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.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Eurout report on Gay Games VIII cheerleading competition

A look back at Eurout's coverage of Gay Games VIII, with this report on the cheerleading competition:

So to get to see the cheerleading, live, right in front of my eyes was almost like one of my secret little dreams come true. Cheerleaders from San Francisco, New York and LA all gathered at Neumarkt for yet another Gay Games, but this year was different for them because this time they actually had a tournament too, but not before giving an unforgettable show the day before.

It was quite spectacular! The display of athletics and sportsmanship was very much a part of this and it was every bit as exciting as I imagined it would be. When I try to pinpoint what I like best about it, I decided it was the way the spectators are completely drawn in. At one point I looked around me and they too were chanting and cheering and clapping their hands like they were every bit a part of the display, just as much as the gymnasts themselves. The energy from the squad rippled through the crowds and people were just drawn to the stage from all around. So much so that I made a mental note to arrive earlier the next day for good viewing opportunities, and good thing I did because it seemed as if word had spread about how electric they had been and the audience had more than doubled. Not even the near monsoon sent people away and they just stood and cheered and got soaked right until the results came through.

Read the full post HERE.

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