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Marcoussis: Emmanuel Macron, “You are not the favorites … trust you, because I trust you.”

President of the Republic Emmanuel Macron visited Marcoussis this Thursday to welcome the XV of France before his departure for Japan and the World Cup.

Emmanuel Macron, accompanied by Sports Minister Roxana Maracineanu and hosted at the Marcoussis National Rugby Center (Essonne) by French Rugby Federation President Bernard Laporte, welcomed the group of 31 players selected for the competition and the staff of the selector Jacques Brunel.

15 days before the start of the World Cup in Rugby, Japan, from September 20 to November 2, the head of state has been keen to encourage the players.

The President of the Republic then gave a brief speech before having lunch with the XV of France, which has been showing disappointing results for several years.” You are not the favorites of this competition. And you’ve been shaken up lately, we also know it, including all the comments we’ve read and I know how offensive it can be,” added Emmanuel Macron.

“But I know one thing, that in sports, nothing is ever written. It’s not just in sport you’ll tell me, but in sport it’s also true,” he continued, urging them to “trust you and the collective.”

“I don’t need to have the French team playing games,” he even quipped. “I also expect this individual and collective demand from you,” added Emmanuel Macron, urging players to wear “the values that make rugby, this collective, this solidarity, this humility, this commitment.” “Never forget that you are wearing much more than just your jersey,” the head of state emphasized: “an entire nation is watching you.”

“There won’t be a waiting phase, you know it well, like me. From the first match we’ll be in the hard place and we’ll know if we’re there or not. So now it’s up to you to play. Good competition, good cut and do the best! We’ll all be behind you,” he concluded.

The names of the 31 Blue people selected for the Rugby World Cup in Japan. On Monday, September 2, Jacques Brunel, the French union’s breeder, unveiled the list of tricolored players selected to participate in the competition that starts on September 20.

Louis Picamoles, one of the most experienced players of the XV of France, was finally chosen, as was Yacouba Camara and Wenceslas. The six players evicted are the pillar Dany Priso (La Rochelle), the 2nd line Romain Taofifenua (Toulon) and Félix Lambey (Lyon), the 3rd line François Cros (Toulouse), the rear or wing Vincent Rattez (La Rochelle), and the opening or center of Toulon Anthony Belleau.

Forward: Jefferson Poirot (Bordeaux-Bègles), Cyril Baille (Toulouse), Guilhem Guirado (Montpellier/cap.), Camille Chat (Racing 92), Peato Mauvaka (Toulouse), Emerick Setiano (Toulon), Rabah Slimani (Clermont), Demba Bamba (Lyon), Sébastien Ve ahaamahina (Clermont), Bernard Le Roux (Racing 92), Paul Gabrillagues (Stade Français), Arthur Iturria (Clermont), Wenceslas Lauret (Racing 92), Yacouba Camara (Montpellier), Charles Ollivon (Toulon), Grégory Alldritt (La Rochelle), Louis Picamoles (Montpellier) pellier).

Back: Antoine Dupont (Toulouse), Baptiste Serin (Toulon), Maxime Machenaud (Racing 92), Romain Ntamack (Toulouse), Camille Lopez (Clermont), Wesley Fofana (Clermont), Gaël Fickou (Stade Français), Virimi Vakatawa (Racing 92), Soy fiane Guitoune (Toulouse), Yoann Huget (Toulouse), Damian Penaud (Clermont), Alivereti Raka (Clermont), Thomas Ramos (Toulouse), Maxime Medard (Toulouse).

The 31 players selected by the XV of France to compete for the World Cup (September 20 November 2) arrived in Marcoussis on Wednesday for the last preparation block before their departure on Saturday for Japan.


Thailand: Buddhist funeral of Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha for a week

The players and a part of Leicester’s staff attended in Thailand the funeral of club owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, who died last Saturday.

This ceremony will last several days, at Thepsirin temple, accompanied by chants of Buddhist monks.

The body of Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, killed in the accident of his helicopter after attending a game in Leicester City, will then be kept for 100 days before his cremation. Members of the English club team they flew to Bangkok on Saturday night after a game against Cardiff City club.

Players and a part of Leicester’s staff attended the funeral in Thailand on Sunday.
Coach Claude Puel and striker Jamie Vardy have been seen in the temple in Bangkok where the ceremony, which will last a week. The group traveled to Thailand on Saturday after their victory against Cardiff City (1-0).

Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, was the fifth richest man in Thailand, according to the Forbes ranking, with a fortune estimated at nearly $ 5 billion. He had built in a few decades a very lucrative “duty-free” empire, King Power, in a monopoly situation in the airports of this country visited each year by tens of millions of tourists.

The “success story” of the English club Leicester, which he managed to climb in the lead of the English Football Championship, has also played a lot in the creation of the myth Vichai in recent years.

Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha



Caddies and clubs have appointment on the practice of the National Golf for the 42ème Ryder Cup

The 42ème edition of Ryder Cup is held with the national Golf of SaintQuentininYvelines, in France on the course Albatross, refitted for the occasion.

This edition is organized in continental Europe, for the second time after Ryder Cup 1997 in Spain. It joins together twelve of the best American players against twelve of the best European players over three days from September 28th to September 30th.

To date, Jim Furyk and his team are the titleholders. The American team is made up of Tiger Wood, old number 1 world, absent from the two last editions but whose return remains still an unknown factor in spite of its 9 victories and 1 no one in 26 doubles; Phil Mickelson, his former lefthanded rival; World Dustin Johnson, numéro1; Patrick Reed; three young people of 25 years (Jordan Spieth, Bryson de Chambeau and Justin Thomas) but also Brooks Koepka, victorious triple into major and Rickie Fowler, Bubba Watson, Webb Simpson and Tony Finau.

Visavis American, the European team carried out by the Dane Thomas Bjørn, first Dane to represent Europe in this test where it made there his beginnings with Severiano Ballesteros in 1997 in Spain. It is made up of 5 British: Justin Rose, Tyrrell Hatton, Tommy Fleetweed, Paul Casey, Ian Poulter; 2 Swedes: Alex Norénk, Henrik Stenson; 2 Spanishs: Sergio Garcia, Jon Rahm; 1 Irishman: Rory McIlroy; 1 Italian: Francesco Molinari and 1 Dane: Thorbjorn Olesen.

The Americans display one 11th average world place with 6 representatives in the top 10 world, of which the number 1 Dustin Johnson. The United States adds up 31 Major for 9 different players, whereas Europe counts of them only 4 in top 10 and 8 Major.

For this edition, the golfic small structures were put at the honor, were invited by FFGolf with the National Golf for a friendly meeting and to follow the opening ceremony of Ryder Cup. Since the French candidature for Ryder Cup, 100 small structures were put ahead to develop the practice of the golf in France and since the choice was made on National Golf, the number of the structures increased. 98 structures of 9 holes, one takes into account 17,000 new players attracted by the proximity and the attractive prices.

On the model of the golf of the Gazebo close to Turns, other structures like those of St Gregoire close to Rennes or Idron close to Pau developed with teachers, directors and greenkeeper. One observes there the development of the golf near the children and from school with the slogans Come as you are.

Ryder Cup has a little more than 100 years, it draws his name from his inventor, the English Samuel Ryder, seed merchant who started to play at the 50 years age and medical regulation. At the request of the players, decides to offer a surmounted trophy of the silhouette of its professor, Abe Mitchell, to officialize the matches. Since the Twenties until our days, it marked the history of the golf and this year for the first time, it is posed with the National Golf of St Quentin in Yvelines in France.
The first Ryder Cup disputed in Massachusetts in 1927 in Worcester Country Club and saw the victory of the USA against the United Kingdom. Stopped during the Second World War, it begins again in 1947. Europe come out there in 1979 (Europe/USA) after the first Ryder Cup accommodated in Scotland in 1973 and some changes on the level of the selection and in 1997, continental Europe accommodates for the first time the competition in Spain. In 1999, Jean Van de Velve is first selected French. Another interruption intervenes in 2001, Ryder Cup envisaged eight days after September 11th, was pushed back at 2002. In 2004, Thomas Levet is the first tricolour winner of a European team the decision to choose France country host for 2018 was taken May 17th, 2011. It was competing with Germany, Sweden, Portugal, the Netherlands and Spain. In 2014, Victor Dubuisson gave in Scotland a new victory of Europe.

In addition, there exists also a Junior Ryder Cup who will dispute at the same time. Created and officialized in 1995 in 1997, she opposes players European and American, each team is composed of six boys and six girls of less than 18 years. The Ryder Cup Junior 2018, accommodated by the golf of Disneyland Paris, will mark to it tenth edition of the tournament.

