Gay Games 10: Paris 2018


About Gay Games

Held every four years for more than 32 years, Gay Games, a celebration of love, advocates for a society open to one and all. Paris is the perfect host to celebrate this 10th edition, which is expected 15,000 participants from over 70 countries! Supported by the highest French institutional and sporting bodies, Paris 2018 prepares games celebrating diversity, respect, equality, solidarity and community.

For 10 days , Gay Games 10 celebrates the international metropolis, the Ile-de- France Region and France and offers participants and visitors from around the world a unique opportunity to enjoy exclusive facilities such as stadiums Jean Bouin or Charléty, the Grand Palais, the Carreau du Temple, the Salle Pleyel or the nautic stadium of Vaires-sur-Marne, real sporting center of excellence in the Ile-de-France Region.

Facing the world and the future, Paris and the Ile-de-France Region want to deliver Gay Games 10 for the greatest number of people in the tradition of the spirit of Tom Waddell, its initiator, who dreamed of a world where the word equality would take its meaning, a world where exclusion would no longer exist because of any difference.


General Schedule of Events:

  • 8/4/2018 - Opening Ceremony - Jean Bouin Stadium; 5000 person capacity (guests should buy tix asap)

  • 8/4/2018 - Opening Night Gala Party - Grand Palais; 49+ Euro; 5600 capacity

  • 8/11/2018 - Closing Ceremony - City Hall Plazza of Paris;

  • 8/11-12/2018 - Closing Party - Grande Halle de la Villette; 7000 capacity


Soccer Schedule of Events:

  • 8/5/18 - 8/9/18 - Preliminary Rounds

  • 8/10/18 - 8/11/18 - Finals