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Gay Games athletes heartened by Cleveland welcome

| Thursday, August 14, 2014
Todd Roark, of Detroit, crashes during the beach volleyball competition at the ninth Gay Games in Cleveland, Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. Participants at the event on a Lake Erie beach gave the city high marks as host of the games.
CLEVELAND -- Nick Gill says he was warned by a teammate on his indoor volleyball team about what Cleveland might be like before they left Portland, Maine, for the Gay Games this week. "He was telling us horror stories about growing up here," Gill said Thursday while watching the beach volleyball tournament at a lakeside park just outside downtown Cleveland, which is staging the Games ...

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America’s Heartland hosts Gay Games, visitors from around the globe

| Thursday, August 7, 2014
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CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Participants and spectators from 46 countries are coming to the Heartland for Gay Games 9, a quadrennial event that for the first time is taking place outside one of the world’s gay capitals. In choosing Cleveland and Akron, organizers said they wanted to stage the Games in a place where they could have an impact in boosting acceptance and support ...

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Cleveland, Akron gear up for fun and ‘Gay Games’

| Wednesday, January 8, 2014
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Why does there have to be a Gay Games? Tom Nobbe gets that question a lot — although the reason becomes a lot more obvious every time the International Olympic Committee must issue a statement assuring LGBT athletes and spectators that they won’t be arrested or assaulted during next month’s Winter Olympics in anti-gay Russia.

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Gay Games gets financial boost with first-ever presenting sponsor

| Thursday, April 11, 2013
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CLEVELAND, Ohio — Organizers for the 2014 Gay Games scheduled next year in Ohio have landed two major sponsors for the event, including the first to pay for its name in the title.

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