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Amsterdam was candidate city to host the Gay Games X in 2018. On February 28th 2013 the Amsterdam Games Foundation handed over the bidbook to the FGG. More info on the bidding proces on ...

Amsterdam was candidate city to host the Gay Games X in 2018. On February 28th 2013 the Amsterdam Games Foundation handed over the bidbook to the FGG. More info on the bidding proces on 2018.gaygames.org

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    • BIDBOOK FOR THE
    • A C E L E B R A T I O N F O R E V E R Y O N E
    • In 2018, we celebrate the 10th edition of the Gay Games. Nine great events have preceded this anniversary. From all of us in Amsterdam to all involved in the Federation of Gay Games: congratulations! We believe Amsterdam would be the perfect city to organize Gay Games X. Amsterdam has a rich tradition of personal freedom and its liberal values ensure a safe and confortable place for all people, no matter what their gender is, or the colour of their skin, or their sexual orientation. Participants and visitors of Gay Games X – from whatever part of the world – can feel completely at ease for one entire week. Be themselves without any hesitations. The Amsterdam Games 2018 Foundation is a network organization.Together with many different professional organizations, we will undertake this adventure with you.The gay sports, cultural and business associations we work with are of a very high standard. GUTS (gays united through sports) is member of the Dutch branch of IOC, Progay organize the biggest gay pride in the world andWorkplace Pride speak to CEO’s of Shell and IBM on a daily basis.To name just a few.With Amsterdam being a relatively small city, teaming up with such great partners will make for a very exiting event. Right in the middle of the old city centre, the Museum Plaza will become CelebrationVillage – the vibrant hotspot of Gay Games X.With opening and closing ceremonies, accessible to everyone. And a multiplicity of activities during that week.True inclusion: participants and visitors celebrating LGBT culture and lifestyle, together with the local people ofThe Netherlands. With the world facing difficult financial times, the Amsterdam Games 2018 Foundation has found a way of achieving a grand spectacle, using a relatively limited budget.We believe public resources are not inexhaustible and Gay Games X should take that into account. Without hesitation, all members of the Amsterdam Games 2018 Foundation fully agree with the bid we offer you now. Please enjoy. WHY AMSTERDAM WANTS TO HOST GAY GAMES X amsterdam 2018
    • amsterdam 2018 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Understanding the Gay Games Organizational structure and capacity Event content and programming 3.4.1 Sports program events 3.4.2 Venue information Civic capacity and resources Security Medical support Budget and financial management Marketing and outreach plans Information systems plan Ceremony ticket sales and marketing plan Sponsorship acquisition and management plan Volunteer recruitment, training, and management plan Board and staff recruiting, training, and management plan Scholarship management and administration plan Letters of support 6 12 26 34 119 160 169 171 174 182 191 195 197 200 202 205 207 content amsterdam 2018
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    • amsterdam 2018 1. UNDERSTAND ING OF THE GAY GAMES amsterdam 2018
    • amsterdam 2018 7 amsterdam 2018 7 1. UNDERSTAND ING OF THE GAY GAMES Introduction All Gay Games have been a great celebration of joy, inclusiveness and non-discriminatory participation regardless of sexual orientation, gender, race, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, political belief(s), athletic/ artistic ability, physical challenge, age or health status. Anyone who might ask: “Why is there still a need for such an event?” has never been to any Gay Games in his or her life. It has become a monumental jubilation, an icon of LGBT culture. In 2018 the world proudly welcomes the 10th edition of the Gay Games – what a great achievement! However this bid book beauty pageant may turn out: Amsterdam congratulates the Federation of Gay Games for its effortless work to come up with great events, time and time again. Because we know all too well: it hasn’t been easy. Especially financially – some host cities have struggled with this in the past.The Amsterdam bid has the utmost focus on this aspect without compromising on the objectives of the Gay Games. By doing so, we honor the work of dr.TomWaddell. It’s true: LGBT equality and liberation have gained ground in many parts of the world.The visibility of the Gay Games and the personal strength it imparted to all visitors has been a serious contribution to that. But there is still so much good work to be done. Much of that work is described in the goals that the Federation of Gay Games has set out to achieve.To reach those goals and
    • amsterdam 2018 8 1. UNDERSTAND ING OF THE GAY GAMES to secure the future of the event for generations to come, the 10thanniversary must surpass all previous Gay Games – in personal experience, worldwide political potency and financial certainty. Only Amsterdam can do this. Gay Games X in 2018 will become memorable for offering a warm welcome to us all, for including the diverse community that we are, for reconnecting the youth to the Gay Games and for lifting this event to a stage it so desperately deserves. This April the Dutch queen will abdicate and her son will become king. All news media jump on the event. In one interview, the respected Dutch historian, professor dr. Herman Pleij pointed out that: “the very core of Dutch society is diversity.” In contrast to, for example, the British or the French, where all that was different was frowned upon, the Dutch embrace the diverse. We need to, we are trade people so need to get along with everyone. Prejudice only gets in the way of making a dollar. No wonder New York was once New Amsterdam – different nationalities, influences and people of other sexual orientation are as welcome there as they are here. The obvious choice Many of the volunteers, who collaborated on creating this bid for you, remember Gay GamesV in 1998 like it was yesterday.Without exception, they all hold positive memories to that week in the summer of Amsterdam. “It was like we were the majority instead of a minority for once” is a comment that is often heard.We have continued to visit other Gay Games, like the one in Sydney (VI) or in Cologne (VIII). Excellent Games but – arrogant as it may sound – we feel: nothing like the one in Amsterdam. Where stereotypes were broken down and bridges were built between mainstream and LGBT sports and cultural communities were built.These bridges still exist today, but and nowadays they have expanded their scope and have obtained an unprecedented clout.Take the canal parade for instance; the highlight of modern day Gay Pride Amsterdam.This event was born in 1998 during Gay GamesV as part of the program. Without Gay GamesV, the city of Amsterdam would not be able to host this event as part of the best and biggest Gay Pride in the world. It is the second largest annual event of the city with hundred thousends of straight people partaking in LGBT culture and activities. And it is of course needless to say that the first LGBT marriages in the world were held in Amsterdam. Amsterdam only inhabits around 800,000 residents and still the city is globally known as one of the great capitals of the world. Being only a dot on the map,The Netherlands came out 13th in the London Olympics, having top-notch sports venues and facilities to show for it. Besides: this city has more culture on offer per square mile than any other city in the world and for a relatively small city, Amsterdam and its people have always given a great deal of thought, money and effort to human rights
    • 9 amsterdam 2018 1. UNDERSTAND ING OF THE GAY GAMES issues – no wonder the LGBT Rights advocacy director of Human RightsWatch is a former Dutch politician. COC Netherlands has been advocating the rights of lesbian women, gay men, bisexuals and transgenders from 1946 on. COC Netherlands is the only LGBT-organization with a special consultative status with the United Nations. Like in 1998, Gay Games X will not be concentrated in a “gay ghetto” but will involve the entire city.The ‘human measure’of Amsterdam is one of the great assets of the Amsterdam bid. In every corner of every neighborhood, people are invited to join us in an event that will range to their very doorstep. Yes: some sports venues and events are located or held at the outskirts of the city, but they are still only 15 minutes away from the city center. The involvement of young people with modern technology and social networks with grow further every year.To be able to reconnect them with the Gay Games, technology is of the utmost importance – young people can only be reached inside their own world, using their own language and means of communication.The Netherlands is known for its incredibly high level of technology (the smartest parts of your iPhone are created here, so was the cd, and the dvd) and communications. It should come as no surprise that social media, (real time) streaming video and online reporting at most of the events, are commonplace in this Amsterdam bid.
    • 10 amsterdam 2018 1. UNDERSTAND ING OF THE GAY GAMES BUDGET InThe Netherlands it’s not very polite to talk about money. But since the world has entered an entire new economical era of financial distress and theWest is dealing with diminishing wealth, we cannot disregard this in our bid.The IMF has recently stated that the financial crises will last until at least 2018.To organize the Gay Games X, Amsterdam chooses to present a far more moderate budget than bidding host cities have presented in the past. Still, Amsterdam promises to outdo all other Gay Games.We can do so, because we built a network organization structure.The gay sports associations are all professional organizations in their own right.Together they are partnered in GUTS (Gays UnitedThrough Sports) – a member of the national NOC*NSF, itself a member of the IOC. GUTS is one of our leading partners in organizing the Gay Games X. So is Progay; the planning force of Amsterdam Gay Pride. AndWorkplace Pride; the international (Amsterdam based) gays-in-business association. Let’s not forget the Amsterdam University that is giving its full support. And of course local and national governments praise this bid –not in the least because we offer a unique and unparalleled sponsor plan that is set out to obtain contribution and engagement from large international corporations, in a very early stage.This is a new way of thinking and the best possible way forward.Where others will need to build a structure, Amsterdam already has one. The Gay Games X will need to be an event of such quality and prestige that no one will ever after want to miss out of. LGBT or straight. Only Amsterdam can accomplish this.
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    • amsterdam 2018 13 2. organizational structure and capacity Experience and skills of the key members Bid Organization Amsterdam Games 2018 Foundation will coordinate the organization of the Gay Games 2018.The initiators choose to set up a new legal entity, functioning as a network organization.This means that for the different parts of the event, experienced organizations will be mobilized. For the different sports tournaments, the gay sports associations that are involved. The opening & closing ceremony as well as the setup of the gay games village will be executed by Xsaga BV. The cultural program will be organized by ProGay. The human rights program will be organized by the Amsterdam Research Center for Gender and Sexuality of the University of Amsterdam; Recruitment of volunteers will be done byWorkplace Pride; The ICT support and registration will be managed by Next Gear BV; The finances will be supervised by a trustee service provider. All these different organizations will be monitored by the aforementioned board of the foundation.The members of this board are: Carina Benninga: Carina Benninga (1962) is director of Van Ede & Partners, a coaching and consulting bureau. Before that, she was active for the athletes union NL Sporter, of which she was one of the founders. Benninga debuted in the Dutch hockey team at the 1983World Cup, immediately winning the title. As midfielder, she was also present when the Dutch won their first Olympic hockey gold, at the 1984 Los Angeles Games. She had high hopes for the 1986World Cup, which was held in the Netherlands, but was unable to play after breaking her collarbone briefly before the start of the tournament. Benninga was captain of the Dutch team at the nextWorld Cup, and she led her team to victory, defeating the Australian hosts in the final. At her third Olympics in 1992 in Barcelona, Benninga became the first Dutch woman to carry the flag at the opening ceremonies. After that, she retired from hockey. She took up coaching, first as assistant-coach of the US team, later of several Dutch league clubs History, mission statement and governance structure. Amsterdam Games 2018 Foundation was founded in 2012 by Edwin Reinerie, Frederik Schutte, Frederik van den Bosch, Hendrik-Jan Biemond and Petra Luiken with the specific aim to profile Amsterdam for the international gay community, with its nomination for theWorld Gay Games 2018. The initiators are currently the board of the foundation.The board is supported by a number of coordinators and many volunteers. After the bid book has been submitted, the governance structure of the foundation will be broadened, by establishing a Board of Advisors and a number of committees, including a participants’board of exclusive sponsors.
    • amsterdam 2018 14 Diana van den Born is board member (secretary) of Gay UnionThrough Sports (GUTS). GUTS represents Dutch gay sporters and sportclubs and is coordinator of the Alliantie Gelijkspelen. She is also advisor to the board of COC Kennemerland. COC Kennemerland represents the gay community in the county of Kennemerland. Diana is responsable for the committees sports, events and communication. Diana (1976) was advisor to the board of Basketball Club Spaarndam untill 2011. She organized several events for the members of the clubs, such as youth camps and basketball tournaments. Diana was coordinator and camp leader at Stichting Jeugdsportkampen Nederland (Youthsportscamps Netherlands) untill 2009. - Studied French at Hogeschool van Amsterdam and Cultural and social Studies at Hogeschool van Utrecht. Active in: basketball, fitness, running and softball. Hendrik-Jan Biemond Hendrik JanThomas Biemond (1969) is partner of the international law firm Allen &Overy. He specializes in the full range of securities law. He also advises clients on internal measures to improve integrity and compliance. He has extensive experience with leading large investigations and has a strong reputation in this area. Hendrik Jan lectures and publishes regularly on corporate integrity matters. Hendrik Jan is a member of the Council of Supervision of the Amsterdam Bar Association and lectures the Postgraduate Corporate Compliance at theVrije Universiteit Amsterdam. He is also deputy justice at the Court of Appeal in Arnhem. Hendrik-Jan supported the Dutch participants during all Gay Games since Gay Games X 1998. 2. OrganizationAL STRCUTURE AND CAPACITY
    • amsterdam 2018 15 Petra Luiken Petra Luiken (1983) worked since 2006 forTNT our national postal service as team leader Customer care. She is in the board of the PANN foundation, since 2007 with being the president from 2010 onwards.The PANN foundation fights for gay acceptance and emancipation within the Netherlands through events. More than 35.000 people attend the PANN events every year. She is also president of the board who is organizing this pink Saturday 2012 in Utrecht. She has excellent communications and organizational skills. She volunteered during the Gay Pride in Montreal 2011. Petra has a bachelor degree in Leisure Management Frederik van den Bosch Frederik van den Bosch (1977) studied Arts &Technology and Psychology and is founder and owner of GayGroup. GayGroup owns and operates a wide portfolio of websites like Gay.nl (the Netherlands’leading gay lifestyle portal), Gay.eu, Gaygirls.nl, GayGate.com and Gaychat.nl. Frederik is also chairman of OUT Media: a non-profit organization which publishes monthly magazine Gay&Night. Furthermore, he is chairman of non-profit organization SHODI, which organizes several events for LGBT’s, such as the annual Mister Gay Netherlands competition and straight-friendly soccer competition ‘Football shoes Out of the Closet’ 2. OrganizationAL STRCUTURE AND CAPACITY
    • amsterdam 2018 16 Frederik Schutte Frederik Schutte (1966) is partner at Brabers, a partnership founded over 50 years ago, providing counsel and support for Dutch and international companies and trade and industry associations. His legal expertise lies in the field of products and services regulation, corporate and competition law. He has studied at the University of Amsterdam and graduated in Dutch law and International law. Following this, he completed his Masters (LLM) at Duke University in Durham, USA. Next to his work he is involved in a number of non-profit organizations. He is the chairman of the board of Kriterion (organization for student employment projects) and SMART Project Space (institute for contemporary art), Brooke Hospital for animals (an international animal welfare organization dedicated to improving the lives of working horses, donkeys and mules in some of the world’s poorest communities) in Amsterdam and International Legal Alliances (Micro justice organization) inThe Hague. Besides he is member of the Edwin Reinerie Edwin Reinerie is founder, publisher and co-owner ofWinq Media and Mate Media Group.These companies publishWinq - the nr. 1 gay magazine inThe Netherlands; and Mate - an international gay lifestyle magazine, available in stores in 30 countries around the world. Next to this, he undertakes several online publishing activities. He can profit from a widespread network within the gay community, both inThe Netherlands and abroad. Edwin studied at the Katholieke Leergangen inTilburg and has visited all Gay Games,World Outgames and Eurogames from the Amsterdam Gay Games in 1998 onwards. 2. OrganizationAL STRCUTURE AND CAPACITY Taskforce Amsterdam cultural entrepreneurship (TACO) of the Amsterdam Art Counsel. Frederik plays hockey in the Dutch competition league, and with Pink hockey. He won medals at the Gay Games, Outgames and Eurogames.
