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EuroGames 2020 Düsseldorf, Germany 

EuroGames 2021 Copenhagen, Denmark

EuroGames 2022 Nijmegen, Netherlands

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 Project “CEEYOUSPORT”

Monday, September 16th, 2019 @ 19:04|0 Comments

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 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. [...]

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all-day 13th Gay German Open 2020 – A GL...
13th Gay German Open 2020 – A GL...
Jan 2 – Jan 5 all-day
13th Gay German Open 2020 - A GLTA Masters Series Event
A GLTA sanctioned and GLTA Masters Series Tournament in 2020. Will be organized for the 13th time and the 5th time Indoors at TESPO Sportpark & Hotel in Kaarst/Germany with 12 Indoor Courts. Level Open, A, B, C and D in Men´s Singles and Doubles, incl. consolation in Singles and Doubles as a Fast-4-Event.
Mar
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all-day Bristol Swifts Cup 2020
Bristol Swifts Cup 2020
Mar 7 – Mar 8 all-day
Bristol Swifts Cup 2020
  Bristol Swifts Badminton Club (formerly Bristol LGBT Badminton Club) will be hosting their first International LGBT Badminton Tournament on the 7th and 8th March 2020 in Bristol, UK. Friday 6th March – Welcome drinks/early registration Saturday 7th March – Tournament from 8am Sunday 8th March – Tournament from 8am, After party and medal ceremony from 8pm Monday 9th March – Brunch The tournament will be followed from the 11th-15th March by the HSBC BWF World Tour Super 1000 Yonex All England. For those who wish to stay on in the UK to enjoy the tournament of the best players[...]
Apr
10
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all-day 29th Bunny Tournament
29th Bunny Tournament
Apr 10 – Apr 13 all-day
29th Bunny Tournament
29th Bunny Tournament takes place from Good Friday to Easter Monday (10 – 13 April, 2020) we will heartily welcome you in Germany’s most beautiful city Hamburg, make you shed some calories on the playing field, celebrate your success with a glamourous award ceremony and gala dinner, go out clubbing afterwards and finish off the weekend with a tasty brunch. Sign up now!
all-day GaySportMed 6
GaySportMed 6
Apr 10 – Apr 13 all-day
GaySportMed 6
Friday, April 10, 2020 17h-0:00 – sports Home Village on the course Estienne of Orves : in partnership with The Polikarpov , The Gramophone, Simonelli Glacier The sharp and Bistro Clock. Associations Lounge : CEL, Flag, Aids, The Other Circle Refuge, SOS Homophobia, Transat, etc. Entertainment: Raffle (Profits donated to associations on the village) s pectacle led by Marie-Jeanne theater, band and DJ. Saturday, April 11, 2020 8h-18h30 – the first day of competition:  Badminton mixed doubles & singles Women’s Soccer Men Volleyball From 19h, our wine partners welcome you into their establishments in order to allow you to restore[...]
Apr
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all-day RoMan Caput 2019 – #RIT2020
RoMan Caput 2019 – #RIT2020
Apr 24 – Apr 26 all-day
RoMan Caput 2019 - #RIT2020
Rome is back indoor! The city of Rome and RoMan Volley will host the “Caput Mundi” ITALY FREEDOM edition tournament for the fourth year in a row. “Caput Mundi” is a volleyball tournament dedicated to the LGBT community and friends. The last edition have seen 40 Teams in 5 Level. We are ready to welcome athletes coming from all over Italy and Europe. The tournament will take place between 24-26 April 2020. Level A, B+, B-, C+, C. You’ll can find here or on our website more informations as soon as possible. The Rome tournament becomes multisport. More Sports more fun[...]
Jul
11
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all-day Pink Summer Sports
Pink Summer Sports
Jul 11 – Jul 12 all-day
Pink Summer Sports
We do it again! Gay Sport Nijmegen is organizing their 8th GSN Tournament on Saturday July 11th and Sunday 12th 2019. Come to Nijmegen (Holland) to join us for open water swimming, badminton, beach volleyball, running, cycling, football and maybe more… Like in earlier editions Nijmegen will guarantee another fantastic sports event. Play and party with friends. We are looking forward to meeting you!
Jul
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all-day PITCH BEACH 2020
PITCH BEACH 2020
Jul 23 – Jul 25 all-day
PITCH BEACH 2020
Pitch Beach is an International Tournament that takes place in Lisbon, Portugal, in July, and includes two competition days on a 4/5 day event along with other social activities (Sunset Party, Lunches, Dinners and Parties). The competitions are held in different locations: Pitch: Rugby, Volleyball, Football, Running, Tango and Swimming competitions in indoor facilities or grass courts. Beach: Rugby, Volleyball, Running and Football in the beach. Pitch Beach is hosted and organized by BJWHF Sports Club. For the last nine years, the participating teams enjoyed being in Lisbon and took part in Rugby, Volleyball, Swimming and Football tournaments which turned[...]

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