For this 42 ème edition, Ryder Cup is held with the National Golf from September 25th to September 30th, 2018, course of the Albatross which comprises 18 holes (the first 6 holes call the attack, the 6 following the multiplication of the occasions of birdie and the 6 last the possibility of defending oneself to defend until an end particularly exciting More than 50,000 spectators are expected there.
The National Golf designed by the architect Hubert Chesneau and his consultant R. Von Hagge on the original model of a stage of golf, is the only golf in the World to receive the World championships Amateur by teams (1994), her Open National who attracts the best players of the world since 1991 each year, Ryder Cup (2018) and the Olympic Games (2024).

In Paris, the town hall installed place of the Town hall a Village of initiation to the golf from September 20th to September 30th, opened the every day of 11:00 to 19:00 on 2.500m ² where professionals of the golf and the voluntary ones will accommodate all those which wish to share animations and games organized competitions. A giant screen is installed there in order to follow the competitions. It was inaugurated in the presence of JeanFrançois Martins, associated with Maire de Paris in charge of the Sport, of Tourism and the Olympic Games and Paralympiques, JeanLou Charon, President of the French federation of golf (ffgolf) and Pascal Grizot, President of the Commission Ryder Cup France 2018 and VicePrésident of the ffgolf.

Nets of practice, a zone of putting of precision, competitions of outputs of bunker, approaches, of long putt, of drive, simulators, a course of 9 holes reconstituted, a space especially conceived for the children, a photo animation as well as the reproduction of the last four holes of the National Golf, so much dreaded by the champions, are reproduced there.

The opening ceremony took place with the National Golf Thursday the 27th under the direction of David Ginola who changed for the occasion his behaviour of former footballer against that of master of ceremony. After a concert of Kaiser Chiefs, the passage of the Patrol of France and the Marseillaise, the 2 captains, Thomas Bjorn for Europe, and Jim Furyk for the United States, arrived on scene. At this point in time the American Anthem resounded followed by the Ode to the Joy; the composition of the teams is then stated and an ovation is done with the announcement of the name of the great champion Tigger Woods. Among Europeans, this his McIlroy and Poulter which are applauded. Lastly, the President of the regional council of Ile de France, Valérie Pécresse takes the floor.

A dinner of official reception to the Castle of Versailles in the decoration of the Orangery then brought together 1200 guests among whom Kurt Russel or Samuel L.Jackson was who had gained the match of the celebrities Tuesday. After the speeches, a succulent meal was useful. The evening ended in a splendid fireworks drawn with the top from the fountains, park and gardens.

As of Friday the 28th at 8:00 10, place à la first transfer of the meetings. From now on club, practice, caddy, hole, handicap will not be unknown any more with our vocabulary.

Henrik Stenson

Paul Casey
Henrik Stenson
Paul Casey
Henrik Stenson


Brescoudos Bike Week with Agde, Edition 2018

The 30ième edition of Brescoudos Bike Week passed to Agde, the quays, the Historic center, the Place of the Navy are like each year it appointment of the motorcyclists. Harley Davidson, Goldwing and Japonaises are well represented. Brescoudos like to be found each year to share their passion of the motorcycles. The Cap dAgde being one of the most important European gatherings.

The Cap dAgde and the area accommodated their traditional gathering Harley Davidson and Goldwing of Brescoudos Bike Week also called the BBW from August 27th to September 2nd, 2018, on the initiative of Club the Brescoudos with the support of the partners, sponsors, tradesmen and the Town of Agde.

Brescoudos Bike Week proposes to the motorcyclists of stroll through Herault and the Aude. They could discover all the diversity of the maritime landscapes and the vineyards. The motorcyclists could discover and benefit from the regional products as well as many animations.

The first edition took place at the end of the Eighties, it was made up of 7 motorcyclists. Thereafter, this gathering was packed and in a few years, several hundreds of motorcycles come from about sixty French departments, of Spain, of Switzerland, of Belgium, of Italy, of Germany. At the end of the Eighties, Brescoudos had decided to make a grill giantess, that was transformed into weekend, then in several days. Strolls transformed itself into week organized while being free.

The BBW is also it appointment of the most beautiful motorcycles, of most beautiful paintings, the most beautiful accessories of the BBW without forgetting the looks of hell.

At the origin, the club of Harley Davidson was born with the Center Port from the Cap dAgde. The motorcyclists gave him the name of Brescoudos, from the proximity of Strong Brescou, built in 1586 by the Viscount of Merry, on a volcanic small island.

The gathering of Brescoudos has evolved to become the BBW for a few years. The motorcyclists became more numerous to feast and to benefit from the area through stroll, the visits of the vineyards, villages and other tourist places of Herault and the Aude.

