(WINDSOR, ON) – Windsor and Essex County are seeking young athletes aged 12-15 years old for participation in the 46th International Children’s Summer Games, July 12 – 17, 2012 in Daegu, South Korea.
In August 2011, Daegu successfully hosted the 2011 IAAF World Championships in Athletics and is honoured to be the first city in Korea to host the International Children’s Games. The goal of ICG is to enable, develop and advance the meeting, understanding and friendship of youth from different cultures and to advance the spirit of Olympic sportsmanship.
Athletes will have the opportunity to compete in one of seven events including track and field, swimming, tennis, Taekwondo, table tennis, soccer, and volleyball.
- Team Windsor-Essex will join 80 other cities from across the globe.
- There will be over 1,500 athletes aged 12-15 years along with coaches, administrators and city representatives.
- The ICG Games are the world’s largest sporting event sanctioned by the International Olympic Committee.
Windsor-Essex looks forward to participating in the Daegu Games which bring together youth from all over the world for a sporting event that promotes sportsmanship, friendship and cultural understanding.