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2010 / NO.2
2010 / NO.2
2010 International Children's Games

The International Children’s Games were held from 29th June to 2nd July in Manama in Bahrain, in which some 1,200 athletes and guests from 74 cities in 31 countries and regions participated. The MSAR Government sent a delegation of 25 members to compete in the Games.

The International Children’s Games has a history of more than 40 years since its inaugural event in 1968, and are held for children aged 12 to15. Since 2006, Macao has sent a delegation to participate in the Games every year, including the previous editions in Thailand, Iceland, the United States of America and Greece. The Games aim to cultivate local young athletes and offer them valuable opportunities to compete with and exchange experiences with athletes from other countries and regions. This year marks Macao’s fifth year of participation in the Games. The delegation competed in the track and field, swimming, table tennis and taekwondo events.

The delegation set off for Manama on 26th June, where they immediately began adaptive training to familiarise themselves with the competition venues in order to achieve their best performance in the Games and strive for better results.
The opening ceremony - held in the Khalifa International Stadium on 29th June - was attended by all Macao delegates. The competitions officially ran from 30th June to 2nd July. Athletes from the Macao delegation strived for trophies in several competitions, winning one gold medal and one bronze medal in swimming, two silver medals in Ping-Pong, and one silver medal and one bronze medal in Taekwondo. The total tally of medals won in the 2010 Games were one gold medal, three silver medals and two bronze medals (see table below).

Category Trophy
Swimming Men’s 100M Breaststroke one gold medal
Men’s 50M Breaststroke one bronze medal
Table Tennis Men’s Doubles one silver medal
Women’s Doubles one silver medal
Taekwondo Men’s Taekwondo(29-32kg) one silver medal
Men’s Taekwondo(51-55kg) one bronze medal