In 2019 the rainbow flag will fly over Rome, the Italian capital will host the 17th edition of the EuroGames. This event is organized under a license granted by EGLSF (European Gay Lesbian Sport Federation) and organized by GAYCS, LGBTIQ department of AICS – Italian Association of Sports Culture under the patronage and support of CONI (Italian National Olympic Committee), CIP (Italian Paralympic Committee), UNAR (National Racial Antidiscrimination Office), Lazio Region, Rome Capital and Federalberghi Rome and the main international federations and Italian LGBTIQ sports associations. EuroGames is an event open to everyone, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or age. After the great success of the last edition held in Helsinki, Rome will host athletes from Europe and the rest of the world united in sport in favor of civil rights.
The difference is that you don’t have to be a professional athlete to compete and in most sports you don’t have to qualify. Anyone can register for the Games to win, have fun, beat their own personal record or spend a holiday in one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
The 17th edition of the games will take place from 11 to 13 July 2019. The event will include 16 sports: Soccer A11-A5, Tennis, Volleyball, Basketball, Beach Volleyball, Swimming, Water Polo, Bowls, Badminton, Athletics, Bowling, Golf, Cycling, Marathon 5km-10km, Rugby, Dance Sports.
The various disciplines will take place in the largest sports centers in Rome, in high quality facilities, granted for use by CONI and Roma Capitale, as well as by any private entities. All sports centres will be easily accessible by bus and metro. At the end of the games will be held a marathon that will cross the city among the world famous historical monuments. For the entire duration of the event, the EuroGames Sport Village will be set up to host moments of entertainment, culture and music, as well as reception, food and beverage services, and the stands of sponsors and supporting partners. This space will be a meeting place for athletes, operators, citizens of Rome and all sports enthusiasts. As with all major competitions that respect each other, a major opening event will be organised before the start of the competitions, as will the closing ceremony with the handing over of the baton to the city of Düsseldorf, which will host the next edition of 2020.