International Children's Games

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International Children's Games
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Status active
Genre sporting event
Frequency annual (summer)
Location(s) various
Inaugurated 1968 (1968) (summer)
Organised by IOC

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.

History[edit]

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 International Children's Games in 2013 were held in Windsor-Essex, Canada,[2] followed by Lake Macquarie, Australia in 2014,[3] and Alkmaar, Netherlands in 2015.

The 2016 games were held in New Taipei City in Taiwan from July 11 to 16.

Locations[edit]

Summer Games[edit]

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 Medias  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[4]  Russia

Winter Games[edit]

Games Year Host City Host Nation
1 1994 Ravne na Koroskem  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

All Time Medal Table[edit]

Summer Games[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Total

Winter Games[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Total

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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