Brescoudos Bike Week, it was more than 500 terminals of happiness in 9 days. The passion of the motorcycle.



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Gay Games 10 closure

Gay Games 10 finished Saturday, August 11 by the speeches of the assistant of the mayor of Paris in charge of the international relations, Patrick Klugman as well as copresidents of the Gay Games 2018, Pascal Reinteau and Manuel Picaud but also of the copresidents of the Federation of the Gay Games, Joanie Evans and Sean Fitzgerald which thanked Paris for its reception.  A great show of fence realized by the members of many sports clubs LGBT (160 voluntaryartists) followed.

The journalist and stimulating Alex Taylor were the master of ceremony in front of more than 8,000 spectators, all participants, come with their medals to attend the ceremony. After the official discourses, the flag of the Gay Games was taken down and passed to the hands of the representatives of Hong Kong who will accommodate the 11th edition of the Gay Games in 4 years and will mark the 40 years of the institution. It will be the first town of Asia to receive in 2022 the first games of diversity on the continent of Asia. Paris

After the announcement of the humorist originating in Hong Kong Sony Chan, one could attend the famous dance of the lions then on the screens with the extinction of the flame for the 4 next years.
The show could then started, various participating associations (Let Dance to us, Paris Watery, Aqua Homo or Paname Boxing Club) follow one another on various tables (Paris city of the love and diversity, French cuisine, Cancan, Anthem with the love, the Revolution, freedom leading the people of Delacroix, pastoral landscapes) to the sound of original soundtracks like La La Land or of tubes of Britney Spears or Senile Lady After the show, the participants could continue to dance and celebrate their medals to the sound of the music of the DJ and for those which wished it to go to the evening of fence to the Docks.

During this week of Gay Games, more than 54,000 people visited the Village on the square of the Town hall where they could take part in animations, to meet athletes, artists and voluntary but also to attend 3 different shows each evening.

With regard to the participants, one counts more than 13,000 people including 10,000 athletes and more than 3,000 voluntary of all nationalities, any age and any kind, showing that for these games of diversity, one was all equal and that the equality in the sport and the nondiscrimination of it were the principal goals. The prize lists were produced by tests and not by country.
In addition, 200 media of 30 different countries throughout the world covered this edition 2018.
All the definite figures will be known in September. It will be the occasion to present the 18 the 3 days proposals resulting of conference on the topic Sport and Diversity.



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GAY GAMES: the tests ended and the champions are not the one of the newspapers

The 10th edition of the Gay Games is closed Sunday in Paris. The occasion to introduce athletes who made solidarity their more great victory.

They do not do the one of the newspapers, are not recognized in the street, when well even they raise several medals around the neck. There is not their destiny, and they make fun about it well. Since August 4th, Paris accommodates the 10th edition of the Gay Games and more than 10,000 athletes.

At the edge of the track of athletics of the Charléty stage, JeanPierre Grasland, French icon of the athletics in world LGBT are requested of all shares, it must run for all to supervise a little everywhere. Not easy to catch it with the flight to speak a few minutes. JeanPierre Grasland, 55 years, is not member of the Steering Committee of the Gay Games, but, with good to look at there, it is a personality essential to the good progress of the tests of athletics.

In the heat of the Charléty stage, the French takes part in his tenth Games of diversity. He did not flunk the least edition since 1998. Determined on the track, JeanPierre Grasland outwards devotes his energy to support other athletes confronted with the obstacles of the life. I registered with the Gay Games of the homosexual runners without papers which live very difficult moments. I have responsibility towards them. And that exceeds the framework of the athletics. I become a person implied in their combat. A discrete emotion is read then on its face.

It is very rare that a man of my age has his place, spent 35 years, it is difficult to be integrated, he concedes. During the Gay Games, and overall to each competition LGBT, I can run one 100 m, jump of the hedges then to go to launch the weight without one taking to me for insane even if with the Gay Games, it acts of a throw of handbag, which is very funny. This show represents a pleasure, it proves that we are human and social; an example which shows that we know to live together in the company. There is not a test of athletics to which this accustomed Gay Games was not tested in its career.

Gabriel takes part the Gay Games proof. Originating in Romania, Gabriel takes part for the first time this year in the Gay Games in Paris. Arrived to France in 2004 it found joy and life, and in 2005, it meets Philippe in Paris where they live a true life of couple together. At the time of these games, it gained a money medal for France, country for which it took part.

