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EuroGames 2020 Düsseldorf, Germany 

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Once a year the EGLSF celebrates a huge European gay sport event: EuroGames. Besides offering a high-quality sport event to the LGBTIQ sports community, EGLSF wishes to promote the following goals, also through the EuroGames:

  • fight against discrimination in sport regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity

  • stimulate integration in sport and emancipation of LGBTIQ athletes

  • enable and support the coming out of LGBTIQ athletes

  • support the founding of new LGBTIQ groups

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EGLSF on CAS Ruling on Women Track Athletes

Monday, May 13th, 2019 @ 9:37|0 Comments

Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) ruling on women track athletes

Discrimination is necessary. This is what the CAS ruling has decided. To level the playing field in women’s athletics it [...]

EGLSF board’s statement on progress of Rome EuroGames

Sunday, March 24th, 2019 @ 18:30|2 Comments

On March 17th the EGLSF Assembly passed a motion asking Rome EuroGames organisers to review certain aspects of their organisation in line with EGSLF quality assurance processes. This [...]

EGLSF backing Nilla Fischer film for Strong Is… initiative

Wednesday, August 29th, 2018 @ 14:45|0 Comments

In the run up to the Women's World Cup 2019 in France, the EGLSF is backing the launch of the UEFA Together WePlayStrong campaign, Strong Is… Nilla Fischer film. Strong Is ... is a [...]

EGLSF board’s statement on progress of Rome EuroGames

Sunday, March 24th, 2019 @ 18:30|2 Comments

On March 17th the EGLSF Assembly passed a motion asking Rome EuroGames organisers to review certain aspects of their organisation in line with EGSLF quality assurance processes. This [...]

EGLSF EuroGames – a strong future ahead

Monday, March 18th, 2019 @ 11:37|0 Comments

EGLSF is pleased to announce a strong future ahead for our annual European LGBTIQ multi-sport  tournament.

At the Annual General Assembly this year in Budapest, contracts were signed with Dusseldorf, Germany and [...]

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Freedom Bike Ride 2016

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016 @ 16:04|0 Comments

A friend of mine and me, we got off on the Vyborg Station. About 240 km lied ahead of us. Four days of hard cycling and unpredictable weather. At that [...]

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EGLSF at Women’s World Cup Football Diversity House

Thursday, June 13th, 2019 @ 14:54|0 Comments

EGLSF hosted two events at the Diversity House in Paris – set up by the Fare network in Paris for the FIFA Women's World Cup.

The first of these events was [...]

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EGLSF EuroGames – a strong future ahead

Monday, March 18th, 2019 @ 11:37|0 Comments

EGLSF is pleased to announce a strong future ahead for our annual European LGBTIQ multi-sport  tournament.

At the Annual General Assembly this year in Budapest, contracts were signed with Dusseldorf, Germany and [...]

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EGLSF Annual General Assembly Budapest 2019

Monday, March 18th, 2019 @ 11:00|0 Comments

The EGLSF Annual General Assembly, which took place in  Budapest on 15th-17th March, voted in a new co-President - Hugh Torrance. We welcome him and look forward to working with him. [...]

