Gay Games 10 - also known as Gay Games X will be in Paris, France.
The next Gay Games after Cleveland is
Gay Games 10 (Gay Games X) and will be in August 2018 in Paris, France.
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Gay Games X. Select ENGLISH. Paris is a wonderful city.
The cost of lodging in the first week of August is traditionally the
lowest price of the season for Paris!
The city of Paris has been selected as the site for the tenth edition of
the Gay Games in 2018.
Cleveland, Ohio – (7 October 2013) Tonight the Federation of Gay Games
announced the result of the vote to choose the host of Gay Games X.
Paris, France was chosen over fellow finalists Limerick and London to
organize the 2018 edition of the world’s largest sporting and cultural
event open to all.
The international delegates and board of directors of the Federation of
Gay Games voted at the end of a three-day meeting featuring site
inspection reports, question-and-answer sessions, committee reviews and,
a highlight of the event, the oral presentation by each bidding
organization. This meeting was held in Cleveland, host with Akron, of
the 2014 Gay Games, presented by the Cleveland Foundation next year from
David Killian, co-chair of the FGG Site Selection Committee, noted some
factors that may have influenced voters in their choice: “The vote is
the result of dozens of individual choices, but some points stood out
for many voters. Paris proposed a wide range of sports in quality
venues, many of which offer good visibility for the event. French LGBT
sport organizations already have a great deal of experience hosting
international multisport tournaments, and their LGBT community presents
outstanding cultural events. They are already well advanced in planning,
for example, with the designation of a dedicated sports manager. They
arrived with demonstrable political support, including Minister for
Sport Valerie Fourneyron and five-time Olympic fencing medalist Laura
Flessel, who were part of the presentation team. And of course Paris is
a great destination to visit or revisit.”
FGG co-president Kurt Dahl described the next steps: “With the selection
of our presumptive host, we open a 90-day window to execute our license
agreement, with the support of law firm Fox Rothschild on the FGG side.
We entered this process close to agreement with all three bidders, so
we’re convinced that we will be able to confirm Paris as the host of Gay
Games X very shortly.”
FGG co-president Emy Ritt noted the high level of all the bids and those
behind them: “It’s been such an enriching experience to discover so many
new people through this bidding cycle. The talent, energy, and
enthusiasm of these men and women was inspiring to all of us at the
Federation. We are convinced that all involved will continue to
contribute to the Gay Games movement, and we would be fortunate to
benefit as an organization from the participation of such outstanding
“The quality of bids for 2018 was superb,” said Dahl. “We thank the
teams from Limerick and London for taking part in the Gay Games X
bidding process. Their communities should be proud of the detailed plans
and enormous heart they showed in their proposals. It’s a real
demonstration how deeply important the Gay Games has become over the
years that so many talented people from around the world want to carry
on its legacy.”
For information about the Federation of Gay Games, visit
In October 2013, the International Federation of the Gay Games (FGG)
awarded the Paris 2018 association the privilege of organizing the 10th edition
of the Gay Games in Paris from the 2nd to
the 12th of August
2018 and to bring together some 15,000 participants from around the
world. The two associations signed the 10th Gay
Games Charter, in the presence of Valérie Fourneyron, the Minister of
Sports, Continuing Education, Youth and Community Organizations, between
Paris on February 13, 2014. The largest hetero-friendly sports,
cultural, festival event in the world! Open to all, the Paris Gay Games
will contribute to the visibility and integration of Lesbians, Gays and
Metropolitan Paris, a cosmopolitan city, continues to look towards the
future. Already at the forefront of LGBT political action, the city
intends to go even further by organizing this event on an international
scale. Situated at the crossroads of the European Union, Paris will
thus bring forth its humanist and cultural values by welcoming the
games, whose primary goal is to promote the message of
non-discrimination, equality and respect.
The Gay Games stress the values of participation, inclusion and personal
challenge. The games are welcome to everyone, no matter their sexual
orientation, gender, religion, nationality, ethnic origins, political
views, their physical, athletic or artistic capabilities, their age or
health status. No performance standards are required, only what is
essential is the desire to uphold the objectives of the games. The Gay
Games thus offer the opportunity to openly express oneself and to enjoy
the spirit of friendship through sports, culture and art – all in an
environment of tolerance.
Team Seattle will have a large
contingent of athletes going to Paris. We will start fund raising
for the events after Cleveland 2014, Gay Games 9.
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