The tradition of the Friendship Games
can be traced back many years, but its origin is usually forgotten. The first Friendship Games took place in 1980 and were graced by the presence of SCCS, CCS, ACS. (AISB was not established yet). The extraordinary idea of consolidating such an event as the Friendship Games was brought from Pakistan by Mr. Herm Penland of ACS. The sports that were originally played were girls’ and boys’ track and field, boy’s soccer, and boy’s and girl’s basketball; it was not until 1998 that girl’s soccer and boy’s volleyball were added to this event. Chess and Knowledge Bowl were included in 2017. Hosting venues rotate every year between the participant schools.