    • amsterdam 2018 17 Neco Dusseldorf Neco (1981) is currently working as Senior Account Manager ATC Amsterdam, a trust office active in Capital Markets securitization transactions. He has a great experience in financial services industry both in alternative investment funds and asset based funding transactions. He has a bachelor degree in business economics and finance. He enjoys playing hockey and as a board member of Hockey Club Amersfoort he is being responsible for all adult hockey activities. Neco participated in the field hockey tournaments of several Euro Games and Gay Games. TamaraTien Tamara (1979) has worked in various senior roles in (digital)marketing, consulting and project management in sport, insurance and pharmaceutical industry and her work experience includes European Football Championships, Olympic Summer Games 2004, NYC Marathon and EC Baseball. As a member of the EuroGames 2011 organization as Online/Social Media Manager and Football Manager, board member of futsallsportclubKetelbinkie and board member of GUTS (Gay Union Through Sports) she has obtained expertise in the LGTB sport community and was also involved in organizing various multisport tournaments in Rotterdam. She competed in EuroGames 2007 in tennis and visited Gay GamesVIII, although she enjoys more playing football and golf.Tamara has a bachelor degree in Leisure Management (University of Breda) and a Master’s degree in International Sport Management (Johan Cruyff Institute for Sport Studies). 2. OrganizationAL STRCUTURE AND CAPACITY The Board is supported by the following management team:
    • amsterdam 2018 18 Involvement in LGBT cultural or athletic events Amsterdam Games 2018 Foundation is set up as a network organization. Amsterdam has a well-organized gay community with rich experience in organizing large events. In 1998 the Gay Games were held in Amsterdam with over 15,000 participants. Foundation Amsterdam Games 2018 cooperates with existing organizations for the establishment of the Gay Games 2018.The ‘Pro Gay Foundation’will for example provide parts of the cultural program. Other parts are organized by NASA (New Art Space Amsterdam) and Xsaga BV (Xsaga will take responsibility for the organization of the ceremonies). Foundation GUTS (Gay UnionThrough Sports) coordinates the establishment of the sports program, in alliance with NOC * NSF, Dutch Sports Alliance, John Blankenstein Foundation, COC Netherlands and Movisie Knowledge Roald Stolk Roald (1965) has been working forThyssenKrupp for the last 5 years in the technical plastics and piping systems department. His job requires great planning and organizational skills to deliver the goods on time. He has a degree in engineering. Roald is active in de LGBT sport community and is one of the founders of the IGLFHF, better known as PinkHockey. He has organized or was involved with the organization of all PinkHockey Field Hockey events since 2002 during the Gay Games, OutGames and EuroGames. He met his husband during the 2002 Sydney Gay Games who participated in the Squash tournament. 2. OrganizationAL STRCUTURE AND CAPACITY and Advice for Social Development. Amsterdam Research Center for Gender and Sexuality (ARC GS), part of the University of Amsterdam / Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR), will organize the Human Rights Program. These collaborations will be contractually committed, with clear arrangements regarding the risk allocation.
    • 20 amsterdam 2018 2. OrganizationAL STRCUTURE AND CAPACITY GUTS Gay UnionThrough Sports (GUTS), formerly known as Gay Sports Foundation Netherlands, is the national interest group for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender athletes and gay / lesbian sports clubs since 1988.The foundation aims to contribute to a tolerant and gay friendly sports environment: playing sports together based on respect and equality. GUTS is commissioned by the Ministries of Education, Culture & Science and Health,Welfare & Sport and operates in an alliance with NOC * NSF, Dutch Sports Alliance, John Blankenstein Foundation, COC Netherlands and Movisie Knowledge and Advice for Social Development. ARC-GS The new interdisciplinary Amsterdam Research Centre for Gender and Sexuality (ARC-GS) seeks to provide a forum for synergistic research and teaching at the University of Amsterdam (UvA), tapping into the state- of-the-art research that current staff member across disciplines are already engaging in, and generating new collaborations. It builds on the productive and innovative gender studies tradition of interdisciplinarity and is situated institutionally at the heart of the social sciences, primarily sociology, anthropology, political science, social geography, and science and technology studies. It will situate the UvA in an international academic context, enabling new international scholarly collaborations, providing intellectual visibility to current research, attracting new students at all levels, enabling timely interventions in public debates in the Netherlands, Europe, and beyond, and producing a lively intellectual community that integrates research and teaching. Amsterdam Research Center for Gender and Sexuality will encourage dialogue among diverse methodologies, from historical to ethnographic to discursive to survey approaches, and will be open to both analytic and interpretive research. Comparison will figure prominently in research activities conducted at the Centre, whether across societies, social groups, or historical periods. Both macroscopic and microscopic methodologies will be represented, and research that explores the mutual constitution between them will be encouraged. XSAGA Xsaga is a consulting and production agency for brand activation, event and entertainment marketing. For ten years, and with great enthusiasm, Xsaga puts brands and organizations on the stage and directs their stories.This results in their claim: Staging Brands. Xsaga employs fifteen highly motivated professionals who want to create an experience out of each assignment. All have amply earned their mark in the marketing, communications & event industry. Xsaga peaks people’s curiosity about the story of brands and organizations.They do this by developing innovative and inspiring projects for these brands or organizations.This involves integrating a wide range of different forms of offline and online communications and ProGay ProGay Foundation aims to strengthen Amsterdam as Gay Capital and to encourage social acceptance of homosexuality. This is done since 2005 through organizing events, allowing visibility of sexual diversity in society. And by completing the LGBT calendar in Amsterdam with innovative events. For the planning of Amsterdam Gay Pride, ProGay Foundation has chosen for broadening and deepening, which means that besides festivals/parties, there will also be a substantive and cultural programming, thereby appealing to all audiences who feel connected to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queers community (LGBTQ’s).
    • 21 amsterdam 2018 2. OrganizationAL STRCUTURE AND CAPACITY NASA Artist driven and alternative, New Art Space Amsterdam (NASA) is a permanent workshop, a lively urban space with real life events happening all the time. It’s a dynamic, complex and mutating system of creation and exchange; a place of stimulation, refreshment, and adventure which reaches out beyond the confines of its walls to involve those in the City and far beyond. NASA is at the forefront of helping to introduce a new generation to the excitement we all feel when great art makes an impact on our lives. It is our mission to support extraordinary emerging talents in a new generation of creative artists and performers. NASA encourages practices that transcend reflexive observation by fostering artistic experimentation, questioning, and discovery in an active environment. NASA posits the political nature of artistic activity, and intends to be an institution that is part community facility, part laboratory, and part center for academic inquiry. In this sense, NASA challenges the established exhibition function of institutional contemporary art spaces. It endeavors to embrace the spectrum of possibilities and to create a platform that is pivotal in asserting the role of young artists and cultural practitioners within contemporary life. Relations with LGBT community groups There is widespread support for the initiative to organize the Gay Games in 2018 in Amsterdam. Gay organizations, gay sports organizations and national sports organizations support the initiative and are actively involved in the realization and development of the event. Besides ProGay and GUTS, Amsterdam Games 2018 Foundation is supported by COC Netherlands and media partners Gaygroup and Mate Media Group and OUT Media. The foundation continues to work with theWorkplacePride regarding the volunteer program. COC Netherlands COC Netherlands has been advocating the rights of lesbian women, gay men, bisexuals and transgenders (LGBT’s) from 1946 on. COC strives for the decriminalization of sexual orientation and gender identity and for equal rights, emancipation and social acceptance of LGBT’s in the Netherlands and all over the world. COC is one of the few LGBT organizations that has a special consultative status with the United Nations. GayGroup Gay Group reaches about 160,000 LGBT’s every day with a wide portfolio of websites and services including Gay.nl, Gay.eu, GayGirls. nl, Gaychat.nl and GayGate.com. GayGroup’s flagship website is Gay. nl, the Netherlands’biggest online gay community, which celebrates its 10-year anniversary this year.The team of writers and columnists keep visitors informed on the latest LGBT- news, but also provide information on lifestyle, going out and entertainment. Additionally, users can create a profile and contact each other via a messenger system, discussion groups and blogs. GayGroup also participates in organizing several events in the gay community, like the annual Mr Gay Netherlands competition and straight-friendly soccer competition ‘Football Shoes Out of the Closet’. Mate Media Group &Winq Media Mate is one of Europe’s most successful gay publications. It’s a true global gay magazine, published in 30 countries, and in different frequently entails going ‘live’. Xsaga consequently creates stages for brands and directs their stories and performances.The challenge in every project is to come up with a solution that fits and corresponds with the brand positioning. Besides brand and business related projects Xsaga also develops large audience andTV events for government, profit & non-profit organizations andTV broadcasters. The many (inter)national prices that were awarded to Xsaga over the recent years, are an illustration of the fact that the quality of the work is recognized by the market. Xsaga is proud of the partners who have proven to be loyal customers in Amsterdam over the years, such as Audi, Ajax, Robeco, KPN, Johan Cruyff Foundation, Bijenkorf, NOC * NSF and the City of Amsterdam.
    • 22 amsterdam 2018 2. OrganizationAL STRCUTURE AND CAPACITY governmental organizations, as well as individual entrepreneurs and students.Workplace Pride interacts with many members of society to help it provide a more cohesive voice for the international LGBT community.This includes national and international governmental ministries and officials, business leaders, NGO’s, labor unions, and universities. Its major activities include providing a point of reference for employee networks to exchange their experiences and gain support, to increase knowledge on LGBT workplace issues and to define and progress the LGBT corporate agenda in the Netherlands and other European countries. OUT Media Since 1997, OUT Media publishes Gay&Night Magazine: a monthly magazine, which is available for free at more than 300 LGBT-venues in the Netherlands and Antwerp. Gay&Night aims to provide readers with the latest tips and info on going out, entertain them with interviews with trendsetting celebrities, inform them of the latest news on gay provoke discussion with bold human interest articles. Additionally, OUT Media produces and distributes accurate program booklets for large events, such as the annual Gay Pride Amsterdam and Antwerp Pride, as well as occasional specials, such as an infozine on homosexuality and development aid in co-operation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Currently, OUT Media and the city council of Amsterdam are working on a database and innovative application for iPhone and Android, in co-operation with the municipality of Amsterdam.The database and app will provide users with detailed, location-based information on all LGBT-venues, -events and -activities in the Netherlands. Relations with relevant government entities Amsterdam Games 2018 Foundation is supported by the City of Amsterdam and cooperates with Amsterdam Marketing (Tourist Office). In addition, the foundation received endorsements from the Province of North Holland and the Ministry of Health,Welfare and Sport. The support of the City of Amsterdam is of great importance for the organization of this event. The City of Amsterdam expressed in its memorandum ‘Amsterdam Gay Capital’, its ambition to host the Gay Games X. Relations with funding partners and sponsors The main partner in the organization of the event is the City of Amsterdam.The city council will make a significant contribution in the form of permits, locations, public order and safety. The event is an opportunity for Dutch business to address a relatively wealthy audience and show their social involvement. To organize the Gay Games in Amsterdam the support of Dutch business is needed. It’s the mission ofThe Amsterdam Games 2018 Foundation to get companies interested in joining the languages. Reaching vast numbers of gay men in their native tongue was never this easy.This publication has been riding the wave of success that in recent years swelled high enough to see far beyond Europe’s borders.Winq Magazine targets its readers through a unique, independent journalistic approach and a rich and mature design. Winq’s design, fashion, travel, entertainment and political features are a product of international collaboration between the most talented and experienced magazine makers in the world.Winq Magazine is the leading gay magazine in both The Netherlands and Belgium. Workplace pride Workplace Pride is a non-profit umbrella foundation based in Amsterdam that strives for greater acceptance of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, andTransgender people in the workplace and in society. Workplace Pride’s Members include LGBT employee networks in major multinationals, large domestic companies, public sector and non-
    • 23 amsterdam 2018 The foundation works in a network and large parts of the event will be organized by professional partners. Legal status The founders chose to work as a foundation.This best fits the goal of the founders. Firstly it is a non-profit organization; all funds will be spent only for the needs of the foundation. Furthermore, the foundation has an idealistic purpose and thus will be fiscally seen as a public benefit organization (PBO).This PBO status ensures that donations are tax deductible and the foundation itself is exempt of taxes on donations. These fiscal advantages help in setting up a plan for beneficial sponsorship and acquisition.The activities of the foundation shall be regarded as business activities that are subject toVAT. The foundation will organize the event as a network in which important parts of the program will be outsourced to professional partners. In the cooperation agreements it will be made clear that the contractors bear the liability risks and not Amsterdam Games 2018 Foundation. Operational Plan Amsterdam Games 2018 Foundation will coordinate the organization of the Gay Games 2018.The initiators choose to set up a new legal entity, functioning as a network organization.This means that for the different parts of the event, experienced organizations will be mobilized. For more information, please see chapter 13. organization of the event. Companies know what the best way is of supporting the event for their business. Amsterdam Games 2018 Foundation wants to involve companies actively in the organization and realization of the event, to get the best “return on investment”. A proposal has been developed where interested companies are invited to participate in a Board of participants. The Board of participants will be actively involved in the development of the marketing plan and the realization of the license agreement with the Federation of Gay Games. Companies that join as participants will acquire exclusive sponsor rights in the market in which they operate. With a maximum of 20 companies in the Board of Participants, Amsterdam Games 2018 Foundation is convinced to get a combined contribution of 1.25 million. Current financial status Amsterdam Games 2018 Foundation is a newly established foundation. 2. OrganizationAL STRCUTURE AND CAPACITY
    • 24 amsterdam 2018 LOGO’S 2. OrganizationAL STRCUTURE AND CAPACITY gay games amsterdam 2018 GAYGAMES AMSTERDAM 2018
    • amsterdam 2018 3. program dates and registration amsterdam 2018
    • amsterdam 2018 27 Dates The Gay Games X in Amsterdam are planned to be held from Satur- day 28th of July until Saturday 4th of August. It’s during the holiday season in the Netherlands.The weather during the summer month varies. It can be hot: 30°C and it can be rainy. Unfortunately the weather in the Netherlands during summer is veryunpredictable. During the same week of the Gay Games X, the yearly Amsterdam Gay Pride is held with the famous canal pride on the last Saturday.We work closely together with the organizers (ProGay) to make it an event to be proud of. Both events will use their strengths. Registration procedures and fees The basic fees for all participants includes the following: Access to opening and closing ceremony Free entrance to the village Best prices on accommodation Transportation Card Goody bag Discount on major tourist attractions Participation medal Basic fee does not include fees for sports or cultural participation. Sport and cultural fees are in range from E 50 ($70) to E 150 ($205). Additionally spectators can register themselves too. If they want to secure the same benefits as all other partici- pants. Fee for spectators will be $ 35. Registration phases Registration of the GayGames X starts during the GayGames IX, held in Cleveland + Akron.We offer a “super” early bird rate for those who register before end of December 2014. Super early bird registration Start during Gay Games IX December 2014 - January 2015 E 100 ($137) Early bird January 2015 - July 2016 E 125 ($171) Standard registration August 2016 – Jan 2018 E 150 ($205) Late registration February 2018 – July 2018 E 175 ($240) Most participants will register dur- ing the standard registration phase. Registration for all sport and cultural activities will be open in summer of 2016. Discounts Gay Games X tries to keep the fees for participating as low as possible.This means that – other than the early bird rate – no dis- counts will be given. There could be one exception to the rule we’re contemplating on and that will be a discount on the fees for persons younger than 30. On top of this we offer scholar- ships for young participants. Registration system Gay Games X will co-operate with sportingpulse.com. Sportingpulse. com is very experienced and has so- lutions that are specifically designed to make managing sporting orga- nizations easier and more efficient, including: administering participant member- ship and competition updating websites that display fixtures, results, league tables and statistic communicating with participants via email and text messages receiving online payment and regis- trations Gay Games X and sportingpulse. com can ensure FGG that all IT re- quirements will be met. For in-depth details we refer to chapter 9. 3.1 PROGRAM DATES AND REGISTRATION Super early bird Early Bird Standard registra- tion Late registra- tion N. Americas Male Female 115 69 570 345 1340 899 660 480 Europe Male Female 155 93 773 467 1755 1140 825 578 APAC Male Female 27 16 145 81 485 267 121 166 Other Male Female 15 7 65 35 125 70 55 28 Breakdown by gender and region of origin
    • amsterdam 2018 28 wednesday thursday friday saturday sunday monday tuesday wednesday thursday friday saturday Registration Opening ceremony Closing ceremony Conference Sport Aquatics - Pink Flamingo € Aquatics - Diving € € Aquatics - Open water Swimming Aquatics - Swimming € € € € € € Aquatics - Synchronized Swimming Aquatics -Water polo Athletics - 5K and 10K road races Athletics -Track and field Badminton Basketball Bowling Cycling - Mountain bike Cycling - Creterium Cycling - IndividualTimeTrial Cycling - Road race Dance Sport € € € € € Dance Sport - Gala Ball € Figure skating € € € Golf Ice Hockey € € € Martial Arts Football (soccer) Softball 3.1 PROGRAM DATES AND REGISTRATION E: ticketed event
    • amsterdam 2018 29 3.1 PROGRAM DATES AND REGISTRATION wednesday thursday friday saturday sunday monday tuesday wednesday thursday friday saturday Squash TableTennis Tennis Volleyball Wrestling Beach volleyball Bridge Chess Field Hockey Handball Judo Rugby Rugby sevens Rowing Culture Choral Festival Gala Marching Band Festival Festival Visual Arts Exhibition Rainbow MemorialWalk Memorial Quilt Exhibition
