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, April 23, 2012

30 May 2012 / IGLA 2012 will be the largest international LGBT in Iceland, ever

IGLA Championships
Iceland’s largest gathering of international LGBT, ever.

The first weekend in June sees the biggest international LGBT event ever organized in Iceland! The IGLA Championship is hosted by queer sports club Styrmir in co-operation with the Icelandic Swimming Association, the City of Reykjavík, the Icelandic Ministry of Culture and Sports, and queer travel experts Pink Iceland.

The 2012 championships of FGG member organization International Gay and Lesbian Aquatics will be held from 30 May 30 to 2 June. Up to 800 participants are scheduled to arrive from all over the world to compete in swimming, water polo, synchronized swimming and diving. Organizers expect the event to be the largest international aquatics competition ever held in the country.
Host club Stymir at Gay Games VIII in Cologne

The Championship is sponsored by both the City of Reykjavík and the Ministry of Culture and Sports. The mayor of Reykjavík is scheduled to make an appearance, and if his past behaviour is anything to go by it is likely he’ll show up in drag to show his support.

Business Traveller Magazine voted Reykjavik on of its top five ‘Cities To Swim In’ in 2009 due to the unique culture and attitude to the sport. Iceland is a volcanic island and geothermal water is both plentiful and cheap. Pretty much every town in the country has its own geothermally heated outdoor pool open to the public all year round.

Swimming in Iceland is more than a sport, its a way of life.

For further information on the activities, lodging, flights and registration visit www.igla2012.org.

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