August 8, 2018 at 9:42 am EDT | by Kevin Majoros
Gay Games kick off in Paris
Paris Gay Games, gay news, Washington Blade

More than 10,000 athletes are competing now in Paris in Gay Games 10. (Washington Blade photo by Kevin Majoros)

Gay Games 10 were declared officially open at the Jean Bouin Stadium in Paris on Aug. 4.

For the next seven days, the city will host competitions in 36 sports for 10,317 athletes from 91 countries. Also included as part of the event is a conference on sport and diversity along with a diverse cultural program and a full list of festivities.

Team DC has representation from close to 200 athletes in 15 sports including their first-ever fencer. The sports competitions began on Sunday, Aug. 5 and will run through Saturday.

Day one saw D.C. athletes capture medals in swimming, rowing and triathlon. Look for the swimmers from DC Aquatics to have a big week as they won gold in four relays on Sunday along with multiple individual medals.

Recaps from the Gay Games organizers can be found here.

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