D.C. Loses Bid For 2022 Gay Games To Hong Kong
D.C. Loses Bid for 2022 Gay Games to Hong Kong
WASHINGTON — Despite being named a finalist for the second time in eight years, Washington, D.C. went home empty-handed when the 2022 Gay Games were awarded to Hong Kong on Monday.
2/ Thanks to everyone who worked so hard on the DC bid for 2022. While we’re disappointed, we’re very proud of the work we did.
— Gay Games DC 2022 (@ggdc2022) October 30, 2017
The games, held every four years like the Olympics, are actually a bigger sporting event thanks to a lower threshold for entry.
It’s predicted that the Games would have attracted 12,000 to 15,000 athletes and 80,000 to 100,000 spectators from 70 countries, providing an economic impact …