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Statement on FINA banning transgender athletes from women’s races

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release Contact: Erika Patrikainen EGLSF General Secretary: erika.patrikainen@eglsf.info EGLSF on FINA banning transgender athletes from women's elite races Last Sunday, FINA, the world governing body for swimming, voted to effectively ban transgender athletes from competing in women's elite races with the statement that “male-to-female transgender athletes …. are eligible to compete in the women’s category … if they can establish to FINA’s comfortable satisfaction that they have not experienced any part of male puberty beyond Tanner Stage 2 or before age 12, whichever is later.” Shortly afterwards, the International Rugby League (IRL) issued a statement [...]

2022-06-26T13:43:18+02:00Sunday, June 26th, 2022 @ 13:43|Categories: 2022, Advocacy, External, Press Release, Swimming|0 Comments

THE EGLSF ANNOUNCES THE ELECTION OF THE BOARD 2022

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release Contact: Erika Patrikainen EGLSF General Secretary: erika.patrikainen@eglsf.info The EGLSF announces the election of the new board. Amsterdam, The Netherlands (21 MARCH 2022) – On Sunday 20 March, the Annual General Assembly elected a new board member. The board welcomes new Board Member at Large, Noemie Fluxia from Panteres Grogues. The board now consists of: • Hugh Torrance, co-president, from LEAP Sports, Scotland • Sarah Townsend, co-president, from Fédération Sportive LGBT+, France • Erika Patrikainen, general secretary, from H.O.T., Finland • Edgar Castillo, treasurer, from Smashing Pink Amsterdam, Netherlands • Noemie Fluxia, board member, from [...]

2022-03-21T17:51:39+01:00Monday, March 21st, 2022 @ 17:51|Categories: 2022, AGA, External, Press Release|0 Comments

The EGLSF announces the election of the board 2021

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release Contact: Erika Patrikainen EGLSF General Secretary: erika.patrikainen@eglsf.info Amsterdam, The Netherlands (21 MARCH 2021) – On Sunday 21 March, the Annual General Assembly elected new board members. The board now consists of: • Hugh Torrance, co-president, from LEAP Sports, Scotland • Sarah Townsend, co-president, from FSGL, France • Erika Patrikainen, general secretary, from H.O.T Helsinki, Finland • Edgar Castillo, treasurer, from Smashing Pink Amsterdam, Netherlands • Diana van den Born, board member, from Smashing Pink Amsterdam, Netherlands • Elena Lipilina, board member, from Russian LGBT Sport Federation, Russia • Georg Kardaras, board member, from Alfa [...]

2021-03-23T19:42:48+01:00Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021 @ 18:58|Categories: 2021, AGA, External, News, Press Release|0 Comments

EGLSF & Partners Launch Inclusion In Sport (iSPORT) Erasmus+ Sport project

Wednesday, February 24, 202 saw the launch of the Inclusion In Sport (iSPORT) project, which is a two-year project, co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union. iSport Objectives The iSport Project will promote diversity and social inclusion in sport by bringing together partners from many sectors who traditionally face barriers to sport participation - women, LGBTQI+ community and people with disabilities. The project will promote equal opportunities and awareness of the importance of health-enhancing physical activity through increased participation in, and equal access to, sport for all these sectors. Project outputs will include an online MOOC and an [...]

2021-02-24T16:22:51+01:00Wednesday, February 24th, 2021 @ 16:22|Categories: 2021, External, iSport, News, Press Release, Sport|0 Comments

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