EuroGames Bern 2023

Please vote for Bern, Switzerland, as host city

July 26 to 29, 2023

Dear EGLSF member

The videos on this website were meant to be shown during our presentation at the General Assembly in Stuttgart. For further details of our bid please consult the bid book, which you have received together with the AGA 2020 papers. Do not hesitate to contact us at info@eurogames2023.ch should you have any further questions concerning our bid.

We hope to have your vote and look forward to seeing you in 2023 in Bern.

The bidding committee
on behalf of Gay & Lesbian Sport Bern GLSBe

Our sports programme

Badminton, Baseball/Softball, Basketball, Beach Volleyball, Bowling, Dance, Dodgeball, Fieldhockey, Floorball (Unihockey), Football, Handball, Jass, Pride Run, Rugby, Swimming, Squash, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water Polo, Wrestling

A message from our Mayor

About GLSBe

Gay and Lesbian Sport Bern (GLSBe) is a non-profit association. Founded in 1987, it is one of the oldest sports clubs in the LGBTIQ community in Switzerland. GLSBe currently has about 170 members who train in the following sports groups: badminton, bowling, dance, floorball, running, swimming and volleyball.

As a sports club for queers and their friends, we enable athletic activities in a non-discriminatory environment, regardless of origin, social status, age, gender and sexual identity.

When launching GLSBe over twenty years ago, there weren’t many options available for LGBTIQ-communities besides the traditional gay bar. «Practicing sports with liked-minded people is empowering for body and soul», says René Stamm, GLSBe president. «Bern is an open and LGBTIQ friendly city with many sports facilities – ideal for hosting EuroGames 2023. What I particularly like are the short distances between the individual venues. This makes it possible for all athletes to be together and go see other competitions as well.»

In 2011, 2012 and 2014 GLSBe hosted QueerGames in Bern with a handful of sports. We now feel ready to take it to the next level and to welcome guests from all over the world. Come out and play in Bern 2023!

Our EuroGames 2023 ambassador

Maja Neuenschwander is the ambassador for our bid to bring EuroGames 2023 to Bern. She is the Swiss marathon record holder and an openly lesbian athlete.

Thank you for the continued support