Tralee ICG Ltd
Tralee ICG Ltd was set up in December 2007 as a registered company, limited by guarantee, with four directors, an advisory board and company members. Tralee ICG is responsible for continuing annual participation at the Games and for devising the plans and strategies aimed at preparing a successful bid to host by 2012. As of 2011 this will include the expansion of the Games on a phased basis to other centres in Kerry.
Kerry ICG Ltd
Kerry ICG Ltd will be established in September 2012. Kerry ICG will take responsibility for all matters pertaining to bid preparation and presentation, securing the necessary financial support and the management of all matters related to the hosting of the 2015 Games in Kerry.
The International Children’s Games
The Games were founded in 1966 by Slovenian native and Physical Education teacher, Professor Metod Klemenc. His primary purpose was to promote peace, understanding and friendship among the youth of Europe through a sports and cultural festival.
Nine European cities attended the inaugural Games held in Slovenia and since then attendance and participation at the Games has grown at a spectacular rate. At the present time the Games are the world’s largest multi-sport youth event for 12-15 year old children. More than 38.000 children from 418 cities from 91 countries, and from all five continents, have participated in 44 Summer Games and 4 Winter Games
The mission of the ICG is to enable the children of the world with their different languages, cultures, origins and outlooks to meet each year on the field of competition, to enable and develop friendship and understanding among children and to help secure world peace through the Olympic ideals.
The Games are in effect a mini-Olympics for children and operate on a city to city basis, rather than the country to country basis of the Olympics. The International Children’s Games are recognized and supported by the International Olympic Committee
Further details are available on www.webicg.org