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, May 25, 2012

Reykjavík will be awash with boys and girls in swimwear as the 2012 IGLA championship hits town

From GayStarNews:

Reykjavík in Iceland is gearing up for the 2012 International Gay and Lesbian Aquatics (IGLA) championship from 29 May to 2 June.

And despite being the world's most nothermost national capital, this gay-friendly city, complete with a lesbian prime minister, is guaranteeing a warm welcome.

Hundreds of competitors will travel from across the world to compete in swimming, water polo, diving, and synchronized swimming.

Formed by the LGBT aquatics clubs around the world, the concept of IGLA began to take shape in line with the development of the Gay Games in 1982.

Today IGLA is the world’s foremost international organization solely devoted to developing and promoting gay and lesbian swimming, water polo, diving, and synchronized swimming - promoting participation in aquatic sports among lesbians and gay men and maintaining high competitive standards for all major gay and lesbian aquatic events.

Shane Ewen, from Team New York Aquatics, is expecting this year’s IGLA event to make quite a splash in the small city of Reykjavik: ‘The fact that it is taking place in such a small country means it will be an event with a big impact.

'I've been talking with the organizers and the amount of support they have from the local community, including interest from the local media, is amazing.’

The Toronto Triggerfish water polo club will have one of the biggest presences in Reykjavik, with a delegation of three water polo teams.

For Triggerfish vice-president, James Mullen, this will be his third IGLA tournament: ‘Our best standing for water polo so far was a bronze in Denmark in 2009 - this year we’re hoping to place higher than that.’

However IGLA is not just for elite competitors - as New York’s Ewen explains: ‘IGLA has always been about participation - there is a full range of ability represented. In the past we have seen swimmers breaking Masters Swimming records. Just because we have a lot of fun, doesn't mean we don't take our sport seriously.’

Keep reading HERE.

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