Team Colorado is ready for Paris! This page will list everything you need to know to as a member of Team Colorado at the Gay Games.
In order to broaden participation by Coloradans, Team Colorado offers a scholarship program to support athletes in need. Scholarships of up to $1000 will be awarded to help defer some of the costs of travel and participation. All are welcome to apply. The priority deadline to apply was March 15th, applications will now be reviewed on a rolling basis. Click here for the application form.
This year, Team Colorado has tech-fabric polo shirts available for purchase, as well as collectable lapel pins for trading (a long standing tradition at the Games!). We will wear these uniforms for the opening ceremony as we march in as a state and for other Team Colorado events. The polo shirts (both unisex and women’s cuts) cost $25 and will be available for pre-order until May 15. After this, sizes and styles will be limited, and price will increase to $30. Check here for more information on the uniforms, and then go to our online store to place your order.
Lapel pins are also available for purchase. Trading pins with athletes from around the world is a tradition dating back to the beginning of the Gay Games. Pins cost $2/pin for 1-9 or $1.50/pin for 10+, and are available in the online store.
Remember to Submit your Physical
For the first time in Gay Games history, all athletes are required to provide documentation from a doctor of their ability to compete safely. The deadline to submit this form is June 30th, through the Paris 2018 registration portal. More information is available on the Paris 2018 FAQs webpage. An English language version of the document can be found here.
Team Colorado Gay Games Events
We will be hosting several events in the lead up to the Games to build excitement and camaraderie among Team Colorado athletes, and then during the Gay Games. This list will be continually updated with more details; join our Facebook group, and subscribe to our mailing list for updates.
Similar to the Olympics Opening Ceremony, the Gay Games Opening Ceremony is not to be missed! On Saturday August 4th, we will begin to gather at 4:00pm in front of the Jean Bouin stadium. City/state/country teams will then processes into the Jean Bouin stadium starting around 5:00pm. Make sure you you have picked up your accreditation badge before the ceremony! After the procession, the rest of ceremony will include live entertainment, speeches, the athletes’ oath, and more. The Jean Bouin stadium is near the Porte d’Auteuil (#10 Orange Line) and Porte de St Cloud (#9 Goldenrod Line) metro stops as well as many bus lines.
Cheer on your teammates! Please send your competition event schedule to firstname.lastname@example.org, so that we can distribute this information to the team and build up your cheering section. Check out a current schedule of when Team Colorado athletes are competing.