The history of the International Children's Games dates back to July 5th, 1968 in the city of Celje. Then young talented athletes from Yugoslavia, the Czech Republic, Austria, Switzerland participated in the competition. The first success inspired the organizers, and they continued the development of their initiated sports movement on the European continent.
"The second World war destroyed my childhood and my family. Then, in those terrible years, I had a dream: to create a better world based on friendship. It was sport that managed to become a means of uniting young people from different countries."
Method Klemenc, father of the International Children's Games
1994 opened a new page in the chronicle of the International Children's Games: for the first time they "crossed" beyond Europe straight to Canada. Since then, the honorable mission to take the Game took Taiwan, USA, Thailand, Bahrain, South Korea, Australia, and many others.
Ufa became the first and currently the only Russian city where International Children's Games were held.
For athletes who take the first steps in the sport, the Games are a great chance not only to compete with peers from dozens of countries, but also to plunge into a new culture, meet people from different parts of the world. After all, all this great work is done to ensure that children from all over the world become closer and find friends on all continents.