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, June 15, 2012

Greg Louganis mentoring Olympic diving hopefuls

Gay Star News interviews Gay Games Ambassador Greg Louganis on his work with US Olympic divers:

American divers have failed to win any Olympic medals in the last two Summer Games and won just one in 2000.

So who better to motivate them than the man who has won more diving medals in US history: Greg Louganis.

Louganis, winner of two golds as the 1984 Games in Los Angeles, two gold at the 1988 Games in Seoul, and a silver at the 1976 Games in Montreal when he was still in high school, was brought in by US Diving in 2010 as an athlete mentor to the Olympic hopefuls.

He will be at the 2012 Games in London hoping to see some of the younger Americans make it to the winner's podium.

'I'm just hoping it's not too little too late because two years is not much time to prepare because preparation for an Olympic Games, it's really a lifetime endeavor,' he admits. 'You really are committed and it's an entire process.'

While his presence is welcomed by the athletes, Louganis says he has not felt the same embrace from all of the coaches.

'It's been a little challenging with the coaches,' he says. 'The divers have been very accepting. The coaches feel threatened in some way. I don't know why. But I'm not coaching, I'm not a coach. I'm a mentor.'

Keep reading HERE.


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