Champions, let’s meet on July 31st


Press release: Paris – July 23, 2018

Champions, let's meet on July 31st at 17:00

It is with 2 stars on our heart that we invite you to play the prolongations of the festivities with Paris 2018. From August 4 to 12, the capital of the world cup winner will host the 10th edition of the Gay Games. More than 10 000 participants has registered on the different competitions and for festivities to celebrate diversity and inclusion in sport.

Paris 2018 invites you to meet the team on July 31st at 17:00, at Dad – restaurant located at the Cité de la Mode et du Design. We will inform you about the competitions and events that are going to take place during the week of Paris 2018. We will give a large part to answer your questions !

You will have the possibility to listen and to discuss with our partners:

  • Laura Flessel, Minister of Sports
  • Patrick Karam, Vice-President of the Ile-de-France
  • Bruno Julliard, 1st Secretary of the Mayor of the City Hall in Paris

We will expect you many to celebrate the launching of this international and consequent event!


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DAD – 32 Quai d’Austerlitz, 75013 Paris

Metro – Gare d’Austerlitz or Quai de la Gare

Parking – Auriol : 21 Rue Abel Gance, 75013 Paris / Austerlitz : 55 Quai d’Austerlitz, 75013 Paris


From 4 August to 12 August, 2018, Paris hosts the 10th edition of the GAY GAMES, the world’s largest sporting, cultural and festive event open to all, young or old, athlete or artist, experienced or novice, gay or straight. Since 1982, the Gay Games have brought together people from all over the world, with diversity, respect, equality, solidarity, and sharing.

Facing the world and the future, Paris and the Ile-de-France Region want to deliver GAY GAMES for the greatest number of people in the tradition of the spirit of Tom Waddell, its initiator, who dreamed of a world where the word equality would take its meaning, a world where the exclusion would no longer exist because of any difference.

With more than 10.000 participants and 300.000 spectators expected to come, this will ba a unique occasion to celebrate diversity in the capital of romance.

Thomas Mareau, Paris 2018 Press Officer,