1. Artistic Swimming
3. Open Water Swimming
4. Swimming / Pink Flamingo
5. Water Polo
6. Marathon: Half
7. Marathon: Full
8. Road Race: 5km
9. Road Race: 10km
10. Track & Field
11. Trail Running *
12. Basketball/Wheelchair Basketball
13. Dodgeball *
14. Football (Soccer)
15. Rugby Sevens
18. Bowling Ten Pin
19. Cheerleading *
20. Combined Sports: Triathlon
21. Dance Sport
22. eSports *
23. Figure Skating
26. Martial Arts
27. Physique Bodybuilding
32. Table Tennis
34. Dragon Boat Racing *
* New sport (see below)
RULES & REQUIREMENTS
Working with our International LGBT+ sports organisations, the requirements and rules of each sport will be announced to the community on our website.
INFO & CONTACT
For questions related to specific sports, please email our Sports Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
The aim is to open registration two years prior to the event, (so in November 2020, for the event to be held in November 2022). Stay tuned and sign up to our newsletter to receive the latest news about the Gay Games 11 Hong Kong 2022.
If you like to join our organisation as a volunteer, please have a look at our vacancies.
WHY THESE SPORTS?
As much as the Gay Games 11 Hong Kong 2022 wants to make the first Gay Games in Asia a fulfilling event for the Gay Games community, we have decided to limit ourselves to these 36 sports and focus on making each one of them memorable experience for as many people as possible.
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.
E-Sports have 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 e-sport 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.
The Gay Games 11 Hong Kong 2022 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.