Doctor, integrated well in the company, it was not afraid to be badly understood, it even explained to the family that it was gay. Once I was accepted like gay by the family, they still showed me the love and visited me to France. My brother, my mother, my father or of the parents understand that a doctor who has a different sexual orientation, succeeded in showing that he is not a mentally ill, as considers it the Rumanian company.

In Romania a person on ten in community LGBT has the courage to announce her sexual orientation.  The fear and the shame of their family or discrimination and the homophobia which they bring in a country considered as democratic, show today that Romania does not follow the human rights as a member country of the European Union, but aligns itself on corruption. Homosexuality rest taboos in Romania.

In Russia, homosexuality was regarded a crime and as a mental illness until 1999. Since 2013, a law in addition punishes fines and prison sentences any act of homosexual propaganda near the minors. For certain Russians, gay being is abnormal, immoral, it is almost a disease. However, Vladimir* succeeded in gaining the bronze medal for Russia, but it fears to be discovered by the family since her arrival in Paris.
It does not remain me any more that to benefit from these extremely marvellous moments lived here at the time of the Gay Games, I do not regret I am very strong to cope with an obstacle after my return to the country.

*Le first name was modified.


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Cheerleading with the Gay Games Paris 2018

Cheerleading is a sporting event at the American base which gathers dance, acrobatics, gymnastics and song.

The cheerleading appeared fine 19th century around the years 1880 in the universities for men of the NorthEast of the United States.  Practised originally by white men, it was used to encourage the sporting teams of which those of footvball American. In order to avoid the aggressiveness and of the brawls, the players substitutes decided to launch encouragements and slogans since the benches of key, for the first time at the university of Princeton. A few years later, the principle is introduced at the university of Minnesota where is born the first flaps sporting in 1898 which will be made up of six cheerleders only male.

It is in 1903 that is born the first fraternity from cheerleaders, Gamma Sigma. The women will make their appearance in 1923 In 1934 there, the French club of female sport, Fémina Sport, understands a section of 64 Girls. After the foundation of the National Cheerleaders Association in 1948, one counted 52 women with the conference the following year in Texas where are created the first specific uniforms and the movement of dance (herkie of the name of the founder of the NCA) as well as the Spirit Stick (pilot stick). All the country adopts this new sport, rather female in the Sixties in the secondary schools. The pompom of vinyl will be added in 1965 and of the professional teams of pom pom girls are created by the national league of football (NFL). For the first time in 1978, CBS presents a championship.

Although the women account for 97% of the cheerleaders, the men are present to carry out certain lifting figures requiring more force.

Nowadays, in the United States, one counts approximately 1.5 millionde cheerleaders only in division AllStar to which the million divisions specific to the schools is added. Link of the culture and the American sport, this activity extended to international of which Belgium, Germany, Australia, China, Colombia, France (the beginnings go back to the Eighties and the discipline federated by the FFFA (French federation of American football) received the approval of the ministry for Youth and the Sports in 2008), Japan, New Zealand, Canada or the Netherlands, which join together more than 100,000 cheerleaders.

This discipline was retained as of the first edition of the Gay Games in 1982 for what it represents in diversity without exclusiveness in age nor of sex (since March 2018, of the men were integrated starting with 2 dancers at Rams of Los Angeles into this date), but coeducation exists since decades at the LGBT.

For the 10th edition of the Gay Games, the test of the cheerleading was held the 3rd day at the Charlety stage (13th) as of 10:00; it was possible to attend the heating before the demonstrations which proceeded as from 17:30. The cheerleading was part of the 36 disciplines represented with Gay Games 10, it gathered 130 participants in teams female, male or mixed, the only condition to be registered was to be cheerleader except Gay Games but any age limit. Each service of 1à 2mn 30 made it possible to be plunged in the environment of the American campuses.

After the splendid services, each member of the first three teams received a gold medal, of money or bronze.


The Village of the Gay Games 2018 accommodated its first concerts and animation Sunday evening

For its 10th edition, the Gay Games are accommodated in Paris from August 4th to August 12th with conferences which were taken place with the Town hall during 3 days before the official unveiling on August 4th at the Stage Jean Bouin in Paris (75016).

As with each edition, an Olympic village is organized, in Paris, it is held on the square of the Town hall during the week during which place the competitions will take and will be opened with all, (Parisian, visitors, partners, voluntary and participating) the every day of 10:00 to 18:00. From this hour, it will offer to the public until 23:00, every evening, various shows, concerts and animations.

On more 12.000m ², many events are proposed to the public children and to adults who will be able to thus discover sports and cultural. Meetings of initiation or working but also of the medical boards and of prevention will be proposed there. Demonstrations of sports for people in situation of handicap.

