International Children's Games

The International Children's Games (ICG) is an International Olympic Committee-sanctioned event[1] held every year where children from cities around the world and between the ages of 12 and 15 participate in a variety of sports and cultural activities.

International Children's Games
Statusactive
Genresporting event
Frequencyannual (summer)
Location(s)various
Inaugurated1968 (1968) (summer)
Organised byICGC
Websitehttp://international-childrens-games.org/icg/

HistoryEdit

The Slovenian sports instructor Metod Klemenc founded the International Children's Games in 1968 with the aim of promoting peace and friendship through sports to the world's youth. He organised the first International Children's Games and Cultural Festival in 1968 with the participation of teams from nine European cities.

Since that time, 37,000 children aged 12 to 15 have been in competition at 47 Summer Games and 6 Winter Games. 411 different cities, 86 countries and all 5 continents have participated. The International Children's Games and Cultural Festival has become the world's largest international multi-sport youth games, and is a recognised member of the International Olympic Committee.

The most recent edition of the International Children's Games was held in Coventry, England from 11 to 16 August 2022.[2]

LocationsEdit

Summer GamesEdit

Games Year Host City Host Nation
1 1968 Celje   Yugoslavia
2 1970 Udine   Italy
3 1972 Graz   Austria
4 1974 Murska Sobota   Yugoslavia
5 1974 Darmstadt   West Germany
6 1976 Murska Sobota   Yugoslavia
7 1976 Geneva   Switzerland
8 1978 Ravne na Koroskem   Yugoslavia
9 1980 Lausanne   Switzerland
10 1982 Darmstadt   West Germany
11 1983 Troyes   France
12 1983 Murska Sobota   Yugoslavia
13 1984 Geneva   Switzerland
14 1985 Granollers   Spain
15 1986 Lausanne   Switzerland
16 1987 Graz   Austria
17 1988 Szombathely   Hungary
18 1989 Andorra   Andorra
19 1990 Uzgorod   Soviet Union
20 1991 Bratislava   Slovakia
21 1992 Geneva   Switzerland
22 1993 Darmstadt   Germany
23 1994 Hamilton, Ontario   Canada
24 1994 Slovenj Gradec   Slovenia
25 1995 Celje   Slovenia
26 1996 Sopron   Hungary
27 1997 Sparta   Greece
28 1998 Logroño   Spain
29 1999 Mediaș   Romania
30 1999 Velenje   Slovenia
31 1999 Český Krumlov   Czech Republic
32 2000 Hamilton   Canada
33 2001 Szombathely   Hungary
34 2002 Płock   Poland
35 2002 Taipei   Taiwan
36 2003 Graz   Austria
37 2003 Patras   Greece
38 2004 Cleveland   United States
39 2005 Coventry   United Kingdom
40 2006 Bangkok   Thailand
41 2007 Reykjavík   Iceland
42 2008 San Francisco   United States
43 2009 Athens   Greece
44 2010 Manama   Bahrain
45 2011 Lanarkshire   United Kingdom
46 2012 Daegu   South Korea
47 2013 Windsor, Ontario   Canada
48 2014 Lake Macquarie   Australia
49 2015 Alkmaar   Netherlands
50 2016 New Taipei   Taiwan
51 2017 Kaunas   Lithuania
52 2018 Jerusalem   Israel
53 2019 Ufa[3]   Russia
54 2022 [a] Coventry[4]   United Kingdom
55 2023 [b] Daegu[5]   South Korea
  1. ^ Originally scheduled to be held in Kecskemét, Hungary from 30 June–5 July 2020 but were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  2. ^ Originally scheduled to be held in 2021 but were postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Winter GamesEdit

Games Year Host City Host Nation
1 1994 Ravne na Koroškem   Slovenia
2 1995 Prakovce and Helcmanovce   Slovakia
3 1999 Maribor   Slovenia
4 2009 Montreux and Vevey   Switzerland
5 2011 Kelowna   Canada
6 2013 Ufa   Russia
7 2016 Innsbruck   Austria
8 2019 Lake Placid   United States
9 2023[6] Pyeongchang   South Korea

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Children's Games ceremony to take place in Lanarkshire". Glasgow: BBC News Scotland. 4 August 2011. Retrieved 6 August 2011.
  2. ^ https://www.coventryicg2022.org/
  3. ^ "Летние Международные детские игры 2019 года пройдут в Уфе". vesti.ru. Retrieved 21 April 2018.
  4. ^ "Next ICG events in 2022". International Children's Games. 4 August 2021. Retrieved 4 August 2021.
  5. ^ "Next ICG events in 2022". International Children's Games. 4 August 2021. Retrieved 4 August 2021.
  6. ^ "Postponement of the Pyeongchang Winter Games 2021". International Children´s Games. 6 September 2020.

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