2014 Gay Games

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Gay Games 9
Cleveland-Akron 2014
Host cityCleveland and Akron
CountryUnited States
Nations participatingmore than 60
Athletes participatingestimated 10,000
Opening ceremonyAugust 9, 2014 (2014-08-09)
Closing ceremonyAugust 16, 2014 (2014-08-16)
Gay Games VIII
Websitewww.gg9cle.com
 
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Gay Games 9
Cleveland-Akron 2014
Host cityCleveland and Akron
CountryUnited States
Nations participatingmore than 60
Athletes participatingestimated 10,000
Opening ceremonyAugust 9, 2014 (2014-08-09)
Closing ceremonyAugust 16, 2014 (2014-08-16)
Gay Games VIII
Websitewww.gg9cle.com

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.

Sponsors[edit]

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]

Events[edit]

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

EventLocation
Opening CeremonyQuicken Loans Arena
Ice SkatingWolstein Center
Track & FieldUniversity of Akron
SoftballFirestone Stadium

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