    • amsterdam 2018 31 3.2 Sports program SUMMARY Sport Operating costs Venuecosts Total costs Individual sport fee No. of partici- pants Num- ber of days Minimum Competitive Instances Venue Distance from hub / village in km Governing or Sanction- ing Body/ ies Aquatics - Pink Flamingo $2,053.80 $- $2,053.80 $- 1 1 event Sloterparkbad 5.8 IGLA Aquatics - Diving $8,215.20 $4,107.60 $12,322.80 $68.46 50 2 3 events Sloterparkbad 5.8 IGLA Aquatics - Open water Swimming $12,322.80 $2,053.80 $14,376.60 $109.54 100 1 1 event Stopera 2 IGLA Aquatics - Swimming $13,692.00 $13,692.00 $27,384.00 $68.46 1050 6 2 event Sloterparkbad 5.8 IGLA Aquatics - Synchronized Swimming $8,215.20 $2,053.80 $10,269.00 $68.46 60 2 3 events Sloterparkbad 5.8 IGLA Aquatics -Water polo $8,215.20 $6,161.40 $14,376.60 $68.46 200 3 5 matches Sportfondsenbad Oost 3.8 IGLA Athletics - 5K and 10K road races $13,692.00 $6,846.00 $20,538.00 $68.46 400 2 1 event Olympic Stadium 3 AU Athletics -Track and field $20,538.00 $54,768.00 $75,306.00 $136.92 600 4 1 event Olympic Stadium 3 AU Badminton $20,538.00 $6,161.40 $26,699.40 $68.46 500 6 5 matches Sporthal De Pijp 1.6 NB Basketball $17,115.00 $9,584.40 $26,699.40 $68.46 400 6 5 matches Apollo Hal 1.4 NBB Bowling $6,846.00 $30,807.00 $37,653.00 $136.92 300 5 3 rounds Knijn Bowling centrum 2.1 NBF Cycling - Mountain bike $6,846.00 $4,792.20 $11,638.20 $171.15 100 1 1 event MTB-Spaarnwoude 20.1 KNWU Cycling - Road Race $34,230.00 $12,322.80 $46,552.80 $171.15 200 3 1 event Sportpark Sloten 6.2 KNWU Dance Sport $34,230.00 $41,076.00 $75,306.00 $171.15 400 5 2 event Beurs van Berlage 2.9 NADB Dance Sport - Gala Ball $13,692.00 $8,215.20 $21,907.20 n/a n/a 1 1 event Beurs van Berlage 2.9 Figure skating $9,584.40 $27,384.00 $36,968.40 $205.38 75 3 2 event Jaap Edenbaan 5.4 KNSB Golf $2,738.40 $41,076.00 $43,814.40 $205.38 200 3 2 rounds Amsterdamse Golf Club 13.3 NGF Ice Hockey $10,953.60 $27,384.00 $38,337.60 $205.38 180 3 3 matches Jaap Edenbaan 5.4 NIJB Martial Arts $8,899.80 $2,738.40 $11,638.20 $109.54 125 3 n/a Ookmeerhal 7.4 IAGLMA Football (soccer) $23,961.00 $17,115.00 $41,076.00 $68.46 1050 6 4 matches Sportpark Eendracht/Ookmeer 8,4/7,5 KNVB Softball $15,061.20 $12,322.80 $27,384.00 $68.46 400 6 4 matches Sportpark Ookmeer 7.5 KNBSB Squash $3,423.00 $20,538.00 $23,961.00 $171.15 125 4 5 matches Frans Otten Stadium 3.3 SBN TableTennis $2,053.80 $8,899.80 $10,953.60 $68.46 185 5 6 matches Amsterdam '78 2.5 NTTB Tennis $20,538.00 $31,491.60 $52,029.60 $68.46 950 6 6 matches Frans Otten Stadion 3.3 GLTA Volleyball $34,230.00 $15,061.20 $49,291.20 $68.46 1050 6 5 matches Sporthallen Zuid 3.4 NeVoBo Wrestling $15,061.20 $3,423.00 $18,484.20 $171.15 100 3 3 events / day Ookmeerhal 7.4 NOWB
    • amsterdam 2018 32 Sport Operating costs Venuecosts Total costs Individual sport fee No. of partici- pants Num- ber of days Minimum Competitive Instances Venue Distance from hub / village in km Governing or Sanction- ing Body/ ies Beach volleyball $6,846.00 $10,269.00 $17,115.00 $205.38 150 4 5 matches Sportpark Eendracht 8.4 NeVoBo Bridge $1,369.20 $1,369.20 $2,738.40 $68.46 100 2 9 matches / day Sporthallen Zuid 3.4 NBB Chess $1,369.20 $1,369.20 $2,738.40 $68.46 50 2 11 rounds / day Sporthallen Zuid 3.4 KNSB Field Hockey $3,423.00 $6,846.00 $10,269.00 $68.46 300 4 5 matches Sportclub AMVJ 5.4 KNHB Handball $3,423.00 $3,423.00 $6,846.00 $68.46 270 3 5 matches Sporthallen Zuid 3.4 NHV Judo $6,846.00 $1,369.20 $8,215.20 $171.15 30 2 3 events Ookmeerhal 7.5 JBN Rugby $4,107.60 $4,107.60 $8,215.20 $109.54 100 4 5 matches Sportpark Eendracht 8.4 NRB Rugby sevens $4,107.60 $4,107.60 $8,215.20 $109.54 100 4 4 matches Sportpark Eendracht 8.4 NRB Rowing $12,322.80 $27,384.00 $39,706.80 $171.15 100 3 2 event Amsterdamse Bosbaan 4.7 KNRB 3.2 sports program summary
    • amsterdam 2018 33 3.3 Sports program PHILOSOPHY basketball and volleyball, sports that are popular among the female participants like football (soccer) and softball and sports that are accessible for participants with disabilities e.g. tennis and chess. We aim for the best competitions ever organized, where everyone can play on their level, competing against competitors from all over the world. We make sport social, social by organizing more than only a tournament. All tournaments will be interactive, have time for pleasure, time to get to know each other and time to share your experiences. No one is excluded; everyone is welcome to participate on any level. A true celebration for everyone. place, the Sloterparkbad, venue of official FINA Amsterdam Swim Cup or the Amsterdam Bosbaan, where our national rowing equip is training and will be used as the venue for the world championship rowing in 2014. Both are venues that combine an inspiring history and a future for aspiring talented athletes. All venues are very accessible by public transport and by car andonly a few miles away from the Museum Plaza. Gay Games X offers a mix of sports, sports that are popular in the Netherlands or Europe, for example badminton, sports that have a great history in the Gay Games history like Amsterdam is a sport minded city, home of Football Club Ajax, host of many major sport events like the start of the Giro in 2010, Amsterdam Marathon and the upcoming European Championships Athletics in 2016. Organizing is in our blood, working closely together with our LGBT and non-LGTB clubs in the city and GUTS as foundation we combine our knowledge and expertise into a great organization where sport is the limit. Amsterdam Gay Games X offers a full range of exciting sports in the best facilities that Amsterdam has to offer. From the Olympic Stadium where in 1928 the Olympic Games took
    • amsterdam 2018 34 3.4.1 Sports program events
    • amsterdam 2018 35 AQUATICS - PINK FLAMINGO 3.4.1 spOrts prOGram EVENTS Zone Amsterdam Garden Area Name of venue Sloterparkbad Location Sloterparkbad For venue details see chapter 3.4.2 NATURE OF THE EVENT Anticipated number of participants To be determined Expected breakdown (by gender, by region of origin) Depending on the number and sizes of the teams. On what basis were these numbers derived? Based on history, previous events and knowledge How does the sport as you plan it respond to FGG goals for balance in the following areas: levels of ability and experience, access for the disabled, age groups, regions, men/women, personal financial resources, different body types and kinds of athletic ability? This sport is open for everyone; from seasoned athletes to recrea- tional participants. Gay, lesbian, bisexual, straight, the color of your skin, hair or eyes as well as your religion, beliefs, race, age, gender or the way you want to dress or choose to live are not an issue, as long you are a dancer you are welcome to join organizational resources Is there a national and/or interna- tional LGBTsports organization for the sport? Yes IGLA, International Gay & Lesbian Aquatics Will a regional (national, interna- tional) sanctioning or governing body be involved? Yes Will the event be sanctioned Yes, the event will be officially sanctioned Who will organize/manage the event? UpStreamAmsterdam & Gay Swim Amsterdam Will a local club be involved in the organization of the event? Yes Gay Swim& UpStream Amsterdam What local experience is available to the host in organising competitions for this sport? 1. MariusWeiland / Remco Kobus 2. Gay Swim& UpStream Amsterdam
    • amsterdam 2018 36 3.4.1 spOrts prOGram EVENTS AQUATICS - PINK FLAMINGO organization of the event Description of tournament A theme is set for the Pink Flamingo competition and aquatics teams perform original routines to compete for the top prize which is awarded by a jury for the entire presentation Categories and divisions 1 category, (mixed) teams, 2 divisions Divisions Team Small teams (minimum & max to be determined) Yes Large teams(minimum & max to be determined) Yes Specific FGG policies How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Age and Ability? There are no age or ability catego- ries. How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Disability? General mobility: Lower mobility / wheelchair Hearing impairment: Visual impairment: Participation requires a full mobil- ity and good health.There is no category for disabilities. There will not be a para division. Normally no obstacle to participation. Participation in this event is possible with accommodation. How will you address require- ments of Policy guidelines for Gender in sport? Standard FGG policy applies. How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Health andWell-being, and in particular, Performance- Enhancing Drugs? Standard FGG policy applies. How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Officials? Standard FGG policy applies. Will you be able to meet sportspecific Red Book requirements?What are the difficulties you foresee for meeting these requirements, and how will you deal with them? All Red Book requirements will be met.We don’t expect any difficulties meeting the Red Book requirements. Scheduling (number of days) 1 day. Number of days is not de- pending on number of teams. Number of competitive instances per athlete Each team will be guaranteed 1 event. Total number of competitive instances Depending on the number of teams. If the event is ticketed, how will tickets be sold, distributed, and collected? This event is slated to be ticketed. Tickets will be sold by internet (website) at the GG2018 office and at the entrance of the Sloter- parkbad Is sport-specific sponsorship possible for this event? Yes
    • amsterdam 2018 37 AQUATICS - diving 3.4.1 spOrts prOGram EVENTS Zone Amsterdam Garden Area Name of venue Sloterparkbad Location Sloterparkbad For venue details see chapter 3.4.2 NATURE OF THE EVENT Anticipated number of participants 50 Expected breakdown (by gender, by region of origin) 34 men / 16 women North America: Asia, Australia & New Zealand: Europe: Else: 74% 4% 20% 2% On what basis were these numbers derived? Based on history, previous events and knowledge How does the sport as you plan it respond to FGG goals for balance in the following areas: levels of ability and experience, access for the disabled, age groups, regions, men/women, personal financial resources, As long as you have an official div- ing license, this sport is open for everyone; from seasoned athletes to recreational participants. Gay, lesbian, bisexual, straight, the color of your skin, hair or eyes as well as your religion, beliefs, race, different body types and kinds of athletic ability? age, gender or the way you want to dress or choose to live are not an issue,as long you are a diver you are welcome to join. organizational resources Is there a national and/or interna- tional LGBTsports organization for the sport? Yes IGLA, International Gay & Lesbian Aquatics Will a regional (national, interna- tional) sanctioning or governing body be involved? Yes KNZB, Royal Dutch Swimmers Union FINA, International Swimming Federation Will the event be sanctioned Yes Who will organize/manage the event? HeymenWesterveld / Gay Swim Amsterdam Will a local club be involved in the organization of the event? Yes Gay Swim Amsterdam& De Dolfijn What local experience is available to the host in organising competitions for this sport? 1. HeymenWesterveld 2. Gay Swim Amsterdam 3. Royal Dutch Swimmers Union
    • amsterdam 2018 38 3.4.1 spOrts prOGram EVENTS AQUATICS - DIVING organization of the event Description of tournament All individual and synchronised diving competitions for: men shall comprise six (6) dives, women shall comprise five (5) dives. Categories and divisions 2 categories, men and women, 5 divisions Is sport-specific sponsorship possible for this event? Yes Specific FGG policies How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Age and Ability? There are no age or ability catego- ries. How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Disability? General mobility: Lower mobility / wheelchair Hearing impairment: Visual impairment: Participation requires a full mobil- ity and good health.There is no category for disabilities. There will not be a para division. Normally no obstacle to participation. Participation in this event is possible with accommodation. How will you address require- ments of Policy guidelines for Gender in sport? Standard FGG policy applies. How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Health andWell-being, and in particular, Performance- Enhancing Drugs? Standard FGG policy applies. How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Officials? Standard FGG policy applies. Will you be able to meet sportspecific Red Book requirements?What are the difficulties you foresee for meeting these requirements, and how will you deal with them? All Red Book requirements will be met.We don’t expect any difficulties meeting the Red Book requirements. Scheduling (number of days) 2 days. Number of days is not de- pending on number of teams. Number of competitive instances per athlete Each team will be guaranteed 1 event. Total number of competitive instances Depending on the number of teams. If the event is ticketed, how will tickets be sold, distributed, and collected? This event is slated to be ticketed. Tickets will be sold by internet (website) at the GG2018 office and at the entrance of the Sloter- parkbad Division Men Women Solo 1-meter Springboard solo solo Solo 3-meter Springboard solo solo Synchronized 3-meter Springboard doubles doubles Optional: Platform Diving solo solo Optional: Synchronized Platform Diving doubles doubles
    • amsterdam 2018 39 AQUATICS - open water swimming 3.4.1 spOrts prOGram EVENTS Zone Amsterdam City Center Area Name of venue Stopera Location Stopera For venue details see chapter 3.4.2 NATURE OF THE EVENT Anticipated number of participants 100 Expected breakdown (by gender, by region of origin) 70 men / 30 women North America: Asia, Australia & New Zealand: Europe: Else: 24% 4% 70% 2% On what basis were these numbers derived? Based on history, previous events and knowledge How does the sport as you plan it respond to FGG goals for balance in the following areas: levels of ability and experience, access for the disabled, age groups, regions, men/women, personal financial resources, This sport is open for everyone; from seasoned athletes to recrea- tional participants. Gay, lesbian, bisexual, straight, the color of your skin, hair or eyes as well as your religion, beliefs, race, age, gender or the way you want to dress or different body types and kinds of athletic ability? choose to live are not an issue,as long you are a open water swimmer you are welcome to join. organizational resources Is there a national and/or interna- tional LGBTsports organization for the sport? Yes IGLA, International Gay & Lesbian Aquatics Will a regional (national, interna- tional) sanctioning or governing body be involved? Yes KNZB, Royal Dutch Swimmers Union FINA, International Swimming Federation Will the event be sanctioned Yes Who will organize/manage the event? Klaas Zijlstra / Gay Swim Amsterdam Will a local club be involved in the organization of the event? Yes, Gay Swim A’dam &Amsterdam Swim What local experience is available to the host in organising competitions for this sport? 1. Klaas Zijlstra 2. Gay Swim Amsterdam 3. Royal Dutch Swimmers Federation
    • amsterdam 2018 40 3.4.1 spOrts prOGram EVENTS AQUATICS - open water swimming organization of the event Description of tournament Mixed men and women 5 Km course Categories and divisions 2 categories, men and women, 1 divisions. Age groups will be adhered to as stated in the FINA rules. Divisions Men Women A (Age groups will be used to determine final results) Yes Yes Specific FGG policies How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Age and Ability? There are age categories but no ability divisions. How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Disability? General mobility: Lower mobility / wheelchair Hearing impairment: Visual impairment: Participation requires a full mobil- ity and good health.There is no category for disabilities. There will not be a para division. Normally no obstacle to participation. Most participants would have difficulty competing. How will you address require- ments of Policy guidelines for Gender in sport? Standard FGG policy applies: Women-only divisions is offered. How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Health andWell-being, and in particular, Performance- Enhancing Drugs? Standard FGG policy applies. How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Officials? Standard FGG policy applies. Will you be able to meet sportspecific Red Book requirements?What are the difficulties you foresee for meeting these requirements, and how will you deal with them? All Red Book requirements will be met.We don’t expect any difficulties meeting the Red Book requirements. Scheduling (number of days) 1 day. Number of days is not de- pending on number of teams. Number of competitive instances per athlete Each participant will be guaranteed 1 open water swim. Total number of competitive instances In total there will be 1 open water swim competition. If the event is ticketed, how will tickets be sold, distributed, and collected? This event is not slated to be ticketed. Is sport-specific sponsorship possible for this event? Yes
    • amsterdam 2018 41 AQUATICS - swimming 3.4.1 spOrts prOGram EVENTS Zone Amsterdam Garden Area Name of venue Sloterparkbad Location Sloterparkbad For venue details see chapter 3.4.2 NATURE OF THE EVENT Anticipated number of participants 980 Expected breakdown (by gender, by region of origin) 580 men / 400 women North America: Asia, Australia & New Zealand: Europe: Else: 40% 5% 50% 5% On what basis were these numbers derived? Based on history, previous events and knowledge How does the sport as you plan it respond to FGG goals for balance in the following areas: levels of ability and experience, access for the disabled, age groups, regions, men/women, personal financial resources, This sport is open for everyone; from seasoned athletes to recrea- tional participants. Gay, lesbian, bisexual, straight, the color of your skin, hair or eyes as well as your religion, beliefs, race, age, gender or the way you want to dress or different body types and kinds of athletic ability? choose to live are not an issue,as long you are a swimmer you are welcome to join. organizational resources Is there a national and/or interna- tional LGBTsports organization for the sport? Yes IGLA, International Gay & Lesbian Aquatics Will a regional (national, interna- tional) sanctioning or governing body be involved? Yes KNZB, Royal Dutch Swimmers Union FINA, International Swimming Federation Will the event be sanctioned Yes,The event will be officially sanctioned and records will be acknowledged. Who will organize/manage the event? MariusWeiland / Gay Swim Amsterdam Will a local club be involved in the organization of the event? Gay Swim& UpStream Amsterdam What local experience is available to the host in organising competitions for this sport? 1. MariusWeiland / Remco Kobus 2. Gay Swim& UpStream Amsterdam 3. Royal Dutch Swimmers Union
    • amsterdam 2018 42 3.4.1 spOrts prOGram EVENTS AQUATICS - SWIMming organization of the event Description of tournament Races start with heats, proceeding into semi, into finals. Swimmers are seeded according to FINA rules. Categories and divisions 3 categories, men, women& mixed team, 51 divisions, mixed team + 2 men& 2 women Divisions Men Women Team Individual Events Freestyle: 50, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1500 m yes yes Backstroke: 50, 100, 200 m yes yes Breaststroke: 50, 100, 200 m yes yes Butterfly: 50, 100, 200 m yes yes Individual medley: 100, 200, 400 m yes yes Relay events Freestyle relay: 200, 400, 800 m yes yes yes Medley relay: 200, 400 m yes yes yes Scheduling (number of days) 6 days.The exact days of this event depends on the total number of participants. Number of competitive instances per athlete Each participant will be guaranteed 1 matches in every event. Total number of competitive instances Depending on the number of participants. If the event is ticketed, how will tickets be sold, distributed, and collected? This event is slated to be ticketed. Tickets will be sold by internet (website) at the GG2018 office and at the entrance of the Sloterparkbad Is sport-specific sponsorship possible for this event? Yes Specific FGG policies How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Age and Ability? There are no age categories but and no ability divisions. How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Disability? General mobility: Lower mobility / wheelchair Hearing impairment: Visual impairment: Participation requires a full mobil- ity and good health.There is no category for disabilities. There will not be a para division. Normally no obstacle to participation. Participation in this sport is possible with accommodation. How will you address require- ments of Policy guidelines for Gender in sport? Standard FGG policy applies: Women-only divisions and a mixed relay event are offered.
