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.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Team Chicago at Gay Games VIII ranked second LGBT sports news of the year

Here's Ross Forman's ranking of the top LGBT sports news in Chicago and nationwide for 2010. He ranks Gay Games VIII second. What do you think?

1. Brent Sopel and the Stanley Cup join the Chicago Gay Hockey Association (CGHA) float in the annual Chicago Pride Parade.

2. Gay Games VIII is held in Cologne, Germany, and about 125 Chicagoans participate.

3. The AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) launches Team To End AIDS (T2), an endurance-training program for marathons and triathlons. About 225 T2 runners complete the annual Bank of America Chicago Marathon in October, and about $700,000 was raised for AFC by T2 runners.

4. Diversity wins: Club Escape Phoenix won the C2 Division of the annual Chicago Metropolitan Sports Association (CMSA) Open Division softball league. Club Escape is one of the only South Side sponsors for a CMSA softball team, and the team is league's only predominantly African-American team—14 African Americans, three whites and one Hispanic.

5. Shawn Albritton elected new president of CMSA, replacing Marcia Hill.

Keep reading HERE.

1 comment:

Kevin Boyer said...

There are a lot of great stories on this list. Glad to see Ross included the loss of three athletes from our local community also. All passed way before their time. Chicago LGBT sports continues to be one of the most important elements of our local LGBT community here; big before we hosted the 2006 Gay Games, but definitely boosted to the stratosphere afterward. Glad to see Gay Games in Cologne as #2 and have to say that I agree with #1 - Stanley Cup in the Pride Parade was amazing.