Gay Games in Paris for a week of sport, culture and equality

first_imgSix years before hosting the 2024 Olympic Games, Paris will welcome more than 10,000 participants from 90 countries around the world, including some where homosexuality is illegal or repressed.After the inauguration of the sports village at the City Hall in central Paris on Saturday at 9am (0700 GMT), an International Memorial Rainbow Run will set off on behalf of victims of AIDS, breast cancer and discrimination.The opening ceremony will be held at 7pm at the Jean Bouin stadium in the city’s southwest with a parade of 10,000 athletes and a show on the theme of coming out and equality.The party will continue at one of Paris most emblematic monuments, the Grand Palais, which is being transformed into a giant nightclub for an evening hosted by Israeli DJ Offer Nissim.There will be competitions in 36 disciplines throughout the week across 67 sites in the Paris region, as well as civic, sports and cultural events outside the City Hall. The sailing competition will take place at the port of Le Havre in northern France.The 10th edition of the Gay Games will come to a close with a ceremony outside the City Hall on August 11.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000During the Gay Games, there will be competitions in 26 disciplines at 67 sites in the Paris region © AFP / MATTHIEU ALEXANDREPARIS, France, Aug 3 – The Gay Games will kick off in Paris on Saturday, bringing together participants from around the world for a week of sport and culture in a carnival atmosphere.“We want to promote self-improvement rather than victory at all costs”, said Pascale Reinteau, co-chair of the Gay Games, which aim to promote equality under the motto “all equal”.last_img read more

Spurs dent Man United’s pride, Southampton’s Champions League winner and more tough quiz questions

first_img1 Premier League quiz Burnley v Man City is live on talkSPORT on Saturday 14 March from 5pm and Chelsea v Southampton is live and exclusive on Sunday 15 March from 1pm.But as usual there are plenty of other fixtures, which are likely to set fans’ pulses racing. Tottenham travel to Old Trafford to take on Man United, who sit in fourth place and are three points ahead of Spurs.LISTEN LIVE TO LIVE PREMIER LEAGUE ACTION HEREAt the bottom of the table Sunderland take on Aston Villa and Everton will hope to move away from the relegation zone when they take on Newcastle.About | Privacy | Termslast_img