Through the support of the associations as well as Monaccord, the network of LGBTIQ choirs and ensembles in Munich, we combine a wealth of experience in the organisation and implementation of sports and cultural events of the LGBTIQ community. The board members are all equal. Based on the experiences from the EuroGames 2004 and Various Voices 2018, the board and LOC were established as equal democratic structures.
Why we want to Bid for a second time
The journey so far …
Until the end of 2021, we were intensively engaged in bringing the Gay Games 2026 to Munich. We gave everything and came very far. In the end, however, the delegates chose Valencia.
We were disappointed – sure. But on our two-year journey we were able to experience one thing impressively: How great the cohesion and the drive in the Munich LGBTIQ community is. Even today, this intensive time is still one of our most unforgettable experiences. This spirit has remained until today. And therefore it was not surprising that the idea was not long in coming: We take this momentum and apply for the EuroGames 2027!
The spirit described here has not only existed since the application for the Gay Games. It has already accompanied us so many times: at the EuroGames 2004, the Various Voices Festivals 1997 and 2018, at numerous festivals of LGBTIQ sports clubs and other organisations. And of course at the annual Pride celebrations, most recently in 2022 with around 400.000 visitors – a new record!
However, it is not only the LGBTIQ community that is enthusiastic, but the entire population of Munich. This was recently impressively demonstrated at the European Championships. The largest multi-professional sporting event in Munich since the 1972 Olympic Games attracted more than one million visitors in August 2022 – to sporting events and celebrations in the Olympic Park and in many public squares in Munich.
Voices have long been raised that Munich is once again ready for an Olympic bid. We agree. But before that, we will once again stage the EuroGames 2027.