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, March 30, 2012

FAQ / How many people participate in the Gay Games?

From our series of answers to Frequently Asked Questions:

How many people participate in the Gay Games?

Since 1994, each Gay Games has drawn 10,000-12,000 participants, figures comparable to the Summer Olympics. The Gay Games are one of the world's largest amateur athletic events, and the largest event open to all adults.
  • Gay Games VIII in Cologne in 2010 attracted some 10,000 participants from about 70 countries. 
  • Gay Games VII in Chicago in 2006 attracted 11,500 participants from 70 countries. 
  • Gay Games VI in Sydney Australia in 2002 attracted 12,100 participants. .
It is difficult to estimate the number of visitors and spectators attracted by the Gay Games, but it clearly represents thousands more in addition to the registered participants, along with hundreds of volunteers from the local community.

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