Featured events

7-9 September 2012
Brussels Games

Brussels Gay Sports will offer a weekend of fun and fairplay in the capital of Europe, with volleyball, swimming, badminton, and tennis, as well as fitness and hiking.

Learn more HERE.
26-28 October 2012
Bern, Switzerland

The success of the first edition of the QueergamesBern proved the need for an LGBT multisport event in Switzerland. This year will be even bigger, with badminton, bowling, running, walking, floorball.

Learn more HERE.
17-20 January 2013
Sin City Shootout
Las Vegas
The 7th Sin City Shootout will feature softball, ice hockey, tennis, wrestling, basketball, dodgeball, bodybuilding and basketball.

Learn more HERE.

13-16 June 2013
IGLFA Euro Cup
After this year's edition in Budapest at the EuroGames, the IGLFA Euro Cup heads to Dublin for 2013, hosted by the Dublin Devils and the Dublin Phoenix Tigers.

Learn more HERE.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Cologne's Excorner Bar gets ready for the Gay Games

I've been to Cologne 5 times in the past few years and some of the greatest fun I've had has been at the Excorner Bar. When the Chicago 2006 team first traveled to Cologne in 2005 for an FGG Annual Meeting, Excorner's owner Dieter made sure the Chicagoans always had a glass of Kölsch in our hands ... except when he sent us shots, including one round on fire. And yes, he and his staff keep track of everyone's orders on yellow post-it notes with dozens of them stuck up around the bar all night long. I wonder if they'll be able to keep up with thousands more people in town.

Everytime I go back to Cologne I make sure to stop in at Excorner and say hello to Dieter. Excorner is kind of like a gay "Cheers" (for Americans familiar with the TV sitcom). The crowd is mostly men and a nice of mix of all types. Excorner is in Cologne's famous "Bermuda Triangle," an area of the city with several fun gay bars. It's at the top of Excorner's "corner" entrance that you'll find one of the Gay Games Cologne countdown clocks, slowly ticking down the days, hours and minutes to the Gay Games - now less than 6 days away. Excorner has been a supporter of Cologne 2010 from the very beginning.

You can tell the guys at Excorner have gotten into the Gay Games spirit. They have a great animated website, and they've got a special animated splash page up just for us. View the website, not just the photo here, for the full effect. Prost (Cheers)!

Schaafenstrasse 57 - 59 Köln
Right next to Rudolfplatz, one of the Gay Games villages

Kevin Boyer
Chicago 2006 Organizer & Cologne 2010 Participant

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