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EuroGames Stockholm 2015

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Photo by Jeppe Wikström, Stockholm Visitors Board.

   EuroGames Stockholm is a sports, cultural and political event which will take place between 5th to 9th of August 2015. The event encourage participation from everyone — regardless of sexual orientation, race, gender, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, political beliefs, athletic or artistic ability, age, physical challenge or health status.

The goal is to offer a safe environment for LGBTQ competitors and participants. With an aim to attract over 5.000 participants and more than 200.000 visitors EuroGames Stockholm invites people not only from Sweden but from all over the world.

The EuroGames Stockholm cultural programme offers exhibitions, activities, attractions and a film festival. The political programme host a conference with seminars, workshops and lectures, as well as an Opening Dinner at the City Hall of Stockholm for national and international participants. The sports programme consists of over 25 sports such as Volleyball, Track & Field, Same-sex dancing, Swimming and much more.

Jakob Jansson, President of EuroGames Stockholm “EuroGames 2015 allows Stockholm, known worldwide as an open and welcoming destination, an opportunity to state as an example and act as an international role model for LGBTQ rights. There are still severe problems for LGBTQ people around the world in politics, culture and sport where EuroGames fulfil its mission as an open for all event. Nationally we also have the possibility to highlight the existing problems for transgender participation as well as inform and prevent the fact that many young LGBTQ people quit or never even begin with organised sport.”