The meeting of members of the committee of the International Chilren Games under the chairmanship of the president of ICG – Torsten Rasch took place on July 11, 2018. Within the meeting the presentation of the capital of Bashkortostan as candidate city on carrying out 53 International Children's Games in 2019 took place.
During the presentation of the bidding of Ufa with the video message the Head of Bashkortostan Rustem Khamitov addressed to members of the committee.
– Bashkortostan – one of the leading economic, scientific and cultural centers of Russia – is open for friendship and a cooperation. The number of the countries – our business partners and trade – rose beyond one hundred. On number of children and youth our region is among "youngest" in the country. We are the sports republic, and we often hold large international competitions. We created remarkable conditions for development of sport, including children's and youthful, – the head of the region told. – We will make everything in order that summer International Children's Games of 2019 became a bright sports festival. No doubts that you surely will like Ufa, its inhabitants are hospitable. And you with warmth will remember our cozy and beautiful city, successful starts on its modern sports venues and benevolent Ufa fans.
During the meeting, members of the committee of ICG were interested in visa providing for participants, opportunities of accomodation and meal of athletes in Ufa, transport logistics. Having received competent answers to the questions members of the committee held a meeting behind closed doors then they announced joint decision about approval of the request for carrying out 53rd International Children Games of 2019 in the capital of Bashkortostan.
We remind, earlier Ufa held the VI Winter International Children Games of 2013. National teams from 60 cities of 20 countries of the world participated in competitions. Athletes competed for 170 medal on seven sports: mountain skiing, hockey, figure skating, short track, snowboarding, sports orientation and cross-country skiing. Following the results of competitions the Ufa team won first place on the total number of medals, having won 16 awards.
Thus, in 2019 Ufa will become the unique city in the world for semicentennial history of the International childish sports which will take both winter, and summer International Children Games.