62 sportsmen and women in 9 kind of sports (!) - for the first time ever such a representative team from Russia is to contest in Gay Olympics - EuroGames in Rotterdam. Efforts of the Russian Federation of LGBT sports with the support of the Royal Embassy of the Netherlands have made this dream a reality.
The representatives of the Embassy of the Netherlands were the guests of honour of the press-conference during which leaders of the Russian gay sports team revealed their plans. Among the sports leaders were Konstantin Yablotsky, the president of the LGBT Sports Federation of Russia, Yulia Egorova, the captain of the football club "The Wings" (Moscow) and Inessa Gromova, the head of women's sports club "A-Mega" (Saint- Petersburg).
"Gay-sport.ru" reports, 62 sportsmen and women from Moscow and Saint-Petersburg have already applied for participation in EuroGames-2011 which is to be held in Rotterdam. Russians will participate in 9 kind of sports (football, basketball, badminton, volleyball, track and field athletics, tennis, table-tennis, ballroom dancing, long distance race).
Inessa Gromova said with optimism that "the huge world was open and everything was possible!". For reference, Inessa was one of the prime organizers of Russian gay sports team visit to EuroGames in 2006.
English translation presented by Yerdna Bananes