Paris 2018 Official Visit to Israel

Presse Release: 07/06/2017

Contact: Jérémy Goupille,


Paris 2018 Official Visit to Israel

Tel Aviv welcomes Paris 2018 Co-President

From 7 to 14 June, 2017, the Israeli Embassy of Paris invite Manuel Picaud, Paris 2018 copresident, for a week of sharing and meeting in Tel Aviv.

An Official Visit using the Gay Games logo

As part of a cultural exchange between France and Israel in anticipation of next year’s Franco-Israeli Cultural Exchange, Manuel Picaud has been invited for a week of events in Tel Aviv by the Embassy of Israel in France, with support from the Institute français.

Program :

  • Visit of the Institute français in Tel Aviv
  • Visit of the LGBT Center and meetings with local sport associations
  • Televised interview on news channel « i24 News », Thursday, 8 June, at 20h45 local time in Tel Aviv (21h45 in Paris)
  • Pride Parade in Tel Aviv with the French Ambassador, Saturday, 9 June

This trip is an opportunity for Paris 2018 to promote its message to public institutions and organizations representing LGBT sport, including the promotion of the Gay Games values, and to invite everyone who shares these values to register for Paris 2018-Gay Games 10, a unique international event.



Paris 2018 is the tenth edition of the Gay Games, the largest international sport and culture event open to all. From 4 to 12 August, 2018, Paris will welcome 15000 participants from around the world for a festival of sport and culture with 36 sports, 14 cultural events, and an academic conference (from 1 – 3 August, in Paris City Hall).  Paris 2018 – Gay Games 10 is organized by a volunteer team, with support from the City of Paris, the Île-de- France Region, the national Ministry of Cities, Youth, and Sports, the Inter-Ministerial Delegate for Large Sporting Events, 36 national French Sport Federations, and in partnership with FSGL, the Fédération Sportive Gaie et Lesbienne, the LGBT Centre, Inter-LGBT, l’Autre Cercle, and the national student federation, FAGE.