    • amsterdam 2018 43 How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Health andWell-being, and in particular, Performance-Enhancing Drugs? Standard FGG policy applies. How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Officials? Standard FGG policy applies. Will you be able to meet sportspecific Red Book requirements?What are the difficulties you foresee for meeting these requirements, and how will you deal with them? All Red Book requirements will be met.We don’t expect any difficulties meeting the Red Book requirements. 3.4.1 spOrts prOGram EVENTS AQUATICS - SWIMming
    • amsterdam 2018 44 AQUATICS - SYNCHRONISED SWIMMING 3.4.1 spOrts prOGram EVENTS Zone Amsterdam Garden Area Name of venue Sloterparkbad Location Sloterparkbad For venue details see chapter 3.4.2 NATURE OF THE EVENT Anticipated number of participants 60 Expected breakdown (by gender, by region of origin) 45 men / 15 women North America: Asia, Australia & New Zealand: Europe: Else: 25% 15% 45% 15% On what basis were these numbers derived? Based on history, previous events and knowledge How does the sport as you plan it respond to FGG goals for balance in the following areas: levels of ability and experience, access for the disabled, age groups, regions, men/women, personal financial resources, This sport is open for everyone; from seasoned athletes to recrea- tional participants. Gay, lesbian, bisexual, straight, the color of your skin, hair or eyes as well as your religion, beliefs, race, age, gender or the way you want to dress or different body types and kinds of athletic ability? choose to live are not an issue,as long you are a synchronised swim- mer you are welcome to join. organizational resources Is there a national and/or interna- tional LGBTsports organization for the sport? Yes IGLA, International Gay & Lesbian Aquatics Will a regional (national, interna- tional) sanctioning or governing body be involved? Yes KNZB, Royal Dutch Swimmers Union FINA, International Swimming Federation Will the event be sanctioned Yes. Who will organize/manage the event? Annelies willemsen / UpStream Amsterdam Will a local club be involved in the organization of the event? LGBT swim club: UpStream Amsterdam What local experience is available to the host in organising competitions for this sport? 1. Annelies willemsen 2. UpStream Amsterdam 3. Royal Dutch Swimmers Union
    • amsterdam 2018 45 3.4.1 spOrts prOGram EVENTS AQUATICS - synchronised SWIMming organization of the event Description of tournament Each competitor will perform a technical program and a free program in the events they have entered. Categories and divisions 3 categories, men, women& mixed team, 4 divisions. Age group divisions will be adhered to as stated in the FINA rules. Divisions Men Women Team Solo yes yes Duet, representatives of the same club. yes yes Trio, representatives of the same club. yes yes Team (mixed)¸ representatives of the same club. Yes Scheduling (number of days) 2 days.The exact days of this event depends on the total number of participants. Number of competitive instances per athlete Participants will be allowed to swim a maximum of three events. Total number of competitive instances In total there will be +/- 7 series of events. If the event is ticketed, how will tickets be sold, distributed, and collected? This event is slated to be ticketed. Tickets will be sold by internet (website) at the GG2018 office and at the entrance of the Sloterparkbad Is sport-specific sponsorship possible for this event? Yes Specific FGG policies How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Age and Ability? There are no age categories but and no ability divisions. How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Disability? General mobility: Lower mobility / wheelchair Hearing impairment: Visual impairment: Participation requires a full mobil- ity and good health.There is no category for disabilities. There will not be a para division. Normally no obstacle to participation. Participation in this sport is possible with accommodation. How will you address require- ments of Policy guidelines for Gender in sport? Standard FGG policy applies: Women-only divisions and a mixed relay event are offered. How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Health andWell-being, and in particular, Performance-Enhancing Drugs? Standard FGG policy applies.
    • amsterdam 2018 46 How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Officials? Standard FGG policy applies. Will you be able to meet sportspecific Red Book requirements?What are the difficulties you foresee for meeting these requirements, and how will you deal with them? All Red Book requirements will be met.We don’t expect any difficulties meeting the Red Book requirements. 3.4.1 spOrts prOGram EVENTS AQUATICS - synchronised SWIMming
    • amsterdam 2018 47 AQUATICS - waterpolo 3.4.1 spOrts prOGram EVENTS Zone Amsterdam Garden Area Name of venue Sportfondsenbad Oost Location Sportfondsenbad Oost For venue details see chapter 3.4.2 NATURE OF THE EVENT Anticipated number of participants 200 Expected breakdown (by gender, by region of origin) 140 men / 60 women North America: Asia, Australia & New Zealand: Europe: Else: 40% 5% 50% 5% On what basis were these numbers derived? Based on history, previous events and knowledge How does the sport as you plan it respond to FGG goals for balance in the following areas: levels of ability and experience, access for the disabled, age groups, regions, men/women, personal financial resources, This sport is open for everyone; from seasoned athletes to recrea- tional participants. Gay, lesbian, bisexual, straight, the color of your skin, hair or eyes as well as your religion, beliefs, race, age, gender or the way you want to dress or different body types and kinds of athletic ability? choose to live are not an issue,as long you are a watepolo player you are welcome to join. organizational resources Is there a national and/or interna- tional LGBTsports organization for the sport? Yes IGLA, International Gay & Lesbian Aquatics Will a regional (national, interna- tional) sanctioning or governing body be involved? Yes KNZB, Royal Dutch Swimmers Union FINA, International Swimming Federation Will the event be sanctioned Yes Who will organize/manage the event? Remco Kobus / Gay Swim Amsterdam Will a local club be involved in the organization of the event? LGBT waterpolo club: Gay Swim A’dam What local experience is available to the host in organising competitions for this sport? 1. Remco Kobus 2. Gay Swim Amsterdam 3. Royal Dutch Swimmers Union
    • amsterdam 2018 48 3.4.1 spOrts prOGram EVENTS AQUATICS - open water swimming organization of the event Description of tournament Preliminary rounds: pool system; half round robin. Medal round: final ranking - double elimination round. Categories and divisions 2 categories, men and women, 2 divisions.Divisions can be mixed in case of shortness participants. Players without their own team can be assigned to other teams. Divisions Men Women A (advanced with extensive playing experience) Team Team Specific FGG policies How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Age and Ability? There are ability divisions but no age categories. How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Disability? General mobility: Lower mobility / wheelchair Hearing impairment: Visual impairment: Participation requires a full mobil- ity and good health.There is no category for disabilities. There will not be a para division. Normally no obstacle to participation. Most participants would have difficulty competing. How will you address require- ments of Policy guidelines for Gender in sport? Standard FGG policy applies: Women-only divisions is offered. How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Health andWell-being, and in particular, Performance- Enhancing Drugs? Standard FGG policy applies. How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Officials? Standard FGG policy applies. Will you be able to meet sportspecific Red Book requirements?What are the difficulties you foresee for meeting these requirements, and how will you deal with them? All Red Book requirements will be met.We don’t expect any difficulties meeting the Red Book requirements. Scheduling (number of days) 3 days.The exact days of this event depends on the total number of the teams. Number of competitive instances per athlete Each participant will be guaranteed 1 open water swim. Total number of competitive instances Depending on the number of teams. If the event is ticketed, how will tickets be sold, distributed, and collected? This event is not slated to be ticketed. Is sport-specific sponsorship possible for this event? Yes
    • amsterdam 2018 49 athletics - track and field3.4.1 spOrts prOGram EVENTS Zone Amsterdam Olympic Area Name of venue Olympic Stadium Amsterdam Location Olympic Stadium Amsterdam For venue details see chapter 3.4.2 NATURE OF THE EVENT Anticipated number of participants 600 Expected breakdown (by gender, by region of origin) 400 men / 200 women North America: Asia, Australia & New Zealand: Europe: Else: 50% 6% 40% 4% On what basis were these numbers derived? Based on history, previous events and knowledge How does the sport as you plan it respond to FGG goals for balance in the following areas: levels of ability and experience, access for the disabled, age groups, regions, men/women, personal financial resources, This sport is open for everyone; from seasoned athletes to recrea- tional participants. Gay, lesbian, bisexual, straight, the color of your skin, hair or eyes as well as your religion, beliefs, race, age, gender or the way you want to dress or different body types and kinds of athletic ability? choose to live are not an issue,as long you are a a track & field player you are welcome to join. organizational resources Is there a national and/or interna- tional LGBTsports organization for the sport? Yes IRF, International Front Runners Will a regional (national, interna- tional) sanctioning or governing body be involved? Yes KNAU, Royal Dutch Athletics Union IAAF, Int. Association of Athletics Federation Will the event be sanctioned Yes Who will organize/manage the event? Willem Heemstra / Dutch Gay & Lesbian Athletics Will a local club be involved in the organization of the event? Dutch Gay & Lesbian Athletics What local experience is available to the host in organising competitions for this sport? 1.Willem Heemstra &Marleen Keijlard 2. Dutch Gay & LesbianAthletics 3. Royal Dutch Athletics Union
    • amsterdam 2018 50 3.4.1 spOrts prOGram EVENTS ATHLETICS - TRACK AND FIELD organization of the event Description of tournament Individual and relay competitions, possibly with qualifying rounds Categories and divisions 2 categories, men and women 2 divisions. Age categories can be mixed in case of less than 3 participants. Age categories 18 to 29 and then standard categories of five-year age groups; 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64,65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89, 90-94, 95-99,100+. For the relay events, there will be men’s, women’s and mixed (2 men, 2 women) categories. There are categories for disabled competitors:Wheelchair (optional, pending interest) Track events Field Events Relay Events 100 mtr Long Jump 4x100 mtr relay 200 mtr High jump 4x200 mtr relay 400 mtr Triple jump 4x500 mtr relay 800 mtr Pole vault 1500 mtr Shot putt 5000 mtr Hammer throw 110 mtr hurdles Discus throw 400 mtr hurdles Javelin 3000 mtr steeplechase 5000 mtr race walking
    • amsterdam 2018 51 Lower mobility / wheelchair Hearing impairment: Visual impairment: There will not be a para division. Normally no obstacle to participation. Participation in this event is possible with accommodation. How will you address require- ments of Policy guidelines for Gender in sport? Standard FGG policy applies. How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Health andWell-being, and in particular, Performance- Enhancing Drugs? Standard FGG policy applies. How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Officials? Standard FGG policy applies. Will you be able to meet sportspecific Red Book requirements?What are the difficulties you foresee for meeting these requirements, and how will you deal with them? All Red Book requirements will be met.We don’t expect any difficulties meeting the Red Book requirements. Scheduling (number of days) 2 days. Number of days is not de- pending on number of teams. Number of competitive instances per athlete Each team will be guaranteed 1 event. Total number of competitive instances Depending on the number of teams. If the event is ticketed, how will tickets be sold, distributed, and collected? This event is slated to be ticketed. Tickets will be sold by internet (website) at the GG2018 office and at the entrance of the Sloter- parkbad Is sport-specific sponsorship possible for this event? Yes Specific FGG policies How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Age and Ability? There are no age or ability catego- ries. How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Disability? General mobility: Participation requires a full mobil- ity and good health.There is no category for disabilities. 3.4.1 spOrts prOGram EVENTS ATHLETICS - TRACK AND FIELD
    • amsterdam 2018 52 athletics - 5K and 10K road races 3.4.1 spOrts prOGram EVENTS Zone Amsterdam Olympic Area Name of venue Olympic Stadium Amsterdam Location Olympic Stadium Amsterdam For venue details see chapter 3.4.2 NATURE OF THE EVENT Anticipated number of participants 400 Expected breakdown (by gender, by region of origin) 200 men / 200 women North America: Asia, Australia & New Zealand: Europe: Else: 30% 10% 55% 45% On what basis were these numbers derived? Based on history, previous events and knowledge How does the sport as you plan it respond to FGG goals for balance in the following areas: levels of ability and experience, access for the disabled, age groups, regions, men/women, personal financial resources, This sport is open for everyone; from seasoned athletes to recrea- tional participants. Gay, lesbian, bisexual, straight, the color of your skin, hair or eyes as well as your religion, beliefs, race, age, gender or the way you want to dress or different body types and kinds of athletic ability? choose to live are not an issue,as long you are a a long distance road runner you are welcome to join. organizational resources Is there a national and/or interna- tional LGBTsports organization for the sport? Yes IRF, International Front Runners DGLA, Dutch Gay & Lesbian Athlet- ics Will a regional (national, interna- tional) sanctioning or governing body be involved? Yes KNAU, Royal Dutch Athletics Union IAAF, Int. Association of Athletics Federation Will the event be sanctioned Yes Who will organize/manage the event? Willem Heemstra / Dutch Gay & Lesbian Athletics Will a local club be involved in the organization of the event? Dutch Gay & Lesbian Athletics What local experience is available to the host in organising competitions for this sport? 1.Willem Heemstra &Marleen Keijlard 2. Dutch Gay & LesbianAthletics 3. Royal Dutch Athletics Union
    • amsterdam 2018 53 3.4.1 spOrts prOGram EVENTS ATHLETICS - 5K AND 10K ROAD RACES organization of the event Description of tournament A 5kmroad race for men and a women and a 10km road race for men and women Categories and divisions 2 categories, men and women 2 divisions. Age categories 18 to 29 and then standard categories of five-year age groups; 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64,65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89, 90-94, 95-99,100+. Divisions Men Women 5km road race Yes Yes 10km road race Yes Yes Wheelchair (optional, pending interest), no age categories Yes Yes Specific FGG policies How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Age and Ability? There are age categories but no ability divisions. How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Disability? General mobility: Lower mobility / wheelchair Hearing impairment: Visual impairment: Participation requires a full mobil- ity and good health.There are categories for disabilities (wheel- chair). Wheelchair users are welcome in the para division. There is no special category for this disability. There is no special category for this disability. How will you address require- ments of Policy guidelines for Gender in sport? Standard FGG policy applies: Women-only divisions is offered. How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Health andWell-being, and in particular, Performance- Enhancing Drugs? Standard FGG policy applies. How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Officials? Standard FGG policy applies. Will you be able to meet sportspecific Red Book requirements?What are the difficulties you foresee for meeting these requirements, and how will you deal with them? All Red Book requirements will be met.We don’t expect any difficulties meeting the Red Book requirements. Scheduling (number of days) 2 days. Number of days is not de- pending on number of participants. Number of competitive instances per athlete Depending on registered events. Total number of competitive instances In total there will be 2 road races organized. If the event is ticketed, how will tickets be sold, distributed, and collected? This event is not slated to be ticketed. Is sport-specific sponsorship possible for this event? Yes
    • amsterdam 2018 54 3.4.1 spOrts prOGram EVENTS badminton Zone Amsterdam City Center Area Name of venue Sporthal de Pijp Location Sporthal de Pijp For venue details see chapter 3.4.2 NATURE OF THE EVENT Anticipated number of participants 500 Expected breakdown (by gender, by region of origin) 330 men / 170 women North America: Asia, Australia & New Zealand: Europe: Else: 15% 15% 69% 1% On what basis were these numbers derived? Based on history, previous events and knowledge How does the sport as you plan it respond to FGG goals for balance in the following areas: levels of ability and experience, access for the disabled, age groups, regions, men/women, personal financial resources, This sport is open for everyone; from seasoned athletes to recrea- tional participants. Gay, lesbian, bisexual, straight, the color of your skin, hair or eyes as well as your religion, beliefs, race, age, gender or the way you want to dress or different body types and kinds of athletic ability? choose to live are not an issue, as long you are a badminton player you are welcome to join. Enjoyment & participation is the most important requirement. organizational resources Is there a national and/or interna- tional LGBTsports organization for the sport? No Will a regional (national, interna- tional) sanctioning or governing body be involved? Yes: Dutch Badminton Union, BadmintonWorld Federation Will the event be sanctioned Yes Who will organize/manage the event? Tonnie van Grinsven /Tijgertje Amsterdam Will a local club be involved in the organization of the event? LGBT badminton club:Tijgertje A’dam What local experience is available to the host in organising competitions for this sport? 1.Tonnie van Grinsven 2.Tijgertje Amsterdam 3. Dutch Badminton Union
