2014 Gay Games

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Gay Games 9
Cleveland-Akron 2014
Host city Cleveland and Akron
Country United States
Nations participating more than 60
Athletes participating estimated 10,000
Opening ceremony August 9, 2014 (2014-08-09)
Closing ceremony August 16, 2014 (2014-08-16)
Website www.gg9cle.com
Gay Games VIII

According to the Federation of Gay Games, fourteen cities expressed interest in hosting the 2014 Gay Games (Gay Games IX). During its annual meeting in Cape Town on 28 October 2008, the FGG announced that four cities made the deadline and were thus in the running to host the games: Boston, Cleveland, Miami, and Washington, DC. Of these cities, Boston, Cleveland, and Washington, DC submitted bid books by the deadline. The FGG selected Cleveland as the host city in September 2009 during its annual meeting in Cologne, Germany.


On April 13, 2013, the Cleveland Foundation announced a USD $250,000 grant as the presenting sponsor of the event, to be known as "the 2014 Gay Games presented by the Cleveland Foundation".[1] This is the first time the Gay Games have benefited from a presenting sponsor.

Also announced as a major sponsor is Ernst & Young, with cash and in-kind services.[2]


The event will feature more than 35 sports, band and choral competitions, and community and cultural events throughout the Cleveland and Akron areas.

Event Location
Opening Ceremony Quicken Loans Arena
Ice Skating Wolstein Center
Track & Field University of Akron
Softball Firestone Stadium


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Cleveland Foundation Awards $250,000 Grant to the 2014 Gay Games". The Cleveland Foundation. 2013-10-04. Retrieved 2014-06-29. 
  2. ^ "Ernst & Young to sponsor 2014 Gay Games - insidethegames.biz - Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth Games News". insidethegames.biz. 2013-04-16. Retrieved 2014-06-29. 
  3. ^ [1][dead link]
  4. ^ "Cleveland, Ohio to Host 2014 Gay Games| Gay News". Towleroad. 2009-09-29. Retrieved 2014-06-29. 

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