EuroGames 2012

The EuroGames is open for all regardless of one’s knowledge and level of sport, nationality, age, sexual orientation and gender identity.

The members and partners of FRIGO are idealists: they believe that they can make our world – or at least our own environment – a better place to live. They don’t only believe in this, but do volunteer work for a better world since 2002.
As one of the first LGBTQ sport clubs in Hungary FRIGO applied for hosting EuroGames in Budapest at the annual general assembly of the European Gay and Lesbian Sport Federation (EGLSF). Their joint application with EuroGames 2011 Rotterdam was supported by most of the delegates.
With hosting the EuroGames in Budapest they would like to improve the reputation of Hungary as an open minded country with a tradition of hospitality and to support the Hungarian LGBTQ community. As the first bigger international LGBTQ sport event in Eastern Central Europe, EuroGames in Budapest would support the LGBTQ communities and their initiatives in the neighboring countries and in the region.
They would also like to build bridges between the Hungarian LGBTQ community and the majority of the society and to improve the level of tolerance. FRIGO and the EuroGames is giving the chance for many amateur and professional athletes to live a healthy life while training for the competition and participating in it.

In numbers:

  • 4+1 days of sport: 14 sports, 3800 athletes, 2200 supporters, 4000 visitors
  • 4+1 days of tourism and culture
  • 5 days conferences: human rights, minority issues, equal representation and business opportunities