Gay Games 11 Hong Kong announced an all-new line-up of 23 sports for the November 2023 Gamesa global multisport, arts and culture event founded in 1982 that celebrates diversity and inclusion.
Co-hosted with Guadalajara, Mexico, the 11th Gay Games will be the first in both Asia and Latin America, as well the first time to be hosted in two cities simultaneously. The Games will be held Nov. 3-11 in both cities.
With the expected relaxation of social-distancing rules, GGHK will organize a series of promotional events beginning June 2022 in Hong Kong and around the world, including pop-ups at major European and Asian sports and community events. With events expected to welcome 2,000 participants per month on average over the next 19 months, as well as 7,000 participants and 25,000 visitors during November 2023, the Hong Kong-hosted Games are expected to bring 70,000 individuals together.
The line-up now includes badminton, dodgeball, dragon boat racing, field hockey, fencing, football (soccer), full and half marathons, 5- and 10-km road races, mahjong, martial arts, rowing, rugby sevens, sailing, squash, open-water swimming, swimming, table tennis, tennis, track and field, and long and short trail running. (Mahjong and field hockey are new.)
Several partners and organizations have already confirmed their support for Gay Games Hong Kong, which include Hong Kong Rugby Union for Rugby Sevens, Victoria Recreation Club at Hong Kong's Deep Water Bay for Open Water Swimming, and Diversity Games for Fencing, Badminton and Table Tennis. More venue and event partners will be announced in the months to come.
See www.gghk2023.com/en/ .