Guadalajara will fight to host the Gay Games 2022, as the organization revealed. The Mexican city will contend with Hong Kong (China) and Washington (United States).
Emy Ritt, director of the Games, in recent days, explained to La Afición the three fundamental requirements to be a candidate for the next games:
“First: to have a very strong LGBT community in sport and culture and to work very well together, the second is to have strong support from the government at local, regional and national levels, and the third is to have experience organizing tournaments, even small tournaments” .
Guadalajara already has a history in the organization of international events, as demonstrated by the 2011 Pan American Games; even Emy said that Guadalajara, “if it shows you have all the elements, you can have a good opportunity.”
The final vote to determine the venue of the Games will take place this week at the Annual General Meeting of the FGG, to be held in Paris, France.
The first phase of the selection process had a record number of nominations: 17 cities that included Cape Town, South Africa; Tel Aviv, Israel, and Anaheim, United States, among others.
Before thinking about 2022, the X Games of Paris in 2018 will take place from August 4 to 12 and will present 36 sports, 14 cultural events and an academic conference, which will have 15 thousand participants from 70 countries.
Since 1982, the mission of the FGG is to promote equality and Gay Games are the largest sporting and cultural event in the world open to all. The Games were first held in San Francisco in 1982.
The following editions were in San Francisco 1986, Vancouver 1990; New York 1994, Amsterdam 1998, Sydney 2002; Chicago 2006, Cologne 2010 and Cleveland-Akron 2014; while, next year will be the turn for the capital of world love … Paris 2018!