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, March 12, 2012

Top Italian sprinter supports GaySportMed track meet in Marseille

A message from Giampiero Mancinelli, one of the organizers of the GaySportMed track meet:

Retired Italian sprinter Mario Longo, former European record holder of the 100m dash and the oldest man to run 60 meters under 7 seconds, is proud to support GaySportMed. And we’re so proud to have his support!

It all started on Facebook (of course!) even though I had seen him competing before (from way behind!) in a few indoor championships. To my invitation to come compete in Marseille and enjoy the natural beauties of the region, he replied: "I can’t, I’m not gay!" To this I had to explain that the idea behind GaySportMed is in fact to fight discrimination by doing sport together, gay and straight athletes. To which he managed to give me goose bumps by replying: "Non sarà semplice ma spero di esserci, nel caso non riuscissi ad esserci di persona,sappi che sarò li’ a correre con voi per questa causa almeno con lo spirito!" ("It won’t be easy, but I hope to make it there, and in the case I can’t, let it be known that I’ll be there running with you for this cause, at least in spirit!" That is Mario Longo! I had heard good things about him (not just on the track) from other Italian athletes in the past. And here’s a confirmation! In the hope to see him at the Luminy Stadium, here’s some more info on him from the IAAF.

More on GaySportMed HERE.

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