    • amsterdam 2018 55 badminton organization of the event Description of tournament Preliminary rounds: pool system Round-robin format Medal round: the final rounds will be a knock out format Categories and divisions 5 categories; men, women,mixed, 5 divisions. Categories can be mixed in case of shortness participants. Divisions Men Women Mixed A (international- and national-team level) Single & doubles Single & doubles Doubles B- (competitive level) Single & doubles Single & doubles Doubles B + (without competition/ tournament experience) Single & doubles Single & doubles Doubles C- (without competition/ tournament experience) Single & doubles Single & doubles Doubles C+ (beginners) Single & doubles Single & doubles Doubles If the event is ticketed, how will tickets be sold, distributed, and collected? This event is not slated to be ticketed. Specific FGG policies How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Age and Ability? There are ability divisions but no age categories How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Disability? General mobility: Lower mobility / wheelchair Hearing impairment: Visual impairment: Participation requires a full mobility and good health.There is no category for disabilities. There will not be a para division. Normally no obstacle to participation. Most participants would have difficulty competing. How will you address require- ments of Policy guidelines for Gender in sport? Standard FGG policy applies: Women-only divisions is offered. How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Health andWell-being, and in particular, Performance-Enhancing Drugs? Standard FGG policy applies. How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Officials? Standard FGG policy applies. Will you be able to meet sportspecific Red Book requirements?What are the difficulties you foresee for meeting these requirements, and how will you deal with them? All Red Book requirements will be met.We don’t expect any difficulties meeting the Red Book requirements. Scheduling (number of days) 6 days.The exact days depends on the number of participants. Total number of competitive instances Depending on the number of participants Is sport-specific sponsorship possible for this event? Yes 3.4.1 spOrts prOGram EVENTS
    • amsterdam 2018 56 3.4.1 spOrts prOGram EVENTS BASKETBALL Zone Amsterdam City Center Area Name of venue Apollohal Location Apollohal For venue details see chapter 3.4.2 NATURE OF THE EVENT Anticipated number of participants 4-- Expected breakdown (by gender, by region of origin) 330 men / 170 women North America: Asia, Australia & New Zealand: Europe: Else: 45% 9% 45% 1% On what basis were these numbers derived? Based on history, previous events and knowledge How does the sport as you plan it respond to FGG goals for balance in the following areas: levels of ability and experience, access for the disabled, age groups, regions, men/women, personal financial resources, This sport is open for everyone; from seasoned athletes to recrea- tional participants. Gay, lesbian, bisexual, straight, the color of your skin, hair or eyes as well as your religion, beliefs, race, age, gender or the way you want to dress or different body types and kinds of athletic ability? choose to live are not an issue, as long you are a basketball player you are welcome to join. Enjoyment & participation is the most important requirement. organizational resources Is there a national and/or interna- tional LGBTsports organization for the sport? No Will a regional (national, interna- tional) sanctioning or governing body be involved? Yes: NBB, Dutch Basketball Union FIBA, International basketball federation Will the event be sanctioned Yes Who will organize/manage the event? Kees van der Heiden/Tijgertje Amsterdam Will a local club be involved in the organization of the event? LGBT basketbal club:Tijgertje A’dam What local experience is available to the host in organising competitions for this sport? 1. Kees van der Heiden 2.Tijgertje Amsterdam 3. Dutch Basketball Union
    • amsterdam 2018 57 basketball organization of the event Description of tournament 2 categories, men and women 6 divisions. Divisions can be mixed in case of shortness participants / teams. Players without their own team can be assigned to other teams. Categories and divisions 5 categories; men, women,mixed, 5 divisions. Categories can be mixed in case of shortness participants. Divisions Men Women Mixed A (advanced) Yes Yes Option B (recreational with extensive playing experience) Yes Yes Option C (recreational with less playing experience) Yes Yes Option Masters divisions 35+(pending interest) Yes Yes Option Veterans divisions 50+ (pending interest) Yes Yes Option Wheelchair (optional,pending interest) Yes Yes Is sport-specific sponsorship possible for this event? Yes Specific FGG policies How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Age and Ability? There are both age categories and ability divisions. How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Disability? General mobility: Lower mobility / wheelchair Hearing impairment: Visual impairment: Depending on the level and nature of disability, many participants can be welcomed in the para division (option). Wheelchair users are welcome in the para division. Normally no obstacle to participation. Most participants would have difficulty competing. How will you address require- ments of Policy guidelines for Gender in sport? Standard FGG policy applies: Women-only divisions is offered. How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Health andWell-being, and in particular, Performance-Enhancing Drugs? Standard FGG policy applies. How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Officials? Standard FGG policy applies. Will you be able to meet sportspecific Red Book requirements?What are the difficulties you foresee for meeting these requirements, and how will you deal with them? All Red Book requirements will be met.We don’t expect any difficulties meeting the Red Book requirements. Scheduling (number of days) 6 days.The exact days of this event depends on the total number of the teams. Total number of competitive instances Depending on the number of teams & divisions. If the event is ticketed, how will tickets be sold, distributed, and collected? This event is not slated to be ticketed. 3.4.1 spOrts prOGram EVENTS
    • amsterdam 2018 58 BOWLING 3.4.1 spOrts prOGram EVENTS Zone Amsterdam City Center Area Name of venue Knijn Bowling centrum Location Knijn Bowling centrum For venue details see chapter 3.4.2 NATURE OF THE EVENT Anticipated number of participants 300 Expected breakdown (by gender, by region of origin) 200 men / 100 women North America: Asia, Australia & New Zealand: Europe: Else: 55% 5% 35% 5% On what basis were these numbers derived? Based on history, previous events and knowledge How does the sport as you plan it respond to FGG goals for balance in the following areas: levels of ability and experience, access for the disabled, age groups, regions, men/women, personal financial resources, This sport is open for everyone; from seasoned athletes to recrea- tional participants. Gay, lesbian, bisexual, straight, the color of your skin, hair or eyes as well as your religion, beliefs, race, age, gender or the way you want to dress or. different body types and kinds of athletic ability? choose to live are not an issue, and even when you are in a wheelchair, as long you are a bowler player you are welcome to join. organizational resources Is there a national and/or interna- tional LGBTsports organization for the sport? Yes IGBO,International Gay Bowling Organization Will a regional (national, interna- tional) sanctioning or governing body be involved? Yes NBF, Dutch Bowling Federation FIQ, International Bowling Federation Will the event be sanctioned Yes Who will organize/manage the event? Tammo van den Heuvel / Gay Bowling Amsterdam Will a local club be involved in the organization of the event? Gay Bowling Amsterdam What local experience is available to the host in organising competitions for this sport? 1.Tammo van den Heuvel 2. Gay Bowling Amsterdam 3. Dutch Bowling Federation
    • amsterdam 2018 59 MEN Division Single Doubles Team: 4 persons Division A 200+ 400+ 800+ Division B 180-199 360-399 720-799 Division C 160-179 320-359 640-719 Division D 140-159 280-319 560-639 Division E 0-139 0-279 0-559 Social (no handicap) NA NA NA Weelchair Optional (pending interest) 3.4.1 spOrts prOGram EVENTS BOWLING organization of the event Description of tournament The Bowling event shall be 10 pin format only. Handicap or scratch tournament in the league division for men and women;bowlers with an average established via play in a regular league or tournament. Scratch tournament in the social division, social division with single, double and team (4 persons) competition; the Social Division is open to all bowlers who do not qualify for League Division. The Para-Division is for bowlers who are disabled. Para-Division events will be scratch bowling. Categories and divisions 6 categories. Divisions can be mixed in case of less than 4 participants. Wheelchair divisions may be created. WOMEN Couples Single Doubles Team: 4 persons Division A 180+ 360+ 720+ Division B 160-179 330-359 660-719 Division C 140-159 300-329 600-659 Division D 120-139 270-299 540-599 Division E 0-119 0-269 0-539 Social (no handicap) NA NA NA Weelchair Optional (pending interest)
    • amsterdam 2018 60 3.4.1 spOrts prOGram EVENTS Lower mobility / wheelchair Hearing impairment: Visual impairment: Wheelchair users are welcome in the para division. Normally no obstacle to participation. Most participants would have difficulty competing. How will you address require- ments of Policy guidelines for Gender in sport? Standard FGG policy applies: Women-only divisions is offered. How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Health andWell-being, and in particular, Performance- Enhancing Drugs? Standard FGG policy applies. How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Officials? Standard FGG policy applies. Will you be able to meet sportspecific Red Book requirements?What are the difficulties you foresee for meeting these requirements, and how will you deal with them? All Red Book requirements will be met.We don’t expect any difficulties meeting the Red Book requirements. Scheduling (number of days) 5 days.The exact days of this event depends on the total number of the teams. Number of competitive instances per athlete Each participant will be guaranteed 3 rounds per event. Total number of competitive instances Depending on the number of teams & divisions If the event is ticketed, how will tickets be sold, distributed, and collected? This event is not slated to be ticketed. Is sport-specific sponsorship possible for this event? Yes Specific FGG policies How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Age and Ability? There are ability divisions but no age categories How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Disability? General mobility: Depending on the level and nature of disability, many participants can be welcomed in the para division (option). BOWLING
    • amsterdam 2018 61 Cycling – Mountain bike 3.4.1 spOrts prOGram EVENTS Zone Amsterdam Greater Area Name of venue MTB-Spaarnwoude Location MTB-Spaarnwoude For venue details see chapter 3.4.2 NATURE OF THE EVENT Anticipated number of participants 100 Expected breakdown (by gender, by region of origin) 70 men / 30 women North America: Asia, Australia & New Zealand: Europe: Else: 48% 2% 48% 2% On what basis were these numbers derived? Based on history, previous events and knowledge How does the sport as you plan it respond to FGG goals for balance in the following areas: levels of ability and experience, access for the disabled, age groups, regions, men/women, personal financial resources, This sport is open for everyone; from seasoned athletes to recrea- tional participants. Gay, lesbian, bisexual, straight, the color of your skin, hair or eyes as well as your religion, beliefs, race, age, gender or the way you want to dress or different body types and kinds of athletic ability? choose to live are not an issue,as long you are a mountain biker you are welcome to join. organizational resources Is there a national and/or interna- tional LGBTsports organization for the sport? No Will a regional (national, interna- tional) sanctioning or governing body be involved? Yes KNWU, Royal Dutch Cycling Union UCI, Union Cycliste Internationale Will the event be sanctioned Yes Who will organize/manage the event? Sonja Daalhuizen / MTBWOMEN Will a local club be involved in the organization of the event? DTS Zaandam & MTBWOMEN What local experience is available to the host in organising competitions for this sport? 1. Sonja Daalhuizen / MTBWOMEN 2. DTS Zaandam 3. Royal Dutch Cycling Union
    • amsterdam 2018 62 3.4.1 spOrts prOGram EVENTS CYCLING - MOUNTAINBIKE organization of the event Description of tournament Individual road race with group start: over a short circuits through forest, bushes en op air terrain, length 5,6 km Categories and divisions 2 categories. men& women 28 divisions. Depending on participants divisions can be racing at the same time. Age categories: 18-34, 35-39, 40- 44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60 > Men Novice Men Unlicensed 45 minutes Sport Men Unlicensed 60 minutes Sport Men Licensed 75 minutes Expert Men Licensed 90 minutes Number of competitive instances per athlete Each participant will be guaranteed 1 mountain bike race. Total number of competitive instances In total there will be 8 mountain bike races. If the event is ticketed, how will tickets be sold, distributed, and collected? This event is not slated to be ticketed. Is sport-specific sponsorship possible for this event? Yes Specific FGG policies How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Age and Ability? There are both age categories and ability divisions. How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Disability? General mobility: Lower mobility / wheelchair Hearing impairment: Visual impairment: Participation requires a full mobil- ity and good health.here is no category for disabilities. There will not be a para division offered. Normally no obstacle to participation. Most participants would have difficulty competing. How will you address require- ments of Policy guidelines for Gender in sport? Standard FGG policy applies: Women-only divisions is offered. How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Health andWell-being, and in particular, Performance- Enhancing Drugs? Standard FGG policy applies. Scheduling (number of days) 1 day. Number of days is not de- pending on number of participants. Women Novice Women Unlicensed 35 minutes Sport Women Unlicensed 45 minutes Sport Women Licensed 60 minutes Expert Women Licensed 75 minutes
    • amsterdam 2018 63 How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Officials? Standard FGG policy applies. Will you be able to meet sportspecific Red Book requirements?What are the difficulties you foresee for meeting these requirements, and how will you deal with them? All Red Book requirements will be met.We don’t expect any difficulties meeting the Red Book requirements. 3.4.1 spOrts prOGram EVENTS CYCLING - MOUNTAINBIKE
    • amsterdam 2018 64 Cycling – road races 3.4.1 spOrts prOGram EVENTS Zone Amsterdam Greater Area Name of venue Sportpark Sloten Location Sportpark Sloten For venue details see chapter 3.4.2 NATURE OF THE EVENT Anticipated number of participants 200 Expected breakdown (by gender, by region of origin) 125 men / 75 women North America: Asia, Australia & New Zealand: Europe: Else: 34% 4% 60% 2% On what basis were these numbers derived? Based on history, previous events and knowledge How does the sport as you plan it respond to FGG goals for balance in the following areas: levels of ability and experience, access for the disabled, age groups, regions, men/women, personal financial resources, This sport is open for everyone; from seasoned athletes to recrea- tional participants. Gay, lesbian, bisexual, straight, the color of your skin, hair or eyes as well as your religion, beliefs, race, age, gender or the way you want to dress or different body types and kinds of athletic ability? choose to live are not an issue,as long you are a road racer you are welcome to join. organizational resources Is there a national and/or interna- tional LGBTsports organization for the sport? No Will a regional (national, interna- tional) sanctioning or governing body be involved? Yes KNWU, Royal Dutch Cycling Union UCI, Union Cycliste Internationale Will the event be sanctioned Yes Who will organize/manage the event? Leon Pijls Will a local club be involved in the organization of the event? ASC Olympia What local experience is available to the host in organising competitions for this sport? 1. Leon Pijls 2. ASC Olympia 3. Royal Dutch Cycling Union
    • amsterdam 2018 65 3.4.1 spOrts prOGram EVENTS CYCLING - ROAD RACES organization of the event Description of tournament 3 events: • Individual road race with group start: over a short circuits through Amsterdam town and park, length 5 km. • Criterium – closed circuit of 2,5 km • IndividiualTimeTrial - closed circuit of 2,5 km Categories and divisions 2 categories, men& women, 28 divisions. Age categories: 18-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60 > Men Novice Men Unlicensed 45 minutes Sport Men Unlicensed 60 minutes Sport Men Licensed 75 minutes Expert Men Licensed 90 minutes Scheduling (number of days) 3 days. Number of days is not de- pending on number of participants. Number of competitive instances per athlete Each athlete can participate in one category in a event. Total number of competitive instances Maximum 3 events. If the event is ticketed, how will tickets be sold, distributed, and collected? This event is not slated to be ticketed. Is sport-specific sponsorship possible for this event? Yes Specific FGG policies How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Age and Ability? There are both age categories and ability divisions. How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Disability? General mobility: Lower mobility / wheelchair Hearing impairment: Visual impairment: Participation requires a full mobil- ity and good health.here is no category for disabilities. There will not be a para division offered. Normally no obstacle to participation. Most participants would have difficulty competing. How will you address require- ments of Policy guidelines for Gender in sport? Standard FGG policy applies: Women-only divisions is offered. Women Novice Women Unlicensed 35 minutes Sport Women Unlicensed 45 minutes Sport Women Licensed 60 minutes Expert Women Licensed 75 minutes
    • amsterdam 2018 66 3.4.1 spOrts prOGram EVENTS CYCLING - ROAD RACES How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Health andWell-being, and in particular, Performance- Enhancing Drugs? Standard FGG policy applies. How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Officials? Standard FGG policy applies. Will you be able to meet sportspecific Red Book requirements?What are the difficulties you foresee for meeting these requirements, and how will you deal with them? All Red Book requirements will be met.We don’t expect any difficulties meeting the Red Book requirements.
