The latest news of the ICO
Sixth edition of the ICO Nations Cup competition’s Final tournament was played this weekend in Slovenian capital-of-beer city Laško. Four nations – France, Slovakia, Czech Republic and Slovenia – were battling for the glory and it was Czech Republic that took the winner’s trophy home.
Czech Open (1000 pts) welcomed 203 players from 15 nations (Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Poland, Hungary, Serbia, Croatia, Belgium, Germany, Russia, Latvia, Lithuania, Ukraine, Sweden, Switzerland). Masters was played on 13 courts for adult categories (Saturday from 3 p.m. 19 courts) and 12 courts for younger categories on Sunday. The lunch and refreshments was prepared for all players. Semifinal and final matches had head empires and line empires. Winner in each category received the medal, a cup, protein from tournament sponsor WE FOOD and the crossminton racket BLADE PM. For the finalists and semifinalists the medals and protein were prepared. In Open Division and Female players won price money.
Brno hosted the Youth European Championship 2018 at the end of September. 42 players from 11 nations (Czech, Slovak, Hungary, Latvia, Germany, Serbia, Slovenia, Croatia, Belgium, Lithuania, Poland) were fighting for European titles in 5 categories. The tournament was played on 10 crossminton courts in a Tennis and Badminton sports arena Sprint in Brno, Czech Republic.
196 participants from 15 different nations battled for medals in 13 categories. The nation with the most gold medals was Czech Republic, with gold in the following Open Division, Open Double, Female single and Female U18.
The tournament was played on 15 crossminton courts, all under the same roof in a big handball arena at Skien Fritidspark, the greatest area for sport facilities in all of Norway. Most of the players used the Accommodation At Fritidsparken hotel, just 100 meters away from the courts.
The International Crossminton Organisation - ICO (Former International Speed Badminton Organisation - ISBO) is committed to advancing the competitive and recreational sport of crossminton. ICO looks to both constantly develop, and manage all international tournaments, establishing official guidelines and standards world-wide. Furthermore ICO promotes the recreational sport as well as the founding of further national federations.
The ICO was founded the 25th of August 2011 in advanced of the ISBO Azimut Hotels Speedminton® World Championships in speed badminton in Berlin, Germany. Since 2016 the sport SPEED BADMINTON is called CROSSMINTON.
Every national federation, association or sports club, recognizing the ICO Statutes and supporting the ICO objectives, can become a member of the organisation.
The activity of the ICO based mainly on volunteer work and support.
All registered members have the opportunity to participate in events and games organized by the ICO.
Furthermore they are entitled to participate in the Assembly Delegates, which is the highest institution of the ICO. The executive institution of the ICO is the Opens internal link in current windowExecutive Board, which is responsible for the general and current management of the federation.
The ICO pursues for recognition by international umbrella sports organizations e.g. IOC.
2017 over 75 ICO tournaments were hosted world-wide! Nearly 6500 players took part on official tournaments, with an average of 86 players per tournament!
Pursuing exclusively and directly charitable intentions
Promotion, organisation and development of the sport crossminton worldwide
Establishing a game operation with international tournaments consistent, accepted rules
Promotion of the youth and school sports