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, September 30, 2011

Federation of Gay Games to present talk at Play the Game conference

Find the Play the Game 2011 website with more information, photos, video, program, etc. HERE.

PLAY THE GAME 2011: Bringing change to the heart of sport
German Sport University, Cologne, Germany
3-6 October 2011

The Federation of Gay Games, represented by VP for External Affairs Marc Naimark, will be participating in Play the Game, an international conference on change in sport, to be held from 3 to 6 October 2011 at the German Sport University in Sportpark Muengersdorf, which participants in Gay Games VIII will remember as the main sports hub.

The topic of the talk is "Participation, Inclusion, and Personal Best: How the Gay Games strive to include women and transgender athletes", and will be part of a session entitled "Transgender Challenges". Also speaking in that session will be Honorata Jakubowska on the topic "Gender (division) troubles in sports", and Zeljko Blace of FGG member organization qSport Croatia, who will speak on "QueerSport: tension between sport normativity and queer expression".

View conference sessions online: 

For the seventh time Play the Game will gather stakeholders in sport to join the discussion on essential issues in world sport at the world communication conference Play the Game 2011 - bringing change to the heart of sport. Play the Game 2011 is organised in cooperation with the German Sport University in Cologne, Germany. Many topics from the international sports agenda will be up for debate on Play the Game 2011 from 3-6 October.

If you are unable to attend Play the Game, you still have the opportunity to follow the plenary debates and presentations through live streaming from the conference on our streaming page and after they take place with video on demand. Some parallel sessions will also be available after the conference as audio or video on demand.

The full schedule, for which sessions will be live-streamed including possible changes in the programme, is shown on the streaming page of the conference.

Watch Play the Game 2011 live.

Most presentations from the speakers will also be available for download the day after the presentation is scheduled and pictures from the conference will be uploaded continuously on Flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/play_the_game/) and the conference website.
The following sessions are scheduled to be streamed live during the conference:

Monday 3 October:13.00-16.15: Opening Session: Play the Game 2011 - Changing the Heart of Sport
16.30-18.30: Plenary session: Match Fixing - the biggest single threat to sport?
20.00-20.40: Main theme session: Volleygate
20.40-21.45: Main theme session: The Middle East on the Move

Tuesday 4 October:9.00-11.45: Plenary session: Chasing the White Elephants - Mega-events for the Public Good
14.15-16.40: Plenary session: Fair Play, Fair Pay: How to create growth in grass root sport

Wednesday 5 October:9.00-10.55: Main theme session: Little Difference, Huge Impact: The Gender Challenge to Sport
11.00-12.45: Main theme session: The intersex challenge to sport?
14.00-16.40: Plenary Session: WADA reforms - which changes are most urgent in anti-doping policies?

Thursday 6 October:10.50-12.45: Change in Sport Day - part 1: Symptoms and diagnosis
15.30-18.20: Change in Sport Day - part 2: Finding the cure
18.20: Closing session

See more on the individual sessions in the conference programme.

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