    • 67 amsterdam 2018 DANCE SPORT 3.4.1 spOrts prOGram EVENTS Zone Amsterdam City Center Area Name of venue Beurs van Berlage Location Beurs van Berlage For venue details see chapter 3.4.2 NATURE OF THE EVENT Anticipated number of participants 400 Expected breakdown (by gender, by region of origin) 160 men / 240 women North America: Asia, Australia & New Zealand: Europe: Else: 40% 10% 45% 5% On what basis were these numbers derived? Based on history, previous events and knowledge How does the sport as you plan it respond to FGG goals for balance in the following areas: levels of ability and experience, access for the disabled, age groups, regions, men/women, personal financial resources, This sport is open for everyone; from seasoned athletes to recrea- tional participants. Gay, lesbian, bisexual, straight, the color of your skin, hair or eyes as well as your religion, beliefs, race, age, gender or the way you want to dress or different body types and kinds of athletic ability? choose to live are not an issue, as long you are a field hockey player you are welcome to join. organizational resources Is there a national and/or interna- tional LGBTsports organization for the sport? Yes IFSSDA Int. Fed. of Same-Sex Dance Ass Will a regional (national, interna- tional) sanctioning or governing body be involved? Yes NADB, Dutch Dance Union ESSDA, European Same-Sex Dance Association Will the event be sanctioned Yes Who will organize/manage the event? HansVos / Dansschool HansVos Will a local club be involved in the organization of the event? Yes Dansschool HansVos What local experience is available to the host in organising competitions for this sport? 1. HansVos 2. Dansschool HansVos
    • 68 amsterdam 2018 3.4.1 spOrts prOGram EVENTS DANCE SPORT organization of the event Description of tournament Modern ballroom dance competition incl: International Standard style, latin, 10-dance, Showdance and Formation team. At Friday night (the last day of the competition) a Gala Ball will be organized (ticketed event). Categories and divisions 3 categories, men, women & teams 35 divisions. Divisions can be mixed in case of less than 3 couples. WOMEN Couples Latin Standard 10 dances Division adult 18+ Yes Yes Open Class Class “A” top level Yes Yes Class “B” advanced level Yes Yes Class “C” intermediate level Yes Yes Class “D” beginner level Yes Yes Division adult 35+ Latin Standard dances Class “A” top level Yes Yes Open ClassClass “B” advanced level Yes Yes Class “C” intermediate level Yes Yes MEN Couples Latin Standard 10 dances Division adult 18+ Yes Yes Open Class Class “A” top level Yes Yes Class “B” advanced level Yes Yes Class “C” intermediate level Yes Yes Class “D” beginner level Yes Yes Division adult 35+ Latin Standard dances Class “A” top level Yes Yes Open ClassClass “B” advanced level Yes Yes Class “C” intermediate level Yes Yes OTHER Couples Showdance Open class:There are no gender, age or ability divisions. Wheelchair Open class (optional, pending interest) Team formation Open class:There are no gender, age or ability divisions.
    • 69 amsterdam 2018 Lower mobility / wheelchair Hearing impairment: Visual impairment: Wheelchair users are welcome in the para division. Normally no obstacle to participation. Most participants would have difficulty competing. How will you address require- ments of Policy guidelines for Gender in sport? Standard FGG policy applies: Women-only divisions is offered. How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Health andWell-being, and in particular, Performance-Enhancing Drugs? Standard FGG policy applies. How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Officials? Standard FGG policy applies. Will you be able to meet sportspecific Red Book requirements?What are the difficulties you foresee for meeting these requirements, and how will you deal with them? All Red Book requirements will be met.We don’t expect any difficulties meeting the Red Book requirements. Scheduling (number of days) 5 days.The exact days of this event depends on the total number of the teams. Number of competitive instances per athlete Each couple is welcome to join 3 events. Total number of competitive instances Depending on the number of couples and teams. If the event is ticketed, how will tickets be sold, distributed, and collected? This event is not slated to be ticketed. Is sport-specific sponsorship possible for this event? Yes Specific FGG policies How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Age and Ability? There are ability divisions but no age categories. How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Disability? General mobility: Participation requires a full mobil- ity and good health. 3.4.1 spOrts prOGram EVENTS DANCE SPORT
    • 70 amsterdam 2018 FIGURE SKATING 3.4.1 spOrts prOGram EVENTS Zone Amsterdam City Center Area Name of venue Jaap Eden IJsbaan Location Jaap Eden IJsbaan For venue details see chapter 3.4.2 NATURE OF THE EVENT Anticipated number of participants 75 Expected breakdown (by gender, by region of origin) 60 men / 15 women North America: Asia, Australia & New Zealand: Europe: Else: 75% 0% 25% 0% On what basis were these numbers derived? Based on history, previous events and knowledge How does the sport as you plan it respond to FGG goals for balance in the following areas: levels of ability and experience, access for the disabled, age groups, regions, men/women, personal financial resources, This sport is open for everyone; from seasoned athletes to recrea- tional participants. Gay, lesbian, bisexual, straight, the color of your skin, hair or eyes as well as your religion, beliefs, race, age, gender or the way you want to dress or different body types and kinds of athletic ability? choose to live are not an issue, as long you are a figure skater you are welcome to join. organizational resources Is there a national and/or interna- tional LGBTsports organization for the sport? Yes IGFSU, International Gay Figure Skating Union Will a regional (national, interna- tional) sanctioning or governing body be involved? Yes KNSB, Royal Dutch skating Federation ISU, International Skating Union Will the event be sanctioned Yes Who will organize/manage the event? To be determined Will a local club be involved in the organization of the event? Yes Figure Skating Amsterdam What local experience is available to the host in organising competitions for this sport? 1. Figure Skating Amsterdam 2. Jaap Eden IJsbaan 3. Royal Dutch skating Federation
    • 71 amsterdam 2018 3.4.1 spOrts prOGram EVENTS FIGURE SKATING organization of the event Description of tournament The following events are included in the figure skating program: Men’s and women’s solo creative free skate; Mixed and same-sex pairs free dance ice dancing. Categories and divisions 4 categories: men, women & pairs (mixed), 20 divisions Divisions can be mixed in case of less than 4 participants.. Individual Pairs Divisions: league Men Women Mixed Same- sex Young adults, (18 - 24 yrs) yes yes yes yes Class I (25 - 35 yrs) yes yes yes yes Class II (36 - 45 yrs) yes yes yes yes Class III (46 - 55 yrs) yes yes yes yes Class IV (56 - > yrs) yes yes yes yes If the event is ticketed, how will tickets be sold, distributed, and collected? This event is slated to be ticketed. Tickets will be sold by internet (website) at the GG2018 office and at the entrance of the Jaap Eden IJsbaan. Is sport-specific sponsorship possible for this event? Yes Specific FGG policies How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Age and Ability? There are ability divisions but no age categories. How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Disability? General mobility: Lower mobility / wheelchair Hearing impairment: Visual impairment: Participation requires a full mobil- ity and good health.There is no category for disabilities. There will not be a para division. Normally no obstacle to participation. Most participants would have difficulty competing. How will you address require- ments of Policy guidelines for Gender in sport? Standard FGG policy applies: Women-only divisions is offered. How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Health andWell-being, and in particular, Performance- Enhancing Drugs? Standard FGG policy applies. Scheduling (number of days) 3 days.The exact days of this event depends on the total number of participants. Number of competitive instances per athlete Each participant is welcome to join 2 events maximum. Total number of competitive instances Depending on the number of participants.
    • 72 amsterdam 2018 How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Officials? Standard FGG policy applies. Will you be able to meet sportspecific Red Book requirements?What are the difficulties you foresee for meeting these requirements, and how will you deal with them? All Red Book requirements will be met.We don’t expect any difficulties meeting the Red Book requirements. 3.4.1 spOrts prOGram EVENTS FIGURE SKATING
    • 73 amsterdam 2018 FOOTBALL (SOCCER) 3.4.1 spOrts prOGram EVENTS Zone Amsterdam Garden Area Name of venue Sportpark Ookmeer Location Sportpark Ookmeer (13 pitches) For venue details see chapter 3.4.2 NATURE OF THE EVENT Anticipated number of participants 900 Expected breakdown (by gender, by region of origin) 475 men / 425 women North America: Asia, Australia & New Zealand: Europe: Else: 40% 10% 45% 5% On what basis were these numbers derived? Based on history, previous events and knowledge How does the sport as you plan it respond to FGG goals for balance in the following areas: levels of ability and experience, access for the disabled, age groups, regions, men/women, personal financial resources, This sport is open for everyone; from seasoned athletes to recrea- tional participants. Gay, lesbian, bisexual, straight, the color of your skin, hair or eyes as well as your religion, beliefs, race, age, gender or the way you want to dress or different body types and kinds of athletic ability? choose to live are not an issue, as long you are a football player you are welcome to join. organizational resources Is there a national and/or interna- tional LGBTsports organization for the sport? Yes IGLFA ,International Gay and Les- bian Soccer Association Will a regional (national, interna- tional) sanctioning or governing body be involved? Yes KNVB, Royal Dutch Football Union FIFA, Int. Federation of Association Football Will the event be sanctioned Yes Who will organize/manage the event? Vanessa deWeger / ASV Wartburgia Will a local club be involved in the organization of the event? Yes ASVWartburgia What local experience is available to the host in organising competitions for this sport? 1.Vanessa deWeger 2. ASVWartburgia 3. Royal Dutch Football Union
    • 74 amsterdam 2018 3.4.1 spOrts prOGram EVENTS FOOTBALL (SOCCER) organization of the event Description of tournament The following events are included in the figure skating program: Men’s and women’s solo creative free skate; Mixed and same-sex pairs free dance ice dancing. Categories and divisions 2 categories: men (mixed) and women, 3 divisions Players without their own team can be assigned to other teams. Women may play on men’s teams, mixed teams. Divisions men women A (advanced with extensive playing experience) yes yes B (recreational with less playing experience) yes yes Masters divisions 40+ (pending interest) yes yes If the event is ticketed, how will tickets be sold, distributed, and collected? This event is not slated to be ticketed. Is sport-specific sponsorship possible for this event? Yes Specific FGG policies How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Age and Ability? There are both age categories and ability divisions. How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Disability? General mobility: Lower mobility / wheelchair Hearing impairment: Visual impairment: Participation requires a full mobil- ity and good health.There is no category for disabilities. There will not be a para division. Normally no obstacle to participation. Most participants would have difficulty competing. How will you address require- ments of Policy guidelines for Gender in sport? Standard FGG policy applies: Women-only divisions is offered. How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Health andWell-being, and in particular, Performance- Enhancing Drugs? Standard FGG policy applies. Scheduling (number of days) 6 days.The exact days of this event depends on the total number of participants. Number of competitive instances per athlete Each participant will be guaranteed 5 matches. Total number of competitive instances Depending on the number of teams & divisions.
