MIami Beach and Reykjavik complete to host the 2017 worldOutgames

Besi Besemar December 5, 2012


The Gay and Lesbian International Sport Association (GLISA) announced today that Miami Beach, Florida, and Reykjavík, Iceland have been shortlisted to host the fourth  worldOutgames in 2017.

GLISA co-president Daniel Vaudrin made the announcement during a press conference for the 2013 Antwerp worldOutgames hosted jointly by the Prime Minister of Belgium, Elio Di Rupo and Guy Verhofstadt, leader of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats in the European Parliament and former Prime Minister of Belgium.

GLISA is the governing body of the worldOutgames.

Miami Beach

A spokesperson for GLISA said:

“We have two amazing cities for our members to choose between at our selection meeting in Antwerp in February 2013. Both cities are very different from each other and each is equally exciting in its own way.”

The other unsuccessful bidding cities, Denver, Rio de Janeiro and Rome were thanked for expressing interest in staging the event.

A site inspection team will now visit both cities and prepare a report that will be presented to the members of GLISA. The final decision will take place in Antwerp, Belgium, in February 2013 when each city will be invited to present its bid to the members at a selection meeting.

In order to be as inclusive as possible, members will be able to take part and vote by video and teleconference. The winning city will be announced at the conclusion of the meeting.

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