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, January 24, 2012

Looking ahead to IGLA 2012 in Reykjavik

From the latest issue of Wet Notes, the newsletter of FGG member organization International Gay and Lesbian Aquatics:

We look forward to welcoming you to the 2012 IGLA championships in Reykjavík Iceland. We proudly invite you to the coolest capital in world for fantastic championships from 30th of May to 2nd of June. Experience unique nature and enjoy local hospitality as well as a top standard competition on the roof of the world. Prepare yourself for a new experience in our fantastic geothermal pools and some serious fun and activities lined up for the championship.

The IGLA Championships in Reykjavik at the end of May 2012 will coincide with Reykjavik Arts Festival, which is one of Northern Europe's the oldest and most respected arts festivals. The purpose of the Festival is to promote Icelandic and international culture in all fields of art. The programs offer a range of concerts, theatre performances, exhibitions, dance and opera. In combination with its focus on Icelandic culture, past and present, the Festival has hosted many outstanding international artists and performers, for example Amadou & Mariam, San Francisco Ballet, Goran Brecovic and Pavarotti.

The swimming competition as well as the water polo will be held in a 50 meter indoor pool in Laugardalur, and swum in ten lanes. All events will be conducted according to the IGLA Championship rules as well as FINA rules. Heats will be seated according to age groups. However, all heats will be filled. The coaches meeting will be held in the morning and warm up will start at 8.00. The outdoor pool will be available for warm-ups and cool-downs during the whole competition. As well as the hot tubs and the water slide.

The 25m meter charismatic indoor swimming pool will be perfect for hosting the diving and synchronized swimming. The pool is situated down town Reykjavik and was built in 1937. It includes private changing facilities, two outdoor hot tubs and a steam bath. It is a bright and friendly facility loaded with history and character. This gorgeous pool is a testimony of Iceland's most prestigious Icelandic architect, Guðjón Samúelsson who also created the National Theatre building and main building of University of Iceland. The pool was Iceland´s first indoor pool and a great ...for a community that wasn´t so keen on taking regular baths.

The IGLA 2012 calendar is full of great events! The championships start on the morning of May 30th and the Opening Party is in the famous Blue Lagoon that same night. IGLA's partner Pink Iceland offers daily tours during the whole week. The Pink Tours are specially put together for IGLA guests and will therefore be very queer, fun and fabulous.

We look forward to seeing you all in Reykjavik!

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