* New Sport (see below)
RULES & REQUIREMENTS
Working with our International LGBTQ+ sports organisations, the requirements and rules of each sport will be announced to the community on our website.
INFO & CONTACTS
For questions related to specific sports, please email our Sports Director at [email protected]
Pre-registration will open in March 2021, followed by the next round of registrations in June. Stay tuned, and sign up to our newsletter to receive the latest updates.
If you want to help us make history by volunteering your skills, please have a look at our Vacancies.
WHY THESE SPORTS?
Gay Games 11 Hong Kong in 2022 will include 36 sports. These sports are a combination of succesful sport events at previous Gay Games, as well as new sports which are unique to Hong Kong.
By including this traditional sport, the Gay Games 11 Hong Kong team aims to introduce the sport to more Asian audience.
By working with Pride Cheerleading Association, education program/tour will be conducted in the upcoming years in local districts and schools.
The cheerleading teams will also be involved in these aspects of the game:
Hong Kong has a strong community in Dodgeball: the Hong Kong Dodgeball League started back in 2006 and Hong Kong is part of the World Dodgeball Federation, with 20 other active countries and growing our numbers every year. The Hong Kong Dodgeball Association (WDBF) will work closely with the international community to send active members of WDBF (especially teams of LGBT+ athletes) to compete.
Hong Kong hosted the world championship in 2014 and because of the popularity of the game internationally, we are confident to attract more than 200 participants from 10+ countries in 2022 to the first Dodgeball game in the history of Gay Games.
eSport has gained tremendous popularity globally and has become a mainstream sporting activity. Hong Kong in particular is seeing massive support from the government in funded venues and events.
The Gay Games 11 Hong Kong 2022 team has identified a good local partner to run the first eSport game in the Gay Games and will work closely with the relevant government bodies to make this event fun, engaging and appealing to participants that’s different from traditional sporting activities.
Figure Skating was not in Hong Kong’s original proposal (“the bid book”) because of concerns over the seating requirements stated in the Red Book.
After coordinating with the Federation of Gay Games as well as the International Gay Figure Skating Union, the Gay Games 11 Hong Kong 2022 team decided to host this sport with existing venue and making sure skaters from the LGBT+ community are well informed of some challenges an open venue may bring.
GGHK2022 team recognises the enormous impact of the Hong Kong public being blown away by the sight of same sex partners skating together in their shopping mall, that’s how Gay Games change the world.