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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
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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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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Today is National Girls and Women in Sports Day in USA

From the WNBA:

[More info HERE]

“Play, Believe, Achieve", is this year’s focus of the 25th annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day.

Since 1987, the special event has become the initial moment to celebrate the participation, success and accomplishments of female athletes.

The celebration brings together women and girls from different walks of life to share their passion and journeys in the world of athletics.

“Sports have always played a huge role in my life,” Washington Mystics’ Forward, Marissa Coleman said, “It has shown me the world, introduced me to some of my best friends, and taught me life lessons.”

The first event, held in 1987 in Washington, D.C., to honor Olympic volleyball star Flo Hyman, has developed into a nationwide day of celebration.

On February 2, 2011, thousands plan to gather on Capitol Hill to honor National Girls and Women in Sports Day (NGWSD) with professional athletes throughout the 50 states, including the WNBAs’ Washington Mystics and head coach, Trudi Lacey, uniting for the cause.

“The 25th anniversary of NGWSD has provided me and many others opportunities that we only dreamed about,” Lacey said, “The day represents all the people whose shoulders I and many others stand; a tremendous sacrifice was made to give women & girls the chance to participate in sports.”

Female sports icons are still playing a major part in overcoming difficult circumstances and these role models understand the importance of the celebration.

Leaders and volunteers plan to lobby on Capitol Hill and network with advocates from all five Coalition organizations; Girl Scouts of the USA, Girls Incorporated, the National Association for Girls and Women in Sport, National Women's Law Center, and the Women's Sports Foundation.

With the community’s help, sports educators, coaches, athletic directors, recreation directors, association members, sponsors, students, and parents across the country will show their support.

18 years of NGWSD celebrations have acknowledged the past, recognized current sports achievements and celebrated the move toward equality and access for women in sports.

“This day has provided me, and many others, opportunities that we only dreamed about,” Coach Lacey said, “I take a personal pledge to do my part so that other women and girls have even a greater experience than I have had.”

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