2009 Athens, Greece
Athens was chosen to host the 2009 ICG. Hosting this supreme institution of children’s sports put Greece at the center of global interest and allowed it to show off the impressive facilities available for international prestigious sports events as well as to promote the idea of the Children’s Olympics.
The Athens ICG gave athletes from all over the world the unique opportunity to visit and compete in the city where the Olympic Games were born and , more recently, improved. The young athletes visited sites which were a source of inspiration for the athletic spirit and ideals of the Olympics. Athletes took part in international athletic events accompanied by a range of cultural and educational exhibition and enjoyed a unique athletic and cultural experience.