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Wednesday September 20th, 2017

Newsletter September 2017

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Friday September 1st, 2017

Cashless Appel d'offre

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Paris 2018 – Gay Games 10 adopte pour la première fois dans l’histoire des Gay Games le mode de paiement cashless. Un appel d’offres est lancé auprès des entreprises du secteur.

Sunday August 6th, 2017

2018 IGLFA World Championship XXIII in Paris

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Paris 2018 and IGLFA are proud to announce the signing of their partnership: Paris 2018 will host 2018 IGLFA World Championship XXIII during Gay Games 10. For an amazing competition of football sevens and elevens.

Thursday August 3rd, 2017

MCI selected for Opening Ceremony

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Paris 2018 and MCI are proud to announce the signing of their partnership: one year before the official opening of Paris 2018 – the 10th edition of the Gay Games, MCI has been selected to organize the Opening Ceremony at Jean Bouin Stadium.

Monday July 24th, 2017

Cancellation Insurance available until August 20, 2017

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For the first time in the history of the Gay Games, Paris 2018 has negotiated for its participants a cancellation insurance.

Tuesday June 27th, 2017

TÊTU Bronze Partner of Paris 2018

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Paris 2018 and TÊTU are proud to announce the signing of their partnership, another step towards ensuring the success of Paris 2018 – the 10th edition of the Gay Games.

Wednesday June 7th, 2017

Paris 2018 Official Visit to Israel - Presse Release

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From 7 to 14 June, 2017, the Israeli Embassy of Paris invite Manuel Picaud, Paris 2018 copresident, for a week of sharing and meeting in Tel Aviv.

Sunday May 28th, 2017

About World Out Games Miami 2017

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Statement from the Federation of Gay Games and Paris 2018 – Gay Games 10 regarding the GLISA 2017 World OutGames Miami

Please read more +

Wednesday May 10th, 2017

France elects a President who supports the Gay Games, Emmanuel Macron

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On Sunday, 7 May 2017, Emmanuel Macron was elected President of the Republic of France.  Paris 2018 offers its sincere congratulations and warm wishes to President MACRON, and we look forward to working him regarding the organization of the 10<sup>th</sup> Gay Games.

Wednesday May 3rd, 2017

Newsletter - May 2017

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Thursday April 13th, 2017

Press release Blued – Paris 2018 Blued, the premier global gay social network, joins with Paris 2018

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Paris 2018 and Blued are pleased to announce the signature of their partnership agreement to support the success of Paris 2018-Gay Games 10.

Friday March 24th, 2017

Meet Paris 2018 at Printemps des Assoces

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Paris 2018 will have a booth at Printemps des Assoces (the largest LGBT organizations show in Paris) this weekend on 24 and 25 mars, from 2pm to 7pm at Espace des Blancs-Manteaux 48 rue Vielle du Temple 75004 Paris. Come and meet us!

Tuesday March 21st, 2017

Paris 2018 Outreach Scholarships Program - Crowdfunding campaign

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Help us fund the first scholarship recipients!

Tuesday March 21st, 2017

TIP 2-4 June 2017 International Tournament of Paris

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You can now prepare for the Gay games by participating to the International Tournament of Paris (TIP) organized in Paris by a team of volunteers of the Gay and Lesbian Sports Federation (FSGL) and its member associations. Dates are 2 – 4 June 2017.

Saturday February 18th, 2017

The French Roller Sports Federation supports Paris 2018

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The French Roller Sports Federation signs a convention to support and organize the Roller Race and Roller Derby events of Paris 2018-Gay Games 10, from 4 to 12 August 2018.

Saturday February 18th, 2017

International Colloquium: about health for LGBT people

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For the first time in France, Paris 2018 will host an international colloquium on the health of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans* people on Thursday 9 and Friday 10 March 2017 at the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health in Paris. You can register now. It is free for Gay Games 10 participants

Saturday February 18th, 2017

Partnership with French Federation of Fencing

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On Sunday, January 22, at the CIP, the French Federation of Fencing and PARIS 2018, the 10th edition of the Gay Games, signed a convention on the organization of the event, which will take place in Paris from 4 To 12 August 2018. Fencing competition will appear for the first time on the program of the Gay Games since their creation in 1982.

Monday August 22nd, 2016

Olympic Games: Message of the FGG to Thomas Bach, IOC president

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The Federation of Gay Games has just sent a letter to Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee. A way to show how both movements are complementary?