From 6 p.m. and until closing (23h), 2 shows and a theme party will follow one another the every day. The topics will be different each days and accessible to all public.

On August 4th, Maire de Paris inaugurated the village square of the Town hall accompanied by the Minister for the sports, Laura Flessel, of the Minister for Health, Agnès Buzin as well as his assistants and copresidents of the Gay Games, Pascale Reinteau and Manuel Picaud.

The French capital accommodates for the first time these games, the first edition took place with San Francisco in 1982 then 4 other times in the United States and in Canada, Netherlands, Australia and Germany.  Paris has prepared the arrival of the Gay Games for 5 years and the mayor is proud to receive a sports event and cultural which counts among largest in the world. With this occasion, more than 10,000 participants come from the 5 continents fell under the 36 disciplines and more than 50,000 visitors are expected, Paris was elected besides the gay city friendly in the world by Misterb&b last July.

After the visit of the stands and the speeches, Rainbow Run started with the reading of the people missing because of AIDS, the race of homage bringing together 1,400 people left the Town hall to go place of the Harmony. This international memory race takes place every 4 years at the time of the Gay Games and Paris also accommodates it for the first time since its creation in 1990; she pays homage to all the missings of the AIDS of which the artist Keith Haring, the militant lesbian Rikki Streicher and Dr. Tom Waddell, founder of the Gay Games, May also victims of the discrimination and breast cancer.

Before the race, according to the tradition installation at the time of the 1st edition, a patchwork of the names is deployed and the participants in the race can affix there the name of a missing person which they wish to remember.

After the evening of grand opening of August 4th at the stage Jean Bouin, the tests started Sunday morning. Among them were, the oar and the triathlon. The 5 at the evening, 3 shows took place at the village starting with a musical production, followup of the show organized by association ENIPSE (National team of Intervention in Prevention and Health) presented the show the Games of the Love, play diversified animated by a team of artists committed and carried out by Karamel Lady, to diffuse messages of prevention in the tradition of the show One will find the team several times at the village during the event but also in the Marsh, not far from there. Paris Madnesses was dedicated to the Madnesses Shepherdesses enclosed the evening.

Monday evening, the fashion is put in the star with a show and a procession at 7 p.m. then the show It is Magic Tuesday evening, a show around the world will introduce the drums of Japan followed by a duet of fado queer and the show Stopovers to Paris

The village of the Gay Games will close down after the evening of fence for the participants which will be held on August 11th around 17:00.

Anne Hidalgo accompanied by the Minister for the sports, Laura Flessel, of the Minister for Health, Agnès Buzin and Manuel Picaud
Manuel Picaud and the Minister for the sports, Laura Flessel, of the Minister for Health, Agnès Buzin
Anne Hidalgo accompanied by the Minister for the sports, Laura Flessel, of the Minister for Health, Agnès Buzin, Pascale Reinteau and Manuel Picaud
Le Village of the Gay Games 2018: Anne Hidalgo accompanied by the Minister for the sports, Laura Flessel, of the Minister for Health, Agnès Buzin, Pascale Reinteau and Manuel Picaud… etc
L’ association ENIPSE (National team of Intervention in Prevention and Health) presented the show “the Games of the Love, play diversified” animated by a team of artists committed and carried out by Karamel Lady
L’ association ENIPSE (National team of Intervention in Prevention and Health) presented the show “the Games of the Love, play diversified” animated by a team of artists committed and carried out by Karamel Lady
L’ association ENIPSE (National team of Intervention in Prevention and Health) presented the show “the Games of the Love, play diversified” animated by a team of artists committed and carried out by Karamel Lady
L’ association ENIPSE (National team of Intervention in Prevention and Health) presented the show “the Games of the Love, play diversified” animated by a team of artists committed and carried out by Karamel Lady
L’ association ENIPSE (National team of Intervention in Prevention and Health) presented the show “the Games of the Love, play diversified” animated by a team of artists committed and carried out by Karamel Lady





Gay Games: opening ceremony of the 10th edition of “World of diversity”

Paris celebrated the kickoff of the 10th edition of the Gay Games, Saturday evening, for the first time, the French capital accommodates this week of sporting event to fight against discriminations and the stereotypes towards people LGBT (Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transsexual).

More than 10,000 participants originating in 90 countries, of which some where homosexuality illegal or is repressed, have to take part in this go sporting militant intended to fight against the stereotypes and discriminations and hatred towards people LGBT+.

