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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Thursday, January 6, 2011

Sport England to invest in women's participation in sport

From InsideTheGames.biz:

January 6 - Sport England today revealed that a number of projects for women will benefit from £10 million ($15 million) in National Lottery funding in order to tackle the huge gender gap in the country.

The targeted investment will support 20 carefully selected projects to get more women from disadvantaged communities and those caring for children playing sport as part of the drive to deliver a mass participation legacy from the London 2012 Games.

Jennie Price, chief executive of Sport England, said: "For many women with children or those managing a tight budget, sport – and time to themselves - can slip down the list of priorities.

"The projects we're funding today have asked local women what is stopping them from getting involved and what sports interest them, before coming up with an offer that is appealing and accessible."

Figures published by Sport England in December revealed the size of the gender gap in sport and showed that at present, one in eight (2.761 million) women regularly play sport in England.

While this has increased significantly in the past five years, it still trails behind men's participation, with one in five (4.176 million) taking part.

Women from disadvantaged communities play even less sport, with less than one in ten women taking part.

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