Sunday August 21st, 2016

All equal: Merci Thomas Bach

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During his speech at the Rio Opening Ceremony, President of the international Olympic Committee, Thomas Bach, used the phrase, ‘All Equal’, the Paris 2018 motto since October, 2013, when Paris was selected as the Host of Gay Game 10.

This statement, “In this Olympic world, there is one universal rule for everybody. We are all equal.”, was and is a powerful affirmation of our common goals to promote sport for all.

Thursday October 27th, 2016

English Football Fans Would Support Openly Gay Players

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Friday October 7th, 2016

Dr. Tom Waddell, creator of the Gay Games

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Decathlete and creator of the Gay Games


Monday September 19th, 2016

Jean-Paul Gaultier, supports Paris 2018!

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Since his candidature to organize the tenth edition of the Gay Games, Jean-Paul Gaultier is a committed parrain by the side of Paris 2018.


Friday September 9th, 2016

Registration for tennis is now open!

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Paris 2018 is pleased to announce that registration for tennis is now open!
A 60€ early bird tennis fee, specific for the new registrants only, will be available from Saturday 4 Sept. to Sunday 18 Sept. 2016. After 18 September, the tennis fee will be 70€.

Tuesday September 6th, 2016

Travel : You deserve the best, so book your trip now!

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Paris 2018 is pleased to welcome you to one of the most beautiful destinations in the world. The best deals go first, so don’t delay! In order to offer the best possible experience at the most attractive prices, Paris 2018 recommends that you to book your accommodation and travel services exclusively with our official partners, KTS France and Misterb&b

Friday August 5th, 2016

Solidarity : Gay Games Scholarship Program Open

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Two years before Gay Games 10 Opening Ceremony, the Outreach program of Paris 2018 and the Federation of Gay Games is open. Please read more to apply or donate and click on + just below.

Sunday July 31st, 2016

Paris 2018 at Euro 2016

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During Euro 2016, thanks to the City of Paris, Paris 2018 used several times the Paris Pavilion in the Fan Zone of the Eiffel Tower. It was a great opportunity for the volunteers to meet each other, and also for all to meet some of our ambassadors like Jean-Paul Cluzel and Gilles Rondy. And also to host Euro Pride House with the French Gay and Lesbian Sports Federation (FSGL) and the European Gay and Lesbian Sports Federation (EGLSF).

Saturday July 30th, 2016

AIDES and Paris 2018 announce their new partnership

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Formal signature of the partnership between AIDES and Paris 2018 for Gay Games 10
In front of le Spot (from left to right) :
Aurélien Beaucamp, Gérard Pelé, Camille Spire, Manuel Picaud & Michel Mangin

Sunday July 17th, 2016

Paris 2018 reaches milestone of 1,000 registrations! More than 1,000 registrations in just two months

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The organizers of 2018’s Gay Games 10 in Paris are celebrating another key milestone. 1,000 people have now registered to participate, which opens on 4 August 2018, 750 days from now.

Tuesday June 28th, 2016

The first travel and tourism partners were signed with Paris 2018 The first travel and tourism partners were signed with Paris 2018

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MisterBnB and KTS are the first travel and tourism partners with Gay Games 10 Paris 2018. After responding to a call for proposals in the Fall of 2015, they have committed to offering customized travel packages for participants and spectators, including accommodation, transportation, and cultural visits and tours.

Monday June 27th, 2016

Conference on sport and homophobia in Lyon on 15 and 16 June 2016 Conference on sport and homophobia in Lyon on 15 and 16 June 2016

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On 15 and 16 June 2016, le Laboratoire sur les Vulnérabilités et l’Innovation dans le Sport had organize a conference entitled : « Sports, Discrimination, Homophobia : From vulnerability to Innovations ».  The conference took place at UFRSTAPS at the University of Lyon 1 (Claude Bernard).

Monday June 20th, 2016

Gay Games 10 Paris 2018 was present at the annual Paris International Tournament Gay Games 10 Paris 2018 was present at the annual Paris International Tournament

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From 13 to 15 May 2016, the International Tournament of Paris took place in the heart of Paris, and was a very nice experience for the Paris 2018 team, who were present at their stand for the entire weekend at the Carreau du Temple (where the Gay Games 10 accreditation will take place).

