HISTORY

The International Children's Games were first organized in 1968, based on a dream of Yugoslavian Professor Metod Klemenc. These games are designed to promote peace and friendship through sports to the world's youth.

The goal of the International Children's Games is to enable, develop and advance the meeting, understanding and friendship of students from different countries, and to advance the Olympic idea. In this sense, sports competitions are arranged for students. The International Children's Games pursue their goals in a non-political, non-denominational and non-racist way. (Committee of the International Children's Games website)

The International Children's Games is recognized by the International Olympic Committee.

Since 1968, the Games have attracted over 37,000 participants from over 400 cities
 in 5 continents.  It is believed to be the largest gathering of young people taking part in sports in the world.
 
The work of the Committee of the International Children’s Games is essential for the promotion of sport and the endorsement of Olympic values. Young people are our future, and each year you offer thousands of young people the possibility to practice sport in the true Olympic spirit of friendship, solidarity and fair play. 
 
ICG are supported by the International Olympic Committee

Message of greeting from the President of the International Olympic Committee,

Dr Jacques Rogge 

Dear Friends,

The work of the Committee of the International Children’s Games is essential for the promotion of sport and the endorsement of Olympic values.

Young people are our future, and each year you offer thousands of young people the possibility to practise sport in the true Olympic spirit of friendship, solidarity and fair play.

The very encouraging development of your Games and the growing participation from cities and countries worldwide illustrate the universality of the sports movement and the important contribution it can make to a more peaceful society.

On behalf of the Olympic Movement, I should like to congratulate you on all the achievements of the past and wish you all the best for future Games.

Dr Jacques Rogge, IOC President 

            

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