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, November 8, 2011

Deutche Welle interview of Jamaican track athlete at Gay Games VIII

Deutsche Welle looked at the experience of a Jamaican athlete at Gay Games VIII:

Deutsche Welle spoke to a Gay Games track athlete from Jamaica, one of the most homophobic places on earth. He said despite criticism that the Gay Games segregate gay and lesbian athletes, the event is still important.

As the shot rang out in the stadium, three men took off in the first heat of the 200 meter qualifiers, age group 45 to 49, at the eighth quadrennial Gay Games in Cologne. Seconds after the start, James had already taken the lead and he eventually crossed the finish line well ahead of his opponents.

"He is our personal Usain Bolt in Cologne, 29.05 seconds," shouted the announcer to a cheering audience.

James, whose name has been changed to protect his anonymity, is from Jamaica, the sprinting capital of the world. He later told Deutsche Welle it was his fastest 200-meter time ever.

Athletes line up on track at Gay GamesTrack is a popular event at the games

James started doing track and field about 10 years ago when his cholesterol and blood pressure were causing health problems. Now well into his 40s, he said he likes the challenges track presents.

"You're always testing yourself, you're always trying to do better or trying to maintain the level that you're at," he said. "So it's a good way to measure your progress and your fitness and how well you're aging."

Keep reading HERE.

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