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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. [...]

Next Events

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
Nov
15
Fri
all-day Lotos Cup Bratislava 2019
Lotos Cup Bratislava 2019
Nov 15 – Nov 17 all-day
Lotos Cup Bratislava 2019
VOLLEYBALL + FLOORBALL + FOOTBALL friends are warmly invited to LGBTI tournaments “Lotos CUP 2019” :-) Already the 8th Year of our international LGBTI sport event will take place in autumn Bratislava again. Main playing day will be Saturday (16 November 2019), ending with “Lotos CUP Afterparty”. We recommend to you to arrive on Friday because of accreditation and to avoid time stress. Mixed teams are very much welcomed. In case you do not have the whole team available, players can register also individually and we assign them to other teams. – Volleyball: https://forms.gle/C7EhfEnWdWRj9tnj8 – Floorball: https://forms.gle/V3Xsjfr3u63VT4Nq6 – Football: https://forms.gle/BFUtsWvqbf1NdDNu7[...]
Nov
23
Sat
all-day Netzo Sinterklaas Volleyball Tou...
Netzo Sinterklaas Volleyball Tou...
Nov 23 – Nov 24 all-day
Netzo Sinterklaas Volleyball Tournament 2019
*WE’RE ALL ANIMALS!** 23-24 NOVEMBER 2019 After an amazing experience in 2018 we are excited to invite you to the 2019 Sinterklaas Volleyball Tournament in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, hosted by Netzo!  Last year we welcomed over 300 international players and this year will guarantee much more! The weekend is jam-packed with volleyball, fun, drinks, party, friendship and more… much more!  This years theme is ‘We’re all animals!’ and we are ready to tear you apart! We challenge you to compete in your best animal inspired team name! Sign up as the Spicy Tigers, Pink Flamingos or Golden Bevers! Animal costumes,[...]
Jan
2
Thu
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
7
Sat
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
19
Sun
all-day 30th Bunny Tournament
30th Bunny Tournament
Apr 19 – Apr 22 all-day
30th Bunny Tournament
30th Bunny Tournament takes place from Good Friday to Easter Monday (19th – 22nd April 2019) 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!
Apr
24
Fri
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. Roma torna indoor. Per il quarto anno consecutivo[...]

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