FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Erika Patrikainen
EGLSF General Secretary: firstname.lastname@example.org
The EGLSF announces VIENNA, AUSTRIA as EUROGAMES 2024 Host City
Amsterdam, The Netherlands (December 28, 2021) – On December 28, 2021, the EGLSF general
assembly elected member clubs SV Aufschlag Wien and Kraulquappen Wien and the city of Vienna,
Austria as hosts for our #EuroGames 2024.
The bid cycle deadline for #EuroGames 2024 closed on October 1, 2021 at which time we had
received two bids: Birmingham, UK / Pride Sports and Vienna, Austria / SV Aufschlag Wien and
Both cities presented extremely strong, well put together bid books and on November 28, 2021
offered two very high-quality presentations online to the EGLSF assembly. Voting opened on
December 1, 2021 and closed on December 22, 2021, and the assembly elected member clubs SV
Aufschlag Wien and Kraulquappen Wien and the city of Vienna, Austria as hosts for our #EuroGames
The EGLSF board would like to thank both Birmingham, UK / Pride Sports and Vienna, Austria / SV
Aufschlag Wien and Kraulquappen Wien for submitting excellent bids and setting a very high bar for
our #EuroGames 2025 candidates.
EuroGames is Europe’s largest LGBTQI+ sport championship and occurs each year in a different
European city. EuroGames 2022 will take place in Nijmegen, Netherlands on 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 July,
2022, and EuroGames 2023 will take place in Bern on 26 | 27 | 29 | 29 July, 2023. We look forward
to seeing you all!
Reflecting on this year’s bids, Erika Patrikainen, EGLSF General Secretary says, “after a successful
EuroGames 2021 in Copenhagen, under difficult circumstances, we are excited to see EuroGames
taking on new energy with these two very high-quality bids and look forward to our EuroGames 2025
bid presentations in March 2022 at the Annual General Assembly. We are confident in the future of
NOTES TO EDITOR:
EGLSF Founded in 1989, The European Gay & Lesbian Sport Federation (EGLSF) aims include
combatting against discrimination in sport on grounds of sexual orientation, gender identity and
expression and sex characteristics and to stimulate integration in sport and emancipation of LGBTIQ+
athletes. The federation has a membership of over 120 European LGBTIQ+ sports clubs and
organisations representing the interests of more than 22,000 people.
EuroGames EGLSF licenses and governs the organisation of EuroGames, the annual European
LGBTQI+ sport championships. The first ever Games took place in The Hague in 1992, and the most
recent in Copenhagen in August 2021 with 2,000 athletes taking part.
“European Gay & Lesbian Sport Federation,” “EuroGames,” with the star, are trademarks of the European Gay & Lesbian Sport Federation.
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