Paris to host gay ‘Olympics’
by FFE EU Sports staff
Paris just won the right to host the 2018 Gay Games. Gay Games is held every four years and aims to fight discrimination in the sports world.
The Games started out in 1982 as the ‘Gay Olympics’ but was renamed after a legal dispute with the International Olympic Committee over name rights. Today, it draws over 15,000 athletes and is regarded as the world’s largest cultural event for LGBT athletes.
The 2014 edition will be held in the United States.
While Paris looks forward to host the 2018 Gay Games it is unlikely to erase the disappointment of the French for losing out on their bid for the 2012 Olympics. However, Paris may be gunning for a chance to bid for the 2024 Olympics to bring back the games in the city 100 years after it last hosted the event.