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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.

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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.

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17-20 January 2013
Sin City Shootout
Las Vegas
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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.

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Friday, November 18, 2011

More calls for resignation of Sepp Blatter

From the Toronto Globe and Mail:

With his organization still reeling from corruption allegations, FIFA president Sepp Blatter faced calls for his resignation Thursday after saying racial abuse on the soccer field could be settled by a handshake and quickly forgotten.

The comment in television interviews Wednesday drew outrage across soccer. British Prime Minister David Cameron called Blatter’s suggestion “appalling,” while the country’s sports minister urged Blatter to leave “for the sake of the game.” The European Union described his remedy for racism as “completely unacceptable.”

Former Manchester United and English national team player Andrew Cole wrote in a newspaper column that Blatter was “clueless” and an “out-of-touch buffoon.”

Blatter’s latest gaffe follows previous verbal missteps such as suggesting that female players should wear tighter shorts, and gay fans should refrain from having sex at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, where homosexual acts are illegal.

Blatter managed to further discredit FIFA just weeks after he won some praise for promising to confront allegations of financial wrongdoing by senior colleagues as part of reforms following damaging allegations of bribery, vote-rigging and ticket scams.

The 75-year-old Swiss official sparked a furor in England, where authorities are investigating two allegations of racial abuse involving Liverpool and Chelsea players in Premier League games.

“This is the latest episode that calls into question whether this man should be the head of world football,” British sports minister Hugh Robertson said. “For the sake of the game, he should go.”

Cameron said “now is not the time for complacency” in the campaign to stamp out racism.

“It’s appalling to suggest that racism in any way should be accepted as part of the game,” Cameron said in a statement. “A lot of work has gone into ridding racism from all aspects of our society, including football.”


If Blatter did resign, FIFA rules require that his senior vice-president, Julio Grondona of Argentina, take over until a likely election at the next congress, scheduled for May in Budapest, Hungary. Grondona, who is 80 and has led Argentina’s soccer federation since 1979, sparked controversy in 2003 when he said Jewish men could not be top-level referees because they “don’t like hard work.”

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