Team Cork Gay Games

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Title

Team Cork Gay Games

Subject

Gay Games
Gay Sporting Events
LGBTQ Sporting Events

Description

Cork LGBT people have won medals at Gay Games since 1982, when the Gay Games started in San Francisco. The Gay Games is a quadrennial athletic event that brings together international LGBT athletes to compete in a range of sports.
In 1982 Cork gay man Oliver Murphy won a gold medal in the decathlon, and did it again in 1986. Cork lesbian Niamh Walsh competed in the Gay Games in Vancouver (1990), New York (1994) and Amsterdam (1998). She won gold in the 200 and 400m. .
In 1998 a group of Cork LGBT people competed in Amsterdam, and in 2002 in Sydney a number of Cork LGBT swimmers competed, bringing back gold medals to Cork.
Team Cork attended the Gay Games in 2010 in Cologne, Germany.
In 2018 Team Cork, a group of approximately 40 athletes took take part in the Gay Games in Paris August 2018. They had athletes from Badminton, Running, Soccer, Swimming, Urban Dance and Boxing. They returned with a great collection of medals.

Creator

Team Cork Gay Games 2010-

Source

Team Cork Gay Games 2010-

Date

2010-

Contributor

Team Cork Gay Games 2010-

Rights

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Team Cork Gay Games 2018
Team Cork at Cork Airport August 2018 on their way to the Gay Games 10 in Paris. The Gay Games is a quadrennial athletic event that brings together international LGBT athletes to compete in a range of sports.
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