Champion Sports Night

Besi Besemar February 20, 2013


On Thursday February 28, Champion, London will have it’s first ever gay monthly sporting social night. Champion is a community event for gay sporting people to come together on the last Thursday of each month for a night of networking, sharing information, recruiting and generally, having a good time.

The Champion launch event will be in aid of London 2018 – the Sports London bid to host the 10th Gay Games in London in 2018 at Manbar, 79 Charing Cross Road, Soho, WC2H 0NE from 6pm. Entry to the venue is always free entry. However, volunteers will be on hand collecting for the London 2018 bid.

Every Champion event will raise money for sporting groups in London.  The first three events will benefit London 2018. Sport London is bidding to host the tenth Gay Games in London in 2018. The Gay Games is held every four years, it comprises a week long sports, cultural and human rights event. It’s open to all, regardless of sexual orientation, age, ability and attracts over 12,000 participants from 70 nations – making it the largest sporting event in the world!

The Champion launch will raise much needed funds for the London 2018 bid at the same time raising awareness for all the gay sporting groups in London. On the night punters will be able to find out more information about London’s gay sporting groups.

There will be a fashion show, raffle and prizes given away and all star DJs Rich B and Minx will be spinning dance tunes from 9pm.

Sport London believes that hosting the Gay Games in the London, and using the facilities of the Olympic Park, would create one of the best and brightest Games ever. It was often said during the Olympics that people come to London, not to pretend to be a Londoner, but to be themselves. London brings out the best in people. People feel London gives them the space to express themselves, where they can know themselves, and be the best that they can be. We saw that with the Olympic Spirit, and we wish to demonstrate that once again, in the most diverse city in the world, with London hosting the 2018 Gay Games.