World Children's Games opening ceremony was held in Ankara Sport Hall

The ceremony took place with the participation of 90 countries and 3000 children yesterday 7 p.m in the evening.

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Minister of State in charge of Sports, Faruk Nafiz Ozak, Ankara Governor Aladdin Yuksel, Ankara Mayor Melih Gökçek joined the opening ceremony and they gave inaugural speeches.

The opening ceremony started with music and laser shows and then, all the countries carried out to march one by one. At the end of the ceremony, the torch was lit for the tournament. The children from 90 countries dance altogether at the end of the show.


Comment Guidelines: The SportsTG Network is made up of players, families and passionate sports followers like you who have a strong opinion about sport. That's great - we want you to have your say and share your thoughts with the world. However, we have a few rules that you must follow to keep it fun for all. Please don't be rude, abusive, swear or vilify others. Apart from some pretty serious sport sanctions, we also can ban you and report you if things get out of hand. So play fair and have fun, and thanks for your contribution.

Download the Optus MySport Scoreboard

Photo Gallery


Ankara 2011
1 Romania 14
2 Turkey 14
3 Montenegro 13
4 Germany 12
5 Mali 11
6 Estonia 11
7 I R IRAN 11
8 England 11
9 Kazakhstan 11
10 Russia 11
11 Belarus 10
12 Azerbaijan 9
13 Lebanon 8
14 Qatar 8
15 Czech Republic 7
16 United Arab Emirates 7