It is the first time that the Gay Games, created in 1982 in San Francisco, are organized in the French capital. This 10th edition was launched in this hot Parisian evening by an opening ceremony at the stage JeanBouin, in presence in particular of the mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo, of the Minister for the Sports Laura Flessel,   and of the dressmaker JeanPaul Gaultier.

The evening was followed of a procession of the sportsmen, of which some were disguised and made up or agitated balloons and ribbons rainbow.

San Francisco opens the procession as it is the tradition, followup of New York and of the 50 other states, which constitute the Federation of the USA, cross the stage.

The applause is strong in front of the Russian sportsmen, as strong as represents their courage to take part in this kind of meetings taking into consideration discrimination whose they are the subject with the daily newspaper.

Agitation still with the 5 representatives of Algeria, the strong strong Chinese delegation, Angola or Saudi Arabia Where to live its life simply can induce prison sentence and even lead to death.

Spanish, Norwegian, the Australian ones, the Ukrainians, the Belgians, Rumanian and much of others benefit from their happiness. Photographs of groups or selfies. The halts are numerous like stopping time, to make last the pleasure, to be there, together and time is stretched

The applause is strong in front of the 2336 French sportsmen, who start to press the stage. The spectators upright, French époumonent themselves. The tears appear on the faces.

This demonstration, which proceeds every four years, gathers sportsmen come from the whole world and all sexual orientations, without distinction. More than 10,000 participants in the program, 36 tests organized in any Paris like swimming, the athletics, football or tennis, will be held all the week in the 67 sites located in IledeFrance, and in Le Havre for tests of veil.

This welcoming atmosphere is found in front of the Town hall. On the square, a true Olympic village was established. Between two concerts, the participants cross discuss, laugh, sing etc the principle is to invite everyone to celebrate the differences.

At the beginning, this event was created to fight against discriminations in the sport, to make move mentalities, to break the stereotypes which one can have, explains Pascale Reinteau, coprésidente Gay Games. There are also men who make synchronized swimming, of the same couples sex which make dance, figure skating etc It is an event open to everyone.

And by breaking the codes, by including more diversity in the disciplines, the Gay Games want to also show the example with all the professional sports. According to an Australian study, 19% of homosexual and 9% of the lesbians questioned stated to have undergone of physical violences on sports grounds.

Nearly 9,500 people in majority LGB (lesbians, gays and bisexual) were questioned for this study carried out on the initiative of the organizing committee of an international tournament of gay Rugby in Sydney. Most between them come from Australia, of Great Britain, of Ireland, of New Zealand and the United States. Approximately 19% of homosexual and 9% of the lesbians questioned stated to have undergone of physical violences while 27% of homosexual and 16% of the lesbians evoked verbal threats.

The sporting village was inaugurated Saturday morning on the square of the Town hall, where then took place the International Memorial Rainbow Run, a race dedicated to the victims of the AIDS, breast cancer and discriminations.

Each competition will be disputed by groups of level, but all the sportsmen will see themselves giving a medal. We want to promote the going beyond oneself rather than the victory at all costs, explained Pascale Reinteau, coprésidente event.

Throughout the week, animations citizens, sporting and cultural, opened with all will be organized on the square of the Town hall, window of this event equipped with a budget of 4 million euros. It is also there that will take place the closing ceremony on August 11th, which will be followed one evening to the Docks of Paris.


Premier Adjoint à la Maire de Paris – Bruno Julliard
HIDALGO et Jean-Paul Gaultier


Wendy Sitti


Opening of the 10th edition of the Gay Games on August 1st in Paris

The 10th edition of the Gay Games is held in Paris from August 1st to August 12th and will be inaugurated on August 4th at the stage Jean Bouin in the 16th district of Paris. The selected topic is inclusion, the respect of diversity and the celebration of the sport quelquesoit its membership sexual.

The Gay Games take place every 4 years and are organized since 1982 different cities and continents. 4 years ago, the 9th edition was held in Cleveland in the United States and accommodated 51 delegations of 48 states. The singer Lance Bass made the unveiling, proposing the fact that the Gay Games represent a means of fight against the prejudices and president Barak Obama made a point of underlining the projection towards the equal rights for the LGBT.