    • 75 amsterdam 2018 How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Officials? Standard FGG policy applies. Will you be able to meet sportspecific Red Book requirements?What are the difficulties you foresee for meeting these requirements, and how will you deal with them? All Red Book requirements will be met.We don’t expect any difficulties meeting the Red Book requirements. 3.4.1 spOrts prOGram EVENTS FOOTBALL (SOCCER)
    • 76 amsterdam 2018 GOLF 3.4.1 spOrts prOGram EVENTS Zone Amsterdam Greater Area Name of venue Amsterdamse Golf Club Location Amsterdamse Golf Club For venue details see chapter 3.4.2 NATURE OF THE EVENT Anticipated number of participants 200 Expected breakdown (by gender, by region of origin) 120 men / 80 women North America: Asia, Australia & New Zealand: Europe: Else: 50% 5% 40% 5% On what basis were these numbers derived? Based on history, previous events and knowledge How does the sport as you plan it respond to FGG goals for balance in the following areas: levels of ability and experience, access for the disabled, age groups, regions, men/women, personal financial resources, This sport is open for everyone; from seasoned athletes to recrea- tional participants. Gay, lesbian, bisexual, straight, the color of your skin, hair or eyes as well as your religion, beliefs, race, age, gender or the way you want to dress or different body types and kinds of athletic ability? choose to live are not an issue, as long you are a golf player you are welcome to join. organizational resources Is there a national and/or interna- tional LGBTsports organization for the sport? No Will a regional (national, interna- tional) sanctioning or governing body be involved? Yes NGF, Dutch Golf Federation IGF, International Golf Federation Will the event be sanctioned Yes Who will organize/manage the event? Dirk Bout Will a local club be involved in the organization of the event? Yes Amsterdamse Golf Club What local experience is available to the host in organising competitions for this sport? 1. Dirk Bout 2. Amsterdamse Golf Club 3. Dutch Golf Federation
    • 77 amsterdam 2018 3.4.1 spOrts prOGram EVENTS GOLF organization of the event Description of tournament Stroke competition for division A golfers and a Stableford competition for all other golfers. Categories and divisions 3 Categories: men, women and mixed teams categories can be mixed in case of shortness participants. mixed teams : 4 person mixed gender teams (any combination) best ball event. men A (0–12 hcp, Stroke) women A (0-20 hcp - Stroke) men B (13-19 hcp, Stableford) women B (21-33 hcp- Stableford) men C (20-27 hcp, Stableford) women C (34-45 hcp - Stableford) men D (> 27 hcp, Stableford) women D (> 45 hcp - Stableford) Specific FGG policies How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Age and Ability? There are ability divisions but no age categories. How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Disability? General mobility: Lower mobility / wheelchair Hearing impairment: Visual impairment: Participation requires a full mobil- ity and good health.There is no category for disabilities. There will not be a para division. Normally no obstacle to participation. There will be possibilities offered for golfers with a moderate disability including a separate medal category.. How will you address require- ments of Policy guidelines for Gender in sport? Standard FGG policy applies: Women-only divisions is offered. How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Health andWell-being, and in particular, Performance- Enhancing Drugs? Standard FGG policy applies. How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Officials? Standard FGG policy applies. Will you be able to meet sportspecific Red Book requirements?What are the difficulties you foresee for meeting these requirements, and how will you deal with them? All Red Book requirements will be met.We don’t expect any difficulties meeting the Red Book requirements. Scheduling (number of days) 3 days.The exact days of this event depends on the total number of participants. Number of competitive instances per athlete In total there will be played +/- 400 rounds. Total number of competitive instances Depending on the number of teams & divisions. If the event is ticketed, how will tickets be sold, distributed, and collected? This event is not slated to be ticketed. Is sport-specific sponsorship possible for this event? Yes, if there is no conflict with the host
    • 78 amsterdam 2018 ICE HOCKEY 3.4.1 spOrts prOGram EVENTS Zone Amsterdam City Center Area Name of venue Jaap Eden IJsbaan Location Jaap Eden IJsbaan For venue details see chapter 3.4.2 NATURE OF THE EVENT Anticipated number of participants 180 Expected breakdown (by gender, by region of origin) 75 men / 105 women North America: Asia, Australia & New Zealand: Europe: Else: 75% 0% 25% 0% On what basis were these numbers derived? Based on history, previous events and knowledge How does the sport as you plan it respond to FGG goals for balance in the following areas: levels of ability and experience, access for the disabled, age groups, regions, men/women, personal financial resources, This sport is open for everyone; from seasoned athletes to recrea- tional participants. Gay, lesbian, bisexual, straight, the color of your skin, hair or eyes as well as your religion, beliefs, race, age, gender or the way you want to dress or different body types and kinds of athletic ability? choose to live are not an issue, as long you are an ice hockey player you are welcome to join. organizational resources Is there a national and/or interna- tional LGBTsports organization for the sport? Yes GHI Gay Hockey International Will a regional (national, interna- tional) sanctioning or governing body be involved? Yes NIJB, Dutch Icehockey Federation IIFH, International Ice Hockey Federation Will the event be sanctioned Yes Who will organize/manage the event? to be determined Will a local club be involved in the organization of the event? Yes AmstelTijgers What local experience is available to the host in organising competitions for this sport? 1. AmstelTijgers 2. Jaap Eden IJsbaan 3. Dutch Icehockey Federation
    • 79 amsterdam 2018 3.4.1 spOrts prOGram EVENTS ICE HOCKEY organization of the event Description of tournament Preliminary rounds: pool system; half round robin. Medal round: final ranking - double elimination round. Categories and divisions 2 categories Players without their own team can be assigned to other teams. Division Men (mixed) Women A (advanced with playing experience) team team Scheduling (number of days) 3 days.The exact days of this event depends on the total number of the teams. Number of competitive instances per athlete Each participant will be guaranteed 4 matches. Total number of competitive instances In total there will be played +/- 42 matches. If the event is ticketed, how will tickets be sold, distributed, and collected? This event is slated to be ticketed. Tickets will be sold by internet (website) at the GG2018 office and at the entrance of the Jaap Eden IJsbaan. Is sport-specific sponsorship possible for this event? Yes Specific FGG policies How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Age and Ability? There are ability divisions but no age categories. How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Disability? General mobility: Lower mobility / wheelchair Hearing impairment: Visual impairment: Participation requires a full mobil- ity and good health.There is no category for disabilities. There will not be a para division. Normally no obstacle to participation. Most participants would have difficulty competing. How will you address require- ments of Policy guidelines for Gender in sport? Standard FGG policy applies: Women-only divisions is offered. How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Health andWell-being, and in particular, Performance-Enhancing Drugs? Standard FGG policy applies. How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Officials? Standard FGG policy applies. Will you be able to meet sportspecific Red Book requirements?What are the difficulties you foresee for meeting these requirements, and how will you deal with them? All Red Book requirements will be met.We don’t expect any difficulties meeting the Red Book requirements.
    • 80 amsterdam 2018 SOFTBALL 3.4.1 spOrts prOGram EVENTS Zone Amsterdam Garden Area Name of venue Amsterdam Pirates Location Sportpark Ookmeer For venue details see chapter 3.4.2 NATURE OF THE EVENT Anticipated number of participants 400 Expected breakdown (by gender, by region of origin) 200 men / 200 women North America: Asia, Australia & New Zealand: Europe: Else: 60% 1% 38% 1% On what basis were these numbers derived? Based on history, previous events and knowledge How does the sport as you plan it respond to FGG goals for balance in the following areas: levels of ability and experience, access for the disabled, age groups, regions, men/women, personal financial resources, This sport is open for everyone; from seasoned athletes to recrea- tional participants. Gay, lesbian, bisexual, straight, the color of your skin, hair or eyes as well as your religion, beliefs, race, age, gender or the way you want to dress or different body types and kinds of athletic ability? choose to live are not an issue, as long you are a softball player you are welcome to join. organizational resources Is there a national and/or interna- tional LGBTsports organization for the sport? Yes ASANA, Amateur Sports Alliance of North America Will a regional (national, interna- tional) sanctioning or governing body be involved? Yes KNBSB, Royal Dutch Baseball & Softball Union ISF, International Softball Federation Will the event be sanctioned Yes Who will organize/manage the event? Lia van derVelden Will a local club be involved in the organization of the event? Yes Amsterdam Pirates What local experience is available to the host in organising competitions for this sport? 1. Lia van derVelden 2. Amsterdam Pirates 3. Royal Dutch Baseball & Softball Union
    • 81 amsterdam 2018 3.4.1 spOrts prOGram EVENTS SOFTBALL organization of the event Description of tournament Preliminary rounds: pool system; half round robin. Medal round: final ranking - double elimination round Categories and divisions 2 Categories, Men and women teams, 3 divisions Divisions can be mixed in case of shortness participants. Players without their own team can be assigned to other teams. Division Men (mixed) Women A (advanced) team team B (recreational with extensive playing experience) team team C (recreational with less playing experience) team team Scheduling (number of days) 4 days. Number of days is not de- pending on number of teams. Number of competitive instances per athlete Each participant will be guaranteed 5 matches. Total number of competitive instances In total there will be played +/- 42 matches. If the event is ticketed, how will tickets be sold, distributed, and collected? This event is slated to be ticketed. Tickets will be sold by internet (website) at the GG2018 office and at the entrance of the Jaap Eden IJsbaan. Is sport-specific sponsorship possible for this event? Yes Specific FGG policies How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Age and Ability? There are ability divisions but no age categories. How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Disability? General mobility: Lower mobility / wheelchair Hearing impairment: Visual impairment: Participation requires a full mobility and good health.There is no category for disabilities. There will not be a para division. Normally no obstacle to participation. Most participants would have difficulty competing. How will you address require- ments of Policy guidelines for Gender in sport? Standard FGG policy applies: Women-only divisions is offered. How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Health andWell-being, and in particular, Performance-Enhancing Drugs? Standard FGG policy applies.
    • 82 amsterdam 2018 How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Officials? Standard FGG policy applies. Will you be able to meet sportspecific Red Book requirements?What are the difficulties you foresee for meeting these requirements, and how will you deal with them? All Red Book requirements will be met.We don’t expect any difficulties meeting the Red Book requirements. 3.4.1 spOrts prOGram EVENTS SOFTBALL
    • 83 amsterdam 2018 SQUASH 3.4.1 spOrts prOGram EVENTS Zone Amsterdam Olympic Area Name of venue Frans Otten Stadion Location Frans Otten Stadion (21 courts) For venue details see chapter 3.4.2 NATURE OF THE EVENT Anticipated number of participants 125 Expected breakdown (by gender, by region of origin) 100 men / 25 women North America: Asia, Australia & New Zealand: Europe: Else: 15% 19% 75% 5% On what basis were these numbers derived? Based on history, previous events and knowledge How does the sport as you plan it respond to FGG goals for balance in the following areas: levels of ability and experience, access for the disabled, age groups, regions, men/women, personal financial resources, This sport is open for everyone; from seasoned athletes to recrea- tional participants. Gay, lesbian, bisexual, straight, the color of your skin, hair or eyes as well as your religion, beliefs, race, age, gender or the way you want to dress or different body types and kinds of athletic ability? choose to live are not an issue, as long you are a squash player you are welcome to join. organizational resources Is there a national and/or interna- tional LGBTsports organization for the sport? No Will a regional (national, interna- tional) sanctioning or governing body be involved? Yes KNSB, Royal Dutch Squash Federation WSF,World Squash Federation Will the event be sanctioned Yes Who will organize/manage the event? Graham Rhind / Rainbow Squash Amsterdam Will a local club be involved in the organization of the event? Yes LGBT club: Rainbow Squash A’dam What local experience is available to the host in organising competitions for this sport? 1. Rainbow Squash Amsterdam 2. Frans Otten Stadion 3. Royal Dutch Squash Federation
    • 84 amsterdam 2018 3.4.1 spOrts prOGram EVENTS SQUASH organization of the event Description of tournament Preliminary rounds: pool system; half round robin. Final round: K.O. system. Categories and divisions 2 categories, men and women 5 divisions. Divisions can be mixed in case of less than 4 participants. Wheelchair divisions may be created. If the event is ticketed, how will tickets be sold, distributed, and collected? This event is not slated to be ticketed. Is sport-specific sponsorship possible for this event? Yes Specific FGG policies How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Age and Ability? There are ability divisions but no age categories. How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Disability? General mobility: Lower mobility / wheelchair Hearing impairment: Visual impairment: Participation requires a full mobil- ity and good health.There is no category for disabilities. Wheelchair users are welcome in the para division. Normally no obstacle to participation. Most participants would have difficulty competing. How will you address require- ments of Policy guidelines for Gender in sport? Standard FGG policy applies: Women-only divisions is offered. How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Health andWell-being, and in particular, Performance-Enhancing Drugs? Standard FGG policy applies. How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Officials? Standard FGG policy applies. Divisions: league men women A (advanced) single single B (recreational with extensive playing experience) single single C (recreational with less playing experience) single single D (beginners) single single Wheelchair (optional, pending interest) single single Scheduling (number of days) 4 days.The exact days of this event depends on the total number of participants. Number of competitive instances per athlete Each participant will be guaranteed 5 matches. Total number of competitive instances Depending on the number of participants.
    • 85 amsterdam 2018 Will you be able to meet sportspecific Red Book requirements?What are the difficulties you foresee for meeting these requirements, and how will you deal with them? All Red Book requirements will be met.We don’t expect any difficulties meeting the Red Book requirements. 3.4.1 spOrts prOGram EVENTS SQUASH
    • 86 amsterdam 2018 TABLE TENNIS 3.4.1 spOrts prOGram EVENTS Zone Amsterdam City Center Area Name of venue Amsterdam ’78 Location Table tennis vereniging Amsterdam ’78 For venue details see chapter 3.4.2 NATURE OF THE EVENT Anticipated number of partici- pants 180 Expected breakdown (by gen- der, by region of origin) 120 men / 60 women North America: Asia, Australia & New Zealand: Europe: Else: 20% 30% 40% 10% On what basis were these numbers derived? Based on history, previous events and knowledge How does the sport as you plan it respond to FGG goals for bal- ance in the following areas: levels of ability and experi- ence, access for the disabled, age groups, regions, men/ This sport is open for everyone; from seasoned athletes to recreational participants. Gay, lesbian, bisexual, straight, the color of your skin, hair or eyes as well as your religion, beliefs, race, age, gender or the way you want women, personal financial re- sources, different body types and kinds of athletic ability? to dress or choose to live are not an issue, as long you are a table tennis player you are welcome to join. organizational resources Is there a national and/or interna- tional LGBTsports organization for the sport? No Will a regional (national, interna- tional) sanctioning or governing body be involved? Yes NTTB, DutchTableTennis Federation ITTF, InternationalTableTennis Federation Will the event be sanctioned Yes Who will organize/manage the event? DavidWegner / HendrikusVelzing Will a local club be involved in the organization of the event? Yes Amsterdam ’78 What local experience is available to the host in organising competitions for this sport? 1. DavidWegner / Hendrikus 2.Velzing 3. Amsterdam ’78 DutchTable Tennis Federation
    • 87 amsterdam 2018 3.4.1 spOrts prOGram EVENTS TABLE TENNIS organization of the event Description of tournament Preliminary rounds: pool system; half round robin. Final round: K.O. system. Categories and divisions 5 categories, men, women & mixed 5 divisions. Divisions can be mixed in case of less than 4 participants. Total number of competitive instances Depending on the number of participants. If the event is ticketed, how will tickets be sold, distributed, and collected? This event is not slated to be ticketed. Is sport-specific sponsorship possible for this event? Yes Specific FGG policies How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Age and Ability? There are ability divisions but no age categories. How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Disability? General mobility: Lower mobility / wheelchair Hearing impairment: Visual impairment: Participation requires a full mobil- ity and good health.There is no category for disabilities. There will not be a para division. Normally no obstacle to participation. Most participants would have difficulty competing. How will you address require- ments of Policy guidelines for Gender in sport? Standard FGG policy applies: Women-only divisions is offered. How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Health andWell-being, and in particular, Performance-Enhancing Drugs? Standard FGG policy applies. Divisions: league men women mixed Open single & doubles single & doubles doubles A (advanced) single & doubles single & doubles doubles B (recreational with extensive playing experience) single & doubles single & doubles doubles C (recreational with less playing experience) single & doubles single & doubles doubles D (hobby players / beginners) single & doubles single & doubles doubles Master 40+ single & doubles single & doubles doubles Scheduling (number of days) 5 days.The exact days of this event depends on the total number of participants. Number of competitive instances per athlete Each participant will be guaranteed 2 matches in every event.
