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Bern successful in bid for 2023 EuroGames

      The EuroGames – a multisport event dedicated to diversity and inclusion– will take place in Bern from July 26th to 29th, 2023. Licensed by the EGLSF (European Gay and Lesbian Sport Federation), and voted by the General Assembly, the decision was announced this week. Bern Pride is to take place at the same time. At the end of July 2023, EuroGames will take place in Bern attracting up to 3,000 athletes. This major annual event is hosted primarily by, and for, the LGBTQI+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer, Intersex) community and has been held in different European [...]

2020-07-08T11:33:32+02:00Wednesday, July 8th, 2020 @ 11:33|Categories: 2020, Announcements, EuroGames, External, News, Press Release, Sport|0 Comments

EGLSF Board Statement – EuroGames 2020 Dusseldorf Cancellation

The 2020 edition of EuroGames was scheduled to be held in Dusseldorf, Germany on August 5th-9th. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, hosting the event on these dates was ruled out. After much deliberation and effort in trying to find another date to host the EuroGames, on June 16th, EuroGames 2020 Dusseldorf organisers officially announced the cancellation of the EuroGames 2020 in Dusseldorf. All registered participants were informed directly by EuroGames 2020 Dusseldorf organisers. The reimbursement policy is clearly laid out in the information sent to registered participants. The EGLSF Board would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved [...]

2020-06-25T08:48:54+02:00Thursday, June 25th, 2020 @ 8:48|Categories: 2020, Announcements, EuroGames, External|0 Comments

EGLSF at Women’s World Cup Football Diversity House

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 a panel discussion that explored how LGBT sports clubs and organisations provide a ground for empowering women through sport, and the subjects of homophobia and sexism in sport. Panelists Pascale Reinteau, co-president of the newly established foundation FIER and co-president of Paris 2018 Gay Games, co-president of Les Degommeuses football club Marine Rome, and Annette Wachter, co-president of EGLSF presented their organisations and the roles, activities, and participation of [...]

EGLSF on CAS Ruling on Women Track Athletes

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 is necessary and fair to discriminate against those women who show a natural advantage for their sport. Now, to compete in certain athletics events – for this ruling does not cover all athletics events, just track events shorter than one mile and longer than 400m, those that Caster Semenya excels in - women like Caster Semenya are obliged to alter their natural body chemistry in order to meet guidelines [...]

2020-04-19T16:58:15+02:00Monday, May 13th, 2019 @ 9:37|Categories: 2019, Advocacy, Press Release|Tags: , |0 Comments

EGLSF EuroGames – a strong future ahead

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 with Copenhagen, Denmark for EuroGames 2020 and 2021 respectively, and the Assembly voted the bid for the 2022 EuroGames in Nijmegen, Netherlands. Once a year the EGLSF celebrates a huge European gay sport event: EuroGames - a high-quality sport event for the LGBTIQ sports community. This event promotes the following goals: fight against discrimination in sport on grounds of sexual preference or orientation stimulate integration in sport and emancipation [...]

2019-03-18T11:37:48+01:00Monday, March 18th, 2019 @ 11:37|Categories: 2019, EuroGames, External, Multisports|0 Comments