For Gay Games 10, Paris decided to put the small dishes in the large ones by waiting until 2024; 300,000 people are expected and a village will be installed from August 3rd to August 11th on the square of the Town hall of Paris and it will be the occasion for all (participating, Parisian, tourists and voluntary.) to take part in animations of which concerts or initiations with certain sports. The appointment is given the every day of 10 to 18:00 out of the 12,000 m ² of the square and of 18 at 23:00, it will be possible to assist each evening to 2 shows and 1 theme party. The closing ceremony booked to the participants will proceed on Saturday, August 11 at the end of the afternoon on the square whereas that of opening (gathering of the participants, procession of the athletes of more than 80 nationalities, speech of the official ones.) is accommodated by the stage Jean Bouin as from 16:00. A great show of opening will follow itself from there to the Large palace which can accommodate more than 5600 people, animated by the most known DJ of the international gay scene, Offer Nissim. He will be accompanied by the singers Maya Simantov, Meital de Razon, Riki Ben Ari and Ivana Lola and the opening will be ensured by Kingstone and Teddy J, both DJ resident at RedWolf.

Another evening, booked exclusively with participating will take place on August 8th on board Pontoon of a capacity of 1,500 people, a great tombola will be organized. Lastly, an evening of fence will take place with to the Docks the 11 at the evening and will last until the morning, 8,000 people are expected there.

Concerning the sporting event, 36 sports (Dive, free water, swimming, swimming synchronized, water polo, athletics (5 km & 10 km, semi & marathon), track & field, badminton, basketball, beach volleyball, bowling, box, cycling, VTT, sporting dance, work hard, field hockey, figure skating, football, golf, handball, judo, hockey, martial arts, game of bowls, Pink Flamingo, roller derby, roller chases, oar, Rugby with seven, veil, softball, squash, table tennis, tennis, triathlon, urban dance, volley ball, fight) will be represented during these meetings that it is in Paris or in the area.

As with each edition, a race rainbow will open the games mixing cycling, walk on foot, race and rollerskating, at the beginning of the Town hall then street of Rivoli, crossing the Tuileries Gardens, then going down again via the banks of the Seine on Paris beach to return place of the Town hall. This race pays homage to the artist Keith Haring, militant Rikki Streicher and with Dr. Tom Waddell, the founder of the Gay Games.

Side constant watery sports Pa the FFN, go to Montreuil at the nautical stage Maurice Thorez but also at the base of leisures the Vairy ones on the Marne for the freestyle but also with the lake located between the channel St Martin and the channel of Ourcq.

The competitions mixed and female of water polo will be held in 2 Parisian swimming pools: the swimming pool Georges Vallerey, and the swimming pool Roger Le Gall. Realized by the clubs of swimming, synchro, water polo, free water and dive, on the topic of French KIS, large final Pink Flamingo will attract a majority of spectators at the end of the week of competitions.

Nearly 400 people the disciplines of Tennis will be shared, Basketball and football while softball, bowling in Indy Paris the Vault and face of the Seine, rollercourse, sporting dance with the Japy gymnasium or game of bowls with the Arenas of Lutèce will attract other participants in Parisian places.

Tests will proceed out of the Paris region as in Le Havre (76) for the sail for the first time at sea free with the partnership of the League of Veil of Normandy, with a hundred participants. In Paris region, the golf course Boulie close to Versailles (78) will accommodate the tests while Aren Ice, skating rink of Cergy (95) will be the theatre of the competitions of hockey.

The first 3 days will be booked with international conferences around the sport and diversity from August 1st to August 3rd. They will take place in the living rooms of the Town hall with the participation of 54 speakers (doctors, researchers, militants and practitioners as well as representatives of the public institutions and movement sporting Olympic or national of which the FSGL or Federation Sport for all, it InterLGBT, the AFL). On the whole, 11 subjects will be broached and 200 people are expected. At the end of these 3 days, the Call of Paris 2018 for the sport for all, text of conclusion, will be established and will mention 18 specific proposals made public on Saturday, August 11, 2018 during the closing ceremony of Gay Games 10. After that, philosophical coffees will take the continuation for example in the form of exhibitions.

Program of these 3 days:
August 1st: The sport, tool for fight against discrimination
 Decriminalization of homosexuality to the equal rights
it sporting movement LGBT against all discriminations
Emancipation by the sport
August 2nd:  The sport, source of wellness and health
sport, physicalactivities, wellness physics and mental
to give the European citizens moving
it prevention of the doping and entertaining substances
physicalactivities, therapeutic: the sport like drug
August 3rd: The sport, lever of accessibility and equality
it fine of exclusion for the people in handicap
to be senior and practise a physicalactivity and sporting
sport of tomorrow, coeducation like horizon
a place for the trans people in the sporting world

After all that, go in 4 years to Hong Kong for the 11th Gay Games.