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.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

The Avengers" director loved Cleveland's warm welcome

Cleveland not only stood in for NYC, it also hosted shots set in Germany
From Cleveland.com:

How many cities in America would be willing to lock down a major thoroughfare for weeks, reroute thousands of commuters and ignite multiple explosions in the heart of downtown?

It only took one.

Cleveland embraced the filming of "Marvel's The Avengers" last summer with celebratory glee, contributing hundreds of crew members, extras and onlookers. When the $220 million action movie opens nationwide Friday, we'll finally see what the fuss was all about. In 3-D.
Shutting down a chunk of East Ninth Street and other parts of town for fierce fights featuring Thor and Captain America was just part of the film's massive Cleveland invasion.

"It was absolutely extraordinary for us, the amount of cooperation and enthusiasm in Cleveland," said writer-director Joss Whedon. "We had a wonderful time, enjoyed extraordinarily good locations and some really good restaurants. Everybody welcomed us so much, and said, 'Come to our fair city, and blow it up.' "
Whedon and company shot the film's biggest action scenes here. "We ate at Lola a bunch. That was great," he said. "And we rocked out at the Velvet Dog." They also poked around Little Italy and the museums in University Circle. Sometimes the locations were ridiculously convenient. After shooting a lengthy Stuttgart, Germany, sequence on Public Square, the actors were mere steps from the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel.

"That was wonderful," said Whedon. "People could finish up the night shoot, and then their room was right there. They were literally standing outside their own hotel, even though it had a German name slapped on it." Whedon stayed at the Ritz-Carlton.

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