Next Events

Aug
23
Fri
all-day TiMM 2019
TiMM 2019
Aug 23 – Aug 25 all-day
TiMM 2019
TiMM (International tournament Montpellier Méditerranée) is a multi-sport LGBTQI+ event which takes place in Montpellier (south of France) with Badminton, Squash, Swimming, Volleyball, Women Football. It’s also a funny party on the saturday “ULtiMM” party and beach-volley on the sunday. Register now – follow us on facebook >> https://www.facebook.com/TIMMbyCdC/
Sep
6
Fri
all-day Barbie & Ken Cup
Barbie & Ken Cup
Sep 6 – Sep 8 all-day
Barbie & Ken Cup: that is the famous Volleyball-Event in Berlin. You can register your team for C, B-minus , or B-plus-Level. We are planning to have 20 teams in total. Depending on the level distribution of registered team, we possibly will split the teams in C, B-, and B+. We encourage B+ teams to participate!  Important notice: As we are very interested in applications from foreign teams, we reserve 2 places in each level for teams from abroad until March 31st 2019. In addition, we have an application restriction on Berlin teams: No more than 50% of the participating[...]
Sep
13
Fri
all-day Panteresports 2019
Panteresports 2019
Sep 13 – Sep 15 all-day
Panteresports 2019
From September 13th to 15th 2019, Panteres Grogues organises Panteresports, an annual multisports event in Barcelona. For 3 days you will be able to enjoy a little bit more of summer practicing sports and enjoying your spare time with more people like you. Soccer, basketball, volleyball, swimming, beach volley and paddle tennis will be the main event sports.
Sep
21
Sat
all-day GLLAM 19
GLLAM 19
Sep 21 all-day
GLLAM 19
GLLAM is back for 2019, last time we had over 300 swimmers from 15 countries enter and this year looks to be bigger than ever before! Get ready for a weekend of swimming, socials and celebration of LGBT inclusivity in sport. Once again, the event will take place in the iconic London Aquatic Centre, home of the London 2012 Olympic Games. Competition Date – Saturday 21st September Venue – London Aquatic Centre, Queen Elizabeth Park, Stratford Course – 50m Events – 50s, 100s of all strokes, 200 + 400 Freestyle, 200 IM. 4×50 Freestyle Relay. There will also be a[...]
Oct
3
Thu
all-day 15th German-Rainbow-Open
15th German-Rainbow-Open
Oct 3 – Oct 6 all-day
15th German-Rainbow-Open
The annual highlight of the Rainbowgolf season of entire EUROPE. It all started here in 2005. 2 x 18-hole tournaments on two of Germany’s most beautiful golf courses. We expect up to 150 golfing participants – it will be our 15th birthday, so a large party will be part of the multi days event: Get together at the golf A-ROSA Scharmützelsee Resort (1 hour drive from BERLIN), 2 days golf (18 holes each), 2 evening events (2 dinners, Award ceremony, 1 dance party), additional 9 holes charity tournament + farewell barbecue on Sunday Oct. 6th… All golf playing levels welcome.[...]
Oct
4
Fri
all-day LIVE Tournament – London
LIVE Tournament – London
Oct 4 – Oct 6 all-day
LIVE Tournament - London
Men Only Our 15 Year Anniversary – London International Volleyball Extravaganza This is our 15th tournament and we can’t wait for your team to be registered. London Spikers Knights Volleyball Club (LSKVC) invites you to the exciting Volleyball Tournament, LIVE – London International Volleyball Extravaganza. This Tournament takes place in London every year with players joining from all over the world. Please come and join us, whether you want to play volleyball or simply watch a match… We wish you have much fun and a good time during the tournament in London :)
Oct
12
Sat
all-day Copenhagen Halloween Volleyball ...
Copenhagen Halloween Volleyball ...
Oct 12 all-day
Copenhagen Halloween Volleyball Tournament
Every pumpkin’s dream on Halloween is to turn into a Jack-O-lantern! We make this possible with PAN Volley’s second edition of Copenhagen Halloween Volleyball Tournament! The date to remember is 12th October 2019! The tournament consists of 2 levels: B and C and is played with mix net height.  The registration for the tournament is already open and will close on the 1st of October. We can accommodate players in a limited number. Please let us know in the registration form. Register here: http://bit.do/panhal For any questions regarding registration, schedule, hosting, transportation, etc. just send a mail to volleytournament@panidraet.dk. More information will come soon. Take a look on our tournament[...]
Oct
31
Thu
all-day Antwerp Brilliant Games
Antwerp Brilliant Games
Oct 31 – Nov 3 all-day
Antwerp Brilliant Games
Dear friends, Good news! The Antwerp Brilliant Games are back with a 2nd and even bigger edition. The successful 1st edition in 2017 attracted over 850 athletes across 47 nationalities. ‘Experience sports without boundaries’ is the baseline of our inclusive tournament, including sensational social activities such as meet & greet, main party, brunch, guided tours, … The sports confirmed are: badminton cycling rugby (in collaboration with Straffe Ketten Brussels) squash swimming tennis (GLTA Masters)(tennis tournament starts already from 31 Oct) volleyball running hiking

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