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.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Tom Waddell Award winner shortlisted for SportAccord "Spirit of Sport" award

From SportAccord, news that 2006 Tom Waddell Award winner Lydia La Riviere Zijdel has been shortlisted for their "Spirit of Sport" awards. Congraulations and good luck to a worthy nominee!

The ‘Spirit of Sport’ Awards were created to commend the commitment and humanitarian spirit of SportAccord Members who have made an exceptional and lasting contribution to using sport as a tool for positive social change. The 2011 individual and project awards will be unveiled at the SportAccord General Assembly to take place on 8 April 2011 in London.

The 2011 Individual Spirit of Sport Award will honour an individual for his/her outstanding contribution to sport and society.


Mr. Fernando Aguerre, International Surfing Association (ISA)

Mr. Aguerre has dedicated his life to the development of surfing around the world. Since 1994, when he was elected President of the ISA, Fernando has been instrumental in expanding the sport to over 65 nations, for obtaining IOC recognition, and for launching several development programmes.

Ms. Lydia la Riviere Zijdel, International Aikido Federation (IAF)

As an elite wheelchair martial artist, Lydia has opened up the world of persons with disabilities to the art of self defence, with a special emphasis on developing countries to enhance the abilities and motivation of persons with disabilities to become involved in sports and physical activities.

Mr. Erwin Lauterwasser, Fédération Internationale de Ski (FIS)

As part of his lifelong engagement for the sport of skiing and the environment, Erwin Lauterwasser has served in the role of FIS Environmental Advisor since 1997. Mr. Lauterwasser has worked hard to establish FIS as a pioneer among the international federations in the area of the environment and sustainability.
For further information on the three shortlisted nominees, please click here.

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