England Athletics are backing the bid to host the Gay Games in London2018. We love them for that. Here’s why.
“With Athletics forming a key component of the Gay Games proposal with a full
Track & Field programme, half and full marathon road races, our local delivery
team will be very keen to work together to see how we might develop joint
programmes of activity and ensure the best use of resources in attracting your
target of 1000 participants for the Athletics events.
We are confident that this way of working will directly contribute to increased
participation levels in the areas that you plan to target, particularly with the
added focus on Athletics as a result of London 2012 and the 2017 World
Athletics Championships respectively. Athletics embraces the values of
sportsmanship, team work, fair play, honesty and integration. We believe that
all these ingredients, alongside the factors articulated above, demonstrate
clearly why we support the project proposal for the first Gay Games to be held
on the Olympic site.”