From 4 to 12 August 2018

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PARIS

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關於共融運動會 /

The entire PARIS 2018 team is preparing to welcome 15,000 participants from all over the world for the 10th edition of the Gay Games.  The only requirement is to be 18 years or older on the day of the Opening Ceremony. Other than that, participation is open to everyone, without any selection criteria or eliminations.

Team HK uniforms unveiled for Paris 2018

The uniform will be worn by out and proud LGBT+ athletes and allies while participating in regional and international events. The first opportunity to showcase the uniform will be the Paris 2018 Gay Games from August 4th to 12th when the 25+ athletes from Hong Kong head to the Gay Games to participate in various sports such as Running, Badminton, Volleyball and many more.

 

Athletes from all over Hong Kong are excited about having a uniform to call their own and to make them a more cohesive group as they compete across various sports. A runner from OutRunnersHK said, “It’s great to have this uniform in Paris for all participants to wear and show that they belong to Team HK”.

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The uniform was born from the vision of a current fashion designer and recent PolyU knitwear design graduate Wallace Ting. He felt he should contribute back to the LGBT+ community to make it stronger and help it be more visible. He wanted to create a uniform that was both classic and modern that would clearly identify LGBT+ athletes and allies so that they can be visible while participating in competitions while not going overboard.

 

The designer chose classic colour tones combined with a vertical rainbow stripe embedded with the Hong Kong name as well as a Bauhinia on the opposite side. Wallace was very happy when Hong Kong became the host city for the 2022 Gay Games: “I think it brings people together to celebrate. I’m happy that gays athletes from around are coming to Hong Kong”. He is looking forward to continuing to participate in LGBT+ sports movement to be part of this ground-breaking event for Asia. Wallace can be reached through his Instagram: @wallaceting or wallaceting@hotmail.com.

The six pieces of the uniform include a Jacket, Polo shirt, pants, t-shirt, tank top and shorts that all showcase the same design elements. A polo will be provided free of charge to Paris 2018 participants to wear at the opening ceremonies on August 4th. Wallace hopes that there will be future pieces added to the uniform, especially shoes.

For more details or to reserve your size you can visit: http://www.tinyurl.com/TeamHKUniform

 

Connect with Gay Games Hong Kong 2022

Website: http://www.gaygameshk2022.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GayGamesHK2022

Twitter: https://twitter.com/gaygameshk2022

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gaygameshk2022/

Paris 2018 Gay Games Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/GayGamesParis2018ParticipantsAsia/

PHOTO CREDIT: ZACHARY SUNG

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EMAIL: SUNGZACHARY@GMAIL.COM