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.

Friday, October 15, 2010

ESSEC/Agora du sport panel on sport and business

Earlier this month, FGG sports officer Marc Naimark attended a panel discussion organized by French business school ESSEC and the Agora du sport on the theme of sport and business.

Those speaking on the panel included Vincent Prolongeau, CEO of Pepsico France and president of progressive business organization Entreprise et Progrès, Bernard Laporte, former junior minister for sport, Didier Besseyre, president of both the French and European Federations for Company Sport, Antoine Mindjimba, a manager at Ernst & Young and a former professional hockey player, as well as Professor Thierry Lardinoit and Magali Tezenas du Montcel from the ESSEC.

Among the themes covered was that of sport as a tool for inclusion, raised by Vincent Prolongeau, and an opposition between competitive sport, which was described as exclusionary, and participatory sport and physical activity, which was more desirable within companies. Marc countered that there were many competitive sporting events that respect the principle of sport for all and inclusion, including, of course, the Gay Games (or for that matter, the events organized by the organizations represented by Didier Besseyre).

Contacts made should prove useful for the FGG and/or the FSGL. The main Agora du sport will take place at the Rolland Garros tennis center this January.

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