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London: Olympians and Paralympians offered free entry to 2014 Gay Games

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  1. Can someone please explain the point of the gay games please.

    1. Because if they all attend Sochi in 2014, they would end up getting arrested.

    2. It was held to celebrate the spirit of sportsmanship among LGBT athletes in which the sports field still remain honophobic to these athletes. Held every 4 years, it is open to everyone regardless of nationality and even welcome athletes from nations that criminalizes homosexuality. While it is not as famous as the official Olympics, but it is the only sports event that guarantees a welcoming environment for LGBT. So, if you ever have a chance to visit Gay Games, I suggest you to raise that rainbow flag high, wave and cheer for the out and proud hot male athletes, my friend.

    3. Based on the principles of Participation, Inclusion and Personal Best, The Gay Games is everything that the Olympics is not!
      Anyone can take part: gay, straight, young, old, beginner, elite – it’s the largest participatory sports and cultural event with over 10,000 participants enjoying 34 sports and cultural events.
      It was in started in 1982 in San Franciso by an Olympic decathlete, Tom Warddell who whose goals were to promote the spirit of inclusion and participation, as well as the pursuit of personal growth in a sporting event for the LGBT community.
      There were only 23 “Out Olympians” at London 2012. Yet with 12,602 competing, just 1% of them being gay or lesbian would be 126.
      Sport has a long way to go for LGBT people to become accepted – another point of the Gay Games.

  2. Irishman1989 9 Aug 2012, 6:45pm

    I wonder what would happen if a whole lot of people showed up with signs saying ‘Gay Olympics’ instead of ‘Gay Games’.

    Surely, this is the chance to overturn that original homophobic ruling in the 80′s, and re-instate the name ‘Gay Olympics’.

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