Gay Games History

The event was started in San Francisco in 1982, as the brainchild of Tom Waddell, and was originally called the Gay Olympics. After threatened legal action from the IOC, the name was changed to the Gay Games, which it has had ever since.

The Gay Games has been held every four years. The next event is the 10th Gay Games, to be held in Paris, France, from August 4-12, 2018.

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