EuroGames Stockholm is pleased to announce that it will host the 2015 International Gay & Lesbian Aquatics (IGLA) World Championships in conjunction with its cultural, sport and political programme. The aquatics championships held from the 5th to the 9th of August will include swimming, diving, water polo and synchronized swimming and will be the world’s largest LGBTQ aquatics event of 2015.
- Our organization hopes that this collaboration will lead to a long-lasting relationship to further our mission of promoting aquatic sports, friendly competition of the highest standards and stronger ties within the international LGBTQ sporting community, says Scott Kohanowski, IGLA Co-President.
- We are happy to make EuroGames Stockholm an even greater international event as well as receive the recognition of IGLA, which has ensured high-quality aquatics competitions and defended human rights since 1987, says Jakob Jansson, EuroGames Stockholm President.
EuroGames is among the world’s largest LGBTQ-events, founded by the European Gay and Lesbian Sport Federation (EGLSF) in 1992 to combat discrimination, encourage integration, and promote the right to engage in sport, politics and culture – regardless of sexual orientation, gender, religion, age, ethnic origin, political beliefs, or athletic or artistic ability.
EuroGames Stockholm is a sports, cultural and political event which will take place between the 5th and 9th of August 2015 and is expected to attract over 5.000 participants and more than 250.000 visitors. EuroGames is held about three times per decade. Previous host cities include Barcelona, Paris, London and Antwerp.
IGLA is the world’s foremost international organization solely devoted to developing and promoting LGBTQ swimming, water polo, diving, and synchronized swimming. The annual IGLA Championships are the world’s largest LGBTQ-aquatics event and attract hundreds of participants from around the globe each year. The IGLA Championships were first held in San Diego in 1987 and most recently in Copenhagen, Honolulu, Reykjavik, and Seattle. The 2014 championships will be held in conjunction with the Gay Games in Cleveland.
Registration for EuroGames Stockholm and the 2015 IGLA World Championships is now open at the following link: http://eurogamesstockholm.com/registration
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