Helsinki hosts EuroGames 2016
Helsinki has been chosen to be the host city for the international EuroGames 2016 with a slogan "Equal together - strong together". The event will be hosted by the Finnish gay and lesbian sport club HOT Helsinki.
The decision to appoint the games to Helsinki was made unanimously by the EGLSF, European Gay & Lesbian Sport Federation in its annual assembly in Antwerp in the beginning of March. In addition, Stockholm was chosen to host the EuroGames 2015. The event has never taken place in Scandinavia apart from the EuroGames organized in Copenhagen in 2003.
EuroGames, the European Gay & Lesbian Sports Championships, is the biggest sports event for the LGBTI people in Europe. The EuroGames 2016 event will be held in Helsinki from 29th of June to 2nd of July 2016.
The European Gay & Lesbian Sport Federation is a network that covers around 120 sport clubs from over 20 different European countries.
HOT Helsinki is a Finnish gay and lesbian sport club founded in 1997. The club represents all the Finnish gay and lesbian sport groups and has over 350 members. HOT Helsinki is a member of the EGLSF.