Tuesday June 14th, 2016

We stand with Orlando Tragic events in Orlando, Florida, USA in a gay club prove that homophobia kills.

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We are thinking of our sisters and brothers in Orlando, in Florida, and beyond, during this sad and tragic time.

It shows how necessary are Gay Games open to all to break stereotypes.

Share all together what we have in common : love and friendship, sharing and caring,… We are and must be all equal.

Respect each other and be proud of our differences. Diversity is an asset. Let’s promote it.


Photo © Thomas Samson / AFP

Photo © Thomas Samson / AFP

Monday June 13th, 2016

More than 900 registrations in just a few weeks More than 900 registrations in just a few weeks

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In just a few weeks, registrations have surpassed 900 participants, and this is just the beginning. Whether for the first time or the nth time participating in the Gay Games, many people have already confirmed their spot for August 2018.

Wednesday June 1st, 2016

Very Early Birds: Paris 2018 announces over 700 registered participants

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In less than three weeks, over 700 people have registered for Gay Games 10. Participants are from all over the world. USA and France are the most represented countries, with running, swimming and bowling the most popular sports.

Paris 2018 has exceptionally decided to extend the Very Early Bird rate until 13 June 2016 for the first 1,000 first participants. Also, when figure skating, sailing, rowing, and tennis are opened, the first participants in these events will also benefit from the Very Early Bird rate.

Applications for outreach scholarships will be online by the end of July, 2016.

Thank you for your feedback and testimonials. See below for the most used words from your messages.

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Sunday May 15th, 2016

Registrations: Already more than 250 registrations for Paris 2018

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Officially launched on the opening day of the International Tournament of Paris (TIP), enrollment in sporting and cultural events of the 10th edition of the Gay Games has exceeded 250 registrations in just a few hours. Rendezvous awaited by the historical participants at the Gay Games

Paris 2018 also wants to attract anyone from all backgrounds responsive to the values of diversity and inclusion. 15,000 participants are expected in August 2018 for a week of celebration and sharing. Sign up now to take advantage of the preferred price valid for the first 1,000 enrolled by May 31, 2016!

TIP Early Bird

Saturday May 14th, 2016

Opening of registrations: Paris 2018 announces the opening of Gay Games 10 registrations at TIP

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The Paris International Tournament (TIP), an important annual event for LGBT athletes, began on May 13, 2016 at “Le Carreau du Temple” in the presence of officials of Paris 2018.
In this context Manuel Picaud, President of Paris 2018 has officially opened registration for the 10th edition of the Gay Games. Throughout the weekend, volunteers from Paris 2018 mobilized to help participants and the public of the TIP to discover the program of the next Gay Games

Find all information about the TIP here.

Manuel au TIP


Monday April 4th, 2016

Opening Ceremony Party : The opening Ceremony Party will take place at the Grand Palais

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The Grand Palais is supporting Paris 2018 and will open its doors to Gay Games participants and supporters during the Opening Ceremony party on 4 August 2016. Thousands of people will attend the soirée under the glass roof of the Grand Palais to celebrate the opening of the first Gay Games in France. An exceptional design team will transform this jewel of Parisian heritage into a unique night club for this special event.

More information here.



Saturday March 12th, 2016

A new Honorary President – Paris 2018 welcomes new Honorary President

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Paris 2018 is proud to announce our new Honorary President, Isabelle Lamour, who will share this honor with the very distinguished Pierre Bergé.

Isabelle Lamour was elected by unanimous consent during the Paris 2018 General assembly on 12 March 2016. Madame Lamour is President of the French Federation of Fencing (FFE) and the only woman president of a national sport federation in France. President Lamour and the FFE have committed to organizing the fencing event during Gay Games 10. The FFE headquarters is also the site of the Paris 2018 offices, which President Lamour has graciously made available.

Find all information about the General Assembly on 12 March 2016 here.



Thursday February 11th, 2016

Agreement signed with FFN Partnership agreement signed with French National Swimming Federation (FFN)

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Francis Luyce, President of the French Federation of Swimming (FFN), has signed a partnership agreement with Paris 2018 on 11 February 2016. The FFN confirmed their support for Gay Games 10 and have committed to organize the Gay Games 10 aquatics trials in 5 disciplines: swimming, synchronized swimming, diving, water polo, and open water swim, with support from Paris Aquatique.


See interview with Jean-Paul de Oliveira, President of Paris Aquatique here.