The Sports Programme at the Gay Games is the central focus. Like all participation during the week, it is open to everyone, regardless of orientation, background, race, nationality, age and ability. Its aim is to break down barriers through sport and to create the bonds of friendship through diversity and inclusion. All you need to do is register into the Games and turn up. It is the Olympics for everyone! And because you don’t need to be sponsored by your state, it has become the largest sporting event in the world. Complete beginners and elite athletes participate in their classes from over 70 nations. There is nothing like it in the world! You can compete in one of 30 sports (including dace sport) on the world stage.
Each sports competition is run by a Sports Club or sports National Governing Body (NGB) – so these games have a wonderful community spirit that will welcome the world.
We’re hoping to host all the sports and cultural events, that can be, and the Opening and Closing Ceremonies within the Queen Elizabeth Park, Stratford.