    • 88 amsterdam 2018 How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Officials? Standard FGG policy applies. Will you be able to meet sportspecific Red Book requirements?What are the difficulties you foresee for meeting these requirements, and how will you deal with them? All Red Book requirements will be met.We don’t expect any difficulties meeting the Red Book requirements. 3.4.1 spOrts prOGram EVENTS TABLE TENNIS
    • 89 amsterdam 2018 TENNIS 3.4.1 spOrts prOGram EVENTS Zone Amsterdam Olympic Area Name of venue Frans Otten Stadion & Amstelpark Location Frans Otten Stadion & Amstelpark For venue details see chapter 3.4.2 NATURE OF THE EVENT Anticipated number of partici- pants 950 Expected breakdown (by gen- der, by region of origin) 700 men / 250 women North America: Asia, Australia & New Zealand: Europe: Else: 30% 15% 50% 5% On what basis were these numbers derived? Based on history, previous events and knowledge How does the sport as you plan it respond to FGG goals for bal- ance in the following areas: levels of ability and experi- ence, access for the disabled, age groups, regions, men/ This sport is open for everyone; from seasoned athletes to recreational participants. Gay, lesbian, bisexual, straight, the color of your skin, hair or eyes as well as your religion, beliefs, race, age, gender or the way you want women, personal financial re- sources, different body types and kinds of athletic ability? to dress or choose to live are not an issue, as long you are a tennis player you are welcome to join. organizational resources Is there a national and/or interna- tional LGBTsports organization for the sport? Yes Gay and LesbianTennis Alliance Will a regional (national, interna- tional) sanctioning or governing body be involved? Yes KNLTB, Royal Dutch LawnTennis Federation ITF, InternationalTennis Federation Will the event be sanctioned Yes. Depending on status 1QE Who will organize/manage the event? Depending on status 1QE / Smashing Pink Will a local club be involved in the organization of the event? Yes, LGBT tennis club: Smashing Pink. Depending on status iQE What local experience is available to the host in organising competitions for this sport? 1. Smashing Pink 2. Frans Otten Stadion 3. Royal Dutch LawnTennis Federation
    • 90 amsterdam 2018 3.4.1 spOrts prOGram EVENTS TENNIS organization of the event Description of tournament KO system based on ITF and GLTA system, round robin for small events with a consolation round in all events. Categories and divisions 5 categories, men, women & mixed 9 divisions. Divisions can be mixed in case of less than 4 participants. Scheduling (number of days) 6 days.The exact days of this event depends on the total number of participants. Number of competitive instances per athlete Each participant will be guaranteed 2 matches in every event. Total number of competitive instances Depending on the number of participants. If the event is ticketed, how will tickets be sold, distributed, and collected? This event is not slated to be ticketed. Is sport-specific sponsorship possible for this event? Yes Specific FGG policies How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Age and Ability? There are ability divisions but no age categories. How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Disability? General mobility: Lower mobility / wheelchair Hearing impairment: Visual impairment: Participation requires a full mobil- ity and good health. There are 2 categories for disabili- ties (wheelchair). Wheelchair users are welcome in the para division. Normally no obstacle to participation. Most participants would have difficulty competing. How will you address require- ments of Policy guidelines for Gender in sport? Standard FGG policy applies: Women-only divisions is offered. Divisions: league men women mixed Open single & doubles single & doubles doubles A (advanced) single & doubles single & doubles doubles B (recreational with extensive playing experience) single & doubles single & doubles doubles C (recreational with less playing experience) single & doubles single & doubles doubles D (hobby players / beginners) single & doubles single & doubles doubles 40+ single & doubles single & doubles doubles 50+ single & doubles single & doubles doubles 60+ single & doubles single & doubles doubles Wheelchair (optional, pending interest) single & doubles single & doubles doubles
    • 91 amsterdam 2018 How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Health andWell-being, and in particular, Performance-Enhancing Drugs? Standard FGG policy applies. How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Officials? Standard FGG policy applies. Will you be able to meet sportspecific Red Book requirements?What are the difficulties you foresee for meeting these requirements, and how will you deal with them? All Red Book requirements will be met.We don’t expect any difficulties meeting the Red Book requirements. 3.4.1 spOrts prOGram EVENTS TENNIS ADDITIONAL COMMENTS I am convinced that 2018 should be the year that we will see united games again. In the principle of 1QE (1 quadrannial event)I support Amsterdam to bring those games back to Amsterdam. I like to support any organization that has this goal in mind. Amsterdam was in 1998 an example about how games should be organized and how the visibility of games in the community is established. I believe Amsterdam is the only city that can bring that special atmosphere these games need.The scale, culture and history of Amsterdam and the Netherlands proof that Amsterdam is the right partner for any games. Kind regards, Hein Jan Lapidaire
    • 92 amsterdam 2018 VOLLEYBALL 3.4.1 spOrts prOGram EVENTS Zone Amsterdam Olympic Area Name of venue Sporthallen Zuid Location Sporthallen Zuid; HAL2 & 3 For venue details see chapter 3.4.2 NATURE OF THE EVENT Anticipated number of participants 950 Expected breakdown (by gender, by region of origin) 750 men / 200 women North America: Asia, Australia & New Zealand: Europe: Else: 40% 5% 40% 5% On what basis were these numbers derived? Based on history, previous events and knowledge How does the sport as you plan it respond to FGG goals for balance in the following areas: levels of ability and experience, access for the disabled, age groups, regions, men/women, personal financial resources, This sport is open for everyone; from seasoned athletes to recrea- tional participants. Gay, lesbian, bisexual, straight, the color of your skin, hair or eyes as well as your religion, beliefs, race, age, gender or the way you want to dress or different body types and kinds of athletic ability? choose to live are not an issue, as long you are a volleyball player you are welcome to join. organizational resources Is there a national and/or interna- tional LGBTsports organization for the sport? No Will a regional (national, interna- tional) sanctioning or governing body be involved? Yes NeVoBo, DutchVolleyball Union FIVB, Federation Internationale de Volleyball Will the event be sanctioned Yes Who will organize/manage the event? Jan Buurkes / Netzo Amsterdam Will a local club be involved in the organization of the event? Yes LGBT volleyball club: Netzo Amsterdam What local experience is available to the host in organising competitions for this sport? 1. Jan Buurkes 2. Netzo Amsterdam 3. DutchVolleyball Union
    • 93 amsterdam 2018 3.4.1 spOrts prOGram EVENTS VOLLEYBALL organization of the event Description of tournament Preliminary rounds: pool system; half round robin. Medal round: final ranking - double elimination round Categories and divisions 2 categories, men (mixed) & women, 5 divisions. Players without their own team can be assigned to other teams. categories can be mixed in case of shortness participants. Total number of competitive instances Depending on the number of teams & divisions If the event is ticketed, how will tickets be sold, distributed, and collected? This event is not slated to be ticketed. Is sport-specific sponsorship possible for this event? Yes Specific FGG policies How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Age and Ability? There are both age categories and ability divisions. How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Disability? General mobility: Lower mobility / wheelchair Hearing impairment: Visual impairment: Participation requires a full mobil- ity and good health.There is no category for disabilities. There will not be a para division offered. Normally no obstacle to participation. Most participants would have difficulty competing. How will you address require- ments of Policy guidelines for Gender in sport? Standard FGG policy applies: Women-only divisions is offered. How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Health andWell-being, and in particular, Performance-Enhancing Drugs? Standard FGG policy applies. Divisions: league men women AA (top Competitive level) yes yes A (Competitive level) yes yes BB (Advanced with extensive playing experience) yes yes B (Average with less playing experience) yes yes C (recreational / beginners) yes yes Senior 50+ (If there are five teams or more per division) option option Scheduling (number of days) 6 days.The exact days of this event depends on the total number of participants. Number of competitive instances per athlete Each participant will be guaranteed 5 matches.
    • 94 amsterdam 2018 How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Officials? Standard FGG policy applies. Will you be able to meet sportspecific Red Book requirements?What are the difficulties you foresee for meeting these requirements, and how will you deal with them? All Red Book requirements will be met.We don’t expect any difficulties meeting the Red Book requirements. 3.4.1 spOrts prOGram EVENTS VOLLEYBALL
    • 95 amsterdam 2018 WRESTLING 3.4.1 spOrts prOGram EVENTS Zone Amsterdam Garden Area Name of venue Sportcentrum Ookmeer Location Sportcentrum Ookmeer For venue details see chapter 3.4.2 NATURE OF THE EVENT Anticipated number of participants 100 Expected breakdown (by gender, by region of origin) 80 men / 20 women North America: Asia, Australia & New Zealand: Europe: Else: 65% 2% 30% 3% On what basis were these numbers derived? Based on history, previous events and knowledge How does the sport as you plan it respond to FGG goals for balance in the following areas: levels of ability and experience, access for the disabled, age groups, regions, men/women, personal financial resources, This sport is open for everyone; from seasoned athletes to recrea- tional participants. Gay, lesbian, bisexual, straight, the color of your skin, hair or eyes as well as your religion, beliefs, race, age, gender or the way you want to dress or different body types and kinds of athletic ability? choose to live are not an issue, as long you are a wrestler you are welcome to join. organizational resources Is there a national and/or interna- tional LGBTsports organization for the sport? Yes WWB,WrestlersWithout Borders Will a regional (national, interna- tional) sanctioning or governing body be involved? Yes NOWB, Dutch OlympicWrestling Federation FILA, Int. Fed. of Associated Wrestling Styles Will the event be sanctioned Yes Who will organize/manage the event? JeroenTan /Tijgertje Amsterdam Will a local club be involved in the organization of the event? Yes LGBT wrestling club:Tijgertje A’dam What local experience is available to the host in organising competitions for this sport? 1. JeroenTan 2.Tijgertje Amsterdam 3. Dutch OlympicWrestling Federation
    • 96 amsterdam 2018 3.4.1 spOrts prOGram EVENTS organization of the event Description of tournament OLYMPIC Style double elimination freestyle wrestling tournament And a developmental Novice clinic. Categories and divisions 2 categories, men & women 24 divisions.Divisions can be mixed in case of less than 3 participants. Open (up to 35) Masters (36-49) Veterans (50+) Novice clinic Under 48kg men & women men & women men & women men & women Under 57kg men & women men & women men & women men & women Under 68kg men & women men & women men & women men & women Under 74kg men & women men & women men & women men & women Under 90kg men & women men & women men & women men & women Under 100kg men & women men & women men & women men & women Under 130kg men & women men & women men & women men & women Above 130 kg men & women men & women men & women men & women Scheduling (number of days) 3 days.The exact days of this event depends on the total number of participants. Number of competitive instances per athlete Each participant will be guaranteed 3 with a max of 5 events per day Total number of competitive instances Depending on the number of participants. If the event is ticketed, how will tickets be sold, distributed, and collected? This event is not slated to be ticketed Is sport-specific sponsorship possible for this event? Yes Specific FGG policies How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Age and Ability? There are both age categories and ability divisions. How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Disability? General mobility: Lower mobility / wheelchair Hearing impairment: Visual impairment: Participation requires a full mobil- ity and good health.There is no category for disabilities. There will not be a para division. Normally no obstacle to participation. Most participants would have difficulty competing. How will you address require- ments of Policy guidelines for Gender in sport? Standard FGG policy applies: Women-only divisions is offered. WRESTLING
    • 97 amsterdam 2018 3.4.1 spOrts prOGram EVENTS WRESTLING How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Health andWell-being, and in particular, Performance-Enhancing Drugs? Standard FGG policy applies. How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Officials? Standard FGG policy applies. Will you be able to meet sportspecific Red Book requirements?What are the difficulties you foresee for meeting these requirements, and how will you deal with them? All Red Book requirements will be met.We don’t expect any difficulties meeting the Red Book requirements.
    • amsterdam 2018 98 BEACHVOLLEYBALL 3.4.1 spOrts prOGram EVENTS Zone Amsterdam Garden Area Name of venue Sportpark De Eendracht Location Sportpark De Eendracht For venue details see chapter 3.4.2 NATURE OF THE EVENT Anticipated number of participants 100 Expected breakdown (by gender, by region of origin) 80 men / 20 women North America: Asia, Australia & New Zealand: Europe: Else: 46% 4% 46% 4% On what basis were these numbers derived? Based on history, previous events and knowledge How does the sport as you plan it respond to FGG goals for balance in the following areas: levels of ability and experience, access for the disabled, age groups, regions, men/women, personal financial resources, This sport is open for everyone; from seasoned athletes to recrea- tional participants. Gay, lesbian, bisexual, straight, the color of your skin, hair or eyes as well as your religion, beliefs, race, age, gender or the way you want to dress or different body types and kinds of athletic ability? choose to live are not an issue,as long you are a a beachvolleyball player you are welcome to join. organizational resources Is there a national and/or interna- tional LGBTsports organization for the sport? No Will a regional (national, interna- tional) sanctioning or governing body be involved? Yes NeVoBo, DutchVolleyball Union FIVB, Federation Internationale de Volleyball Will the event be sanctioned Yes Who will organize/manage the event? Martijn van Breukelen / Roze Blok Delft Will a local club be involved in the organization of the event? BeeVeeStrand What local experience is available to the host in organising competitions for this sport? 1. Martijn van Breukelen 2. LGBT volleyball club: Roze Blok Delft 3. DutchVolleyball Union
    • amsterdam 2018 99 3.4.1 spOrts prOGram EVENTS BEACHVOLLEYBALL organization of the event Description of tournament Preliminary rounds: pool system; half round robin. Medal round: final ranking - double elimination round Categories and divisions 2 categories, men & women, 4 divisions. Players without their own team can be assigned to other teams. Categories can be mixed in case of shortness teams. Divisions Men Women A (Advanced with extensive playing experience) Yes Yes B (Average with some playing experience) Yes Yes C (recreational / beginners with less playing experience) Yes Yes Four-person (mixed team) BeachVolleyball Option Option Specific FGG policies How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Age and Ability? There are ability divisions but no age categories. How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Disability? General mobility: Lower mobility / wheelchair Hearing impairment: Visual impairment: Participation requires a full mobil- ity and good health.here is no category for disabilities. There will not be a para division offered. Normally no obstacle to participation. Most participants would have difficulty competing. How will you address require- ments of Policy guidelines for Gender in sport? Standard FGG policy applies: Women-only divisions is offered. How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Health andWell-being, and in particular, Performance- Enhancing Drugs? Standard FGG policy applies. How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Officials? Standard FGG policy applies. Will you be able to meet sportspecific Red Book requirements?What are the difficulties you foresee for meeting these requirements, and how will you deal with them? All Red Book requirements will be met.We don’t expect any difficulties meeting the Red Book requirements. Scheduling (number of days) 4 days.The exact days of this event depends on the total number of the teams. Number of competitive instances per athlete Each participant will be guaranteed 5 matches. Total number of competitive instances Depending on the number of teams & divisions If the event is ticketed, how will tickets be sold, distributed, and collected? This event is not slated to be ticketed. Is sport-specific sponsorship possible for this event? Yes
    • amsterdam 2018 100 BRIDGE 3.4.1 spOrts prOGram EVENTS Zone Amsterdam Olympic Area Name of venue Sporthallen Zuid Location Sporthallen Zuid For venue details see chapter 3.4.2 NATURE OF THE EVENT Anticipated number of participants 100 Expected breakdown (by gender, by region of origin) 50 men / 50 women North America: Asia, Australia & New Zealand: Europe: Else: 20% 4% 75% 1% On what basis were these numbers derived? Based on history, previous events and knowledge How does the sport as you plan it respond to FGG goals for balance in the following areas: levels of ability and experience, access for the disabled, age groups, regions, men/women, personal financial resources, This sport is open for everyone; from seasoned athletes to recrea- tional participants. Gay, lesbian, bisexual, straight, the color of your skin, hair or eyes as well as your religion, beliefs, race, age, gender or the way you want to dress or. different body types and kinds of athletic ability? choose to live are not an issue, and even when you are in a wheelchair, as long you are a bridgeplayer you are welcome to join. organizational resources Is there a national and/or interna- tional LGBTsports organization for the sport? No Will a regional (national, interna- tional) sanctioning or governing body be involved? Yes NBB, Dutch Bridge Federation WBF,World Bridge Federation Will the event be sanctioned Yes Who will organize/manage the event? Cees vanVeenendaal / Bridge Club Gay Forcing Will a local club be involved in the organization of the event? Bridge Club Gay Forcing Amsterdam What local experience is available to the host in organising competitions for this sport? 1. Arno de Keizer (official arbiter) 2. Bridge ClubGay Forcing Amsterdam 3. Dutch Bridge Federation
    • amsterdam 2018 101 3.4.1 spOrts prOGram EVENTS BRIDGE organization of the event Description of tournament 2 one-day tournaments, 36-36 boards. Matchpoint scoring and IMP (butler) scoring tournament. Categories and divisions 1 categories, men, women or mixed 2 divisions. Divisions can be mixed in case of shortness participants. Divisions A (advanced, with extensive playing experience) B (recreational, with less playing experience) Specific FGG policies How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Age and Ability? There are ability divisions but no age categories. How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Disability? General mobility: Lower mobility / wheelchair Hearing impairment: Visual impairment: Participation requires a good health.There is no category for disabilities. Normally no obstacle to participation. Normally no obstacle to participation. Most participants would have difficulty competing How will you address require- ments of Policy guidelines for Gender in sport? Standard FGG policy applies. How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Health andWell-being, and in particular, Performance- Enhancing Drugs? Standard FGG policy applies. How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Officials? Standard FGG policy applies. Will you be able to meet sportspecific Red Book requirements?What are the difficulties you foresee for meeting these requirements, and how will you deal with them? All Red Book requirements will be met.We don’t expect any difficulties meeting the Red Book requirements. Scheduling (number of days) 2 days. Number of days is not de- pending on number of participants or teams. Number of competitive instances per athlete Each participant will be guaranteed 9 matches (36 boards) a day. Total number of competitive instances In total there will be played 2 x 9 matches (2 x 36 boards). If the event is ticketed, how will tickets be sold, distributed, and collected? This event is not slated to be ticketed. Is sport-specific sponsorship possible for this event? Yes
    • amsterdam 2018 102 CHESS 3.4.1 spOrts prOGram EVENTS Zone Amsterdam Olympic Area Name of venue Sporthallen Zuid Location Sporthallen Zuid For venue details see chapter 3.4.2 NATURE OF THE EVENT Anticipated number of participants 50 Expected breakdown (by gender, by region of origin) 25 men / 25 women North America: Asia, Australia & New Zealand: Europe: Else: 48% 2% 48% 2% On what basis were these numbers derived? Based on history, previous events and knowledge How does the sport as you plan it respond to FGG goals for balance in the following areas: levels of ability and experience, access for the disabled, age groups, regions, men/women, personal financial resources, This sport is open for everyone; from seasoned athletes to recrea- tional participants. Gay, lesbian, bisexual, straight, the