Host City Agreement signed for International Children’s Games 2022 - The Coventry Observer

19th Aug, 2022

Host City Agreement signed for International Children’s Games 2022

Ashleigh Osborne 26th Nov, 2021 Updated: 26th Nov, 2021

THE Host City Agreement signing for International Children’s Games 2022 took place yesterday at Coventry Building Society Arena.

Councillor Abdul Salam Khan, deputy leader of Coventry City Council and Torsten Rasch, president of International Children’s Games completed the signing that will mark the agreement of rules and values for the Games to take place in Coventry, from 11 – 16 August 2022.

It’s the first time in the history of the international event that disability sport will be included.

The event will also have a focus on sustainability and be a ‘greener’ Games.

Coventrian and athlete from the 2006 International Children’s Games, Rowena Cole and Paralympian, Mandip Sehmi, also from Coventry, attended the Launch to talk about their experience of sport and physical activity in Coventry.

The week-long event gets underway just three days after the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Coventry’s International Children’s Games will be the 54th Games after the event was last hosted in the city of Ufa, Russia in 2019.

Almost 2,000 children aged 12-15 years will be attending from cities all over the world with their teams to compete in the Games.

Coun Abdul Salam Khan, deputy leader and cabinet member for events at Coventry City Council, said: “It was an honour to be in the presence of the International Children’s Games President at the Launch and join him in the signing of the Host City Agreement.

“Coventry was a great host to the Games back in 2005 which made for a very successful sporting event, and we are most definitely on the path to doing that all over again, but better.”

 

Torsten Rasch, President of International Children’s Games added: “After the recent tough times we have all experienced, it will be brilliant to get the children back together again and see them enjoy being physically active while competing for their city.”

The International Children’s Games is being delivered by Coventry City Council, in partnership with Coventry University, the University of Warwick and CV Life.

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