Thank you Kelowna

The first Winter Games outside of Europe in Kelowna/Canada with more than 500 young athletes have been excellent and unforgettable.

The first time ever Ice Hockey and Speed-Skating was offered and the special warm and great hospitality of the Kelwona citizens and organizers could be experienced.

Thank you Kelowna for wonderful and exciting days!

Work visit in Macau

After the meeting of the ICG Executive Committee in mid-November 2010 in Taiwan, two members (Vice president Igor Topole and member Maksimilijan Vecko) in return stopped for two days in Macau.

There they had a working meeting with representatives of the Macau Sport Development Board (Mr. Jose Tavares, vice-president, Mrs. Cristine Kia Lam Lin and Mr. Pereira Bernardino Lo).

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The main topics of discussions were the following:

  • Macau experiences with their presence in the ICG
  • The possibilities of future games in Macau
  • Their suggestions for changes in the games

ICG delegation visited Bangalore / India

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From 19th to 25th October Igor Topole, Richard Smith and Zlatko Kauran visited Bangalore / India. We were invited by Elvis Joseph from Bangalore School Sports Foundation to see Bangalore School Games.

We have seen sport competitions in 12 sports: Athletics, Archery, Basketball, Cricket, Football, Hockey, Kabbadi, Rugby, Swimming, Skating, Tennis and Volleyball.

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It is estimated that there were more than 3000 children taking part. Competitions were organized well, opening and closing ceremony were very nice.

We had several talks with officials and member of parliament in order to see possibilities for Bangalore to organize ICG games in future. City of Bangalore has enough sport facilities to organize games, but they are so far apart from each other and traffic is so big, that at this moment we don’t see possibilities for the ICG games.

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Member of parliament promised to help in building infrastructure inside University Campus - sport facilities and dormitories.

IOC Reward for Metod Klemenc

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October 15 is considered to be the birthday of the Independent Olympic Movement in Slovenia. The peak of the event at the day of NOC was giving recognition awards to the honorary sports workers and officials.

The International Olympic Committee Recognition was given to Metod Klemenc, the founder of International Children’s Games in the 60’s of the last century.

Signing of the Host Agreement

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Signing of the Host Agreement with the two Provosts in Scotland together with ICG General Secretary Richard Smith and ICG President Torsten Rasch.

ICG for the first time ever in Australia

Mayor Greg Piper from Lake Macquarie sent a letter of intent to host the first International Children´s Games ever in Australia in 2014.

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