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.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Student hosts welcome young athletes to Cleveland

A good profile from the Cleveland Plain Dealer of a student volunteer for the annual Continental Cups, an annual international youth sports festival organized by the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission, a lead partner in CSEC, the host of Gay Games 9 in 2014.

UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, Ohio -- Janna Pearson's experience studying abroad while in college makes her especially attuned to the estimated 500 international youth staying at John Carroll University for the International Youth Sports Festival this weekend. "I definitely want [the athletes] to see that America has a lot to offer and its culture," said Pearson, a host for the visiting athletes at the games, which end today.

While at Ashland University, Pearson studied abroad for six weeks in Mexico and for six months in Ecuador. She said she enjoyed exploring new cultures. Her eight years taking Spanish in school came in handy. And now she is translating what she learned into ways to help the visitors. "I want [the athletes] to have a really good time playing and exploring," she said. "It's like an adrenaline rush, knowing there could be an adventure lurking behind every corner."

Keep reading HERE.

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