champion in Badminton.

In Reykjavik (ICG 2007) she already won 2 gold medals and now she is the youngest World Champion ever in Badminton!

She won the World Championship in 2013 in Guangzhou. Before she won 3 World Junior Championships, another first time ever record in Badminton.

This year Ratchanok Intanon was awarded "Best Asian Sporting Icon".

Greetings from Celje


Dear sport friends,

we are sending you greetings from Europe, Slovenia, the city of Celje where the first ICG games began in 1968.

We are very proud and happy to be chosen for the presentation of our beautiful town at the ICG games in Australia.

We train hard every day thinking about the next winter in Europe when we are flying to your place where we are going to have a friendly game with you.

Best regards from Slovenia,


Lara, Miha, Filip, Amadej and Franc (the coach)

Anita Hinriksdottir – European Athletics Rising Star 2013

Former 800m winner from the ICG 2011 in Lanarkshire, Iceland’s Anita Hinriksdottir claimed the European Athletics Rising Star Awards.

The 17-year-old Hinriksdottir, was a winner at both the European Athletics Junior Championships and the IAAF World Youth Championships, where she set a championship record.

More than 16.000 fans voted on the European Athlete of the Year and Rising Star Awards at www.facebook.com/EuropeanAthletics, while 163 members of the Association Internationale de la Presse Sportive (AIPS) from 54 countries also voted through www.aipsmedia.com.

The winning athletes were decided by counting votes from the fans, media, European Athletics Member Federations as well as an expert European Athletics panel, with the results from each group of voters counting for one quarter of the athlete's final score.

Women's 2013 Rising Star Top 3

  1. Anita Hinriksdottir (ISL)
  2. Dafne Schippers (NED)
  3. Amela Terzic (SRB)

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


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


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.

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