Eurogames sports championships are for gays and lesbians in Europe. These small Olympic Games were first held in 1992 in The Hague. At that time, only competed in four sports: football, volleyball, basketball and badminton. As the years have passed, the number of participants has been increasing: 300 athletes from five different countries participated in the first edition. Belgium hosted the last Eurogames, where athletes from 40 different countries participated in 12 sports.
This year, Barcelona will host the Eurogames 2008, the event for gay, bisexual and transgender world’s largest. Eurogames aims to provide a high quality sporting event for the gay community and mark a clear objective: to combat discrimination in sport, irrespective of sexual orientation of each. Up to 30,000 people from all over Europe will come to Barcelona from 24 to 27 July to participate in its various competitions and activities. Thus, the county town will become the European capital of culture gay. These games offer up to 28 sports and a wide range of cultural and leisure activities that will be spread throughout the city.
One of the most ambitious goals of the present Eurogames is to achieve equal participation between male and female athletes. Thus, lesbian women invite to enroll in more competition and break down barriers and gender. The opening ceremony will take place on Thursday 24 July at 21:00 in the Palau Sant Jordi, the Olympic flag. It will be a ceremony of lights, music and emotions to welcome the 5,000 athletes taking part in this 12th edition of the Eurogames. angel medals, the Barcelona Gospel Choir, and the finalist of the OT 2008 gala will participate in this show of openness. Admission is free, after purchasing the tickets at the box office or given points. This year compitira in 28 sports, there will be Olympic facilities to enjoy competition, a secondary base at the Autonomous University of Barcelona and a variety of extracurricular activities for both athletes, as their companions or visitors. The closing ceremony will take place in the Placa dels ngels. It held an act of denunciation against the vulnerabilities of Human Rights and especially the gay community. Besides the above, there will be two special events: the evening of Saturday 26 will be the Great Feast of Eurogames Forum in the park with two different music scenes. The other party will be Girls ” with the best DJs of the moment. If you want to know Barcelona and Eurogames 2008 will have to find accommodation. Why not try staying in? Come with your family and be our guest for Eurogames.