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.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Matthew Mitcham performs well at Olympic warm-up event

From the Sydney Morning Herald's report on Gay Games Ambassador Matthew Mitcham's performance at a test event at the diving pool to be used at the 2012 Olympics:

Matthew Mitcham has taken a shine to the diving venue for the London Olympics after coming to grips with its quirks.

The Beijing champion in the 10m showed that he would be a contender at the London Games by impressing in qualifying at the test event.

In only his second international competition in ten months, he was fourth on 498.80 points and within sight of Chinese pace-setter Lin Yue (519.80).

He said his first competitive outing at the Olympic aquatics centre was a major confidence booster some five months out from the main event.

"I exceeded my expectations which is nice," he said.

"I was expecting to come like 15th so to come fourth after expecting 15th is a massive surprise to me."

Mitcham, who has had a horrible run with injuries over the past 18 months, said it had taken him time to adapt to the Olympic venue this week.

"I have been trying to adjust to the pool, there are a few different things to get used too," he said.

Keep reading HERE.

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