FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Erika Patrikainen
EGLSF General Secretary: firstname.lastname@example.org
The EGLSF announces LYON, FRANCE as EUROGAMES 2025 Host City
Amsterdam, The Netherlands (March 21, 2022) – On March 20, 2022, the EGLSF general assembly
elected member clubs CARGO Lyon and Féderation Sportive LGBT+ and the city of Lyon, France as
hosts for our EuroGames 2025.
The bid cycle deadline for EuroGames 2025 closed in December 2021 at which time we had received
two bids: London, UK / Out For Sport and Lyon, France / CARGO Lyon and Féderation Sportive LGBT+.
Both cities presented extremely strong, well put together bid books and on March 19, 2022 offered
two very high-quality presentations online to the EGLSF assembly.
The EGLSF board would like to thank both bidding cities for submitting excellent bids and setting a
very high bar for future EuroGames 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, EuroGames 2023 will take place in Bern on 26 | 27 | 29 | 29 July, 2023, and EuroGames 2024
Vienna on 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 July. We look forward to seeing you all!
Reflecting on this year’s bids, Erika Patrikainen, EGLSF General Secretary says, “Congratulations to
both bidders. We have never had such a close result, and both bids were extremely strong and well
supported. We have a fantastic momentum with our future EuroGames lineup until 2025. But in the
immediate future we look forward to welcoming everyone to EuroGames 2022 in Nijmegen this
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.