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.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Akron: sports city

Gay Games IX are not just about Cleveland: they're also taking place in neighborhing Akron, which will host women's softball and golf, among other events. Akron, like Cleveland, is a great city for sports and sports events.

Akron hosted the 2009 & 2010 National PONY (Protecting Our Nation’s Youth) Softball Championships at the iconic Firestone Stadium, welcoming more than 125 teams annually. Each year since 2005, Akron welcomes 550+ high school basketball teams from around the country for the annual King James (LeBron James) Shooting Stars Classic. Recent events have also included: Ohio Special Olympics, Boys of Summer Freedom Classic Showcase, Ohio High School State Softball Championships; Mid America MAC Tournament.

In addition to a broad spectrum of youth and amateur athletics, Akron is proud to host the World Golf Championships Bridgestone Invitational, All-American Soap Box Derby Championship, and the Road Runner Akron Marathon, which attracted 11,000+ U.S. and international runners.

In recognition for their efforts to position Greater Akron as an ideal sporting event destination, the Akron/Summit Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) received a 2011 SportsEvents Magazine Readers’ Choice Award for “Places to Watch in 2011.” This year also marks the Akron/Summit CVB’s 14th Top Destination Award from Facilities & Destinations Magazine – a particularly meaningful award bestowed by their readers. The Top Destination distinction recognizes Greater Akron’s commitment to providing exceptional service, the area’s flexibility/affordability and the myriad of cultural/entertainment options available to visitors.

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