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, June 25, 2012

Chris Morgan takes new world title

Congratulations to Gay Games Ambassador Chris Morgan!

Chris Morgan, the current Gay Games Powerlifting champion has this weekend won his fifth world championship title.

He was lifting in the World Deadlift Championships held in Autun, France where he made lifts of 202.5 kg followed by 220 kg and then 240 kg to win the World Open title in the 82.5-kg class.

Speaking about the competition, Chris said:

‘I’m delighted to have won my fifth world championship title here in France this weekend. This is the first time in my fourteen-year career that I’ve held British Open, European Open, World Open and Gay Games titles all at the same time. This special moment seems ironic considering that only two weeks ago I almost decided not to compete at all due to a series of injuries’.

‘It was only when viewing an old photograph of the opening ceremony of the London Olympics in 1948 that I changed my mind. The photograph carried the words that sometimes the important thing in the Olympic Games is not the winning, but the taking part. The essential thing in life is not conquering, but fighting well’

‘This year we all have an amazing opportunity to participate in sports in some way through the Olympic experiences that are happening around us. Even if you are not competing in the Olympic games there is in fact a way which you can contribute to an equal fairer sports community for all of us’.

‘I’d like to remind you about the UK Government Charter for action against homophobia and transphobia in sports. If you haven't yet signed the charter, please visit the Facebook page [facebook/lgbtsportscharter] or send a message of support to sportscharter@geo.gsi.gov.uk

You'll find a short TV news report (in French) on the competition HERE.

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