Next steps to the first Games ever in Africa

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The Nairobi ICG-Team 2011 in Lanarkshire receives the official certificate from members of the Executive Committee. Nairobi will be the first potential candidate for hosting the first Games ever in Africa.

Secretary General Richard Smith honoured

ICG Secretary General Richard Smith was honoured officially by Mayor Rafael Reißer of the Science City of Darmstadt for his lifelong work in sports on local and international levels.

Especially his merits for ICG were pointed out during the official ceremony with more than 500 spectators.

Johnny Kiriakopoulos honoured

Former Vice-President Johnny Kiriakopoulos received the UNITED TROPHY VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR 2011 in Hamilton/Canada.

With a standing ovation from 1.000 guests and the event televised brings great appreciation to the wonderful work of a man who worked his heart out for the International Children's Games.

Pictures will be posted on www.sporthamilton.ca

ACES and ICG in close cooperation

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ACES President Gian Francesco Lupattelli confirmed a closer cooperation and support for ICG during European Capital of Sport Awards ceremony for Istanbul 2012.

A very special family success

A Coventry mother and her two sons have celebrated their special family success at competing in International Childeren’s Games. Mrs. McKeown and her sons Michael and Daniel all won Gold medals. Mother won her medal in Lausanne / Switzerland 1980 – 8 cities from Austria, Switzerland, Germany, France and England participated in the 9th Games.

Her son Michael won the Athens / Greece 2009 gold medal 1.500 m event and his younger brother Daniel won the same competition in this year Lanarkshire 2011 Games.

The family celebrated their achievements at an awards night held in Coventry when all of the other Coventry competitors who competed this year received their certificates from the Lord Mayor of Coventry Cllr Keiran Mulhall.

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Cllr John Mutton, who is a member of the ICG International Committee and has organised the Coventry team’s participation in the games since 1997 said:

When Mrs McKeown spoke to me while watching her son’s compete in this year’s games I was amazed to learn that she had also competed in the Interanational Children’s Games. This is probably unique in the history of the games and something that I thought we should celebrate.

Daegu is ready for the Games!

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With a happy Signing ceremony in Daegu the Mayor and ICG-President start the kickoff for 2012.

The Games in Daegu will take place from 12 to 17 July 2012.

Sport Entries: Athletics, Swimming, Tennis, Taekwondo, Table tennis, Football, Volleyball.

Daegu ICG 2012 is online. Please visit their website: www.icg-daegu2012.com

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