International Children's Games
|International Children's Games|
The International Children's Games (ICG) is an International Olympic Committee-sanctioned event 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.
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.
|Games||Year||Host City||Host Nation|
|1||1994||Ravne na Koroskem|
|2||1995||Prakovce and Helcmanovce|
|4||2009||Montreux and Vevey|
- Youth Olympic Games (ages 14–18)
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- Official International Children's Games Website
- New Taipeh International Children's Games 2016
- Inssbruch International Children's Winter Games 2016
- Alkmaar International Children's Games 2015
- Lake Macquarie International Children's Games 2014
- Ufa International Children's Winter Games 2013
- Windsor-Essex International Children's Games 2013
- Lanarkshire International Children's Games 2011 (archived)
- Kelowna International Children's Winter Games 2011
- Athens International Children's Games 2009