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.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Progress report on a single quadrennial event in 2018 (1QE 2018)

1QE 2018 - Update - July 2011
The following is an update on the progress of the 1QE 2018 Working Group.

The overall goal of the 1QE 2018 Working Group is to prepare the RFP (Request for Proposal) Document to be used by potential 1QE 2018 bidders. Since December, 2010, the FGG and GLISA International Co-Presidents met various times via teleconference to set up an initial meeting schedule and project plan. The full 1QE Working Group first met for the first time on 29 January 2011, and several meetings have been held since. Targeted discussions have taken place on the following topics: Overall Vision, Governance, Event Name, Sports, Culture, Human Rights, and Ceremonies.

2011 Civil Courage Award from Berlin Pride
On 26 June 2011, the Co-Presidents of FGG and GLISA International were awarded the 2011 Civil Courage Award by the Berlin Pride organization for their work on 1QE 2018. As stated in Berlin, we humbly accepted this award as a call to action to continue our work together for 1QE in 2018 and beyond.

Next Steps
The preliminary timeline below reflects the 1QE Working Group’s goal of presenting a draft RFP in September to the members of both organizations for initial review. The aim is to have Board and membership approval by end October 2011 and to publish the final 2018 RFP on websites and blogs.

Preliminary Timeline - subject to change
The following timeline outlines the target dates for deliverables to members and stakeholders.

Target DateAction
11/2011Publish 2018 RFP to public websites and blogs
03/2012Deadline for Letter of Intent from 2018 Bidders
09-11/2012 (TBD)Information Session for 2018 Bidders
01/2013Deadline to submit 2018 Bid
03/2013Short List of Bidders established
06/2013Site Inspections
09/20132018 Bidder Presentations & Vote to select 2018 Host

Updates to the 1QE 2018 process will be published on a regular basis.
For any questions, contact: info-1qe-2018@googlegroups.com.


zeljko blace said...

I am happy to read of such intense communication and impressive amount of work already initiated in first six months. I hope you will maintain the speed and focus as well as be productive and persistent in informing us.

You are obviously highly committed individuals and I hope community appreciates that and actively engages with the process.

Best wishes and keep up the good work - Zeljko

Erico Santos said...

Greetings from Brazil.
We are very happy with the proper conduct of proceedings of the XX Group to organize a single event quadrianual because we Latinos have great difficulty in participating in an event every four years then participate in two events is more difficult. We are sure that this process will be resolved well in advance and we know that Brazil has a great interest in submitting an application and arrange GayGames in 2018. We will do everything possible to bring the first GayGames for Latin America.

A big hug.

Erico Santos
CDG Brasil
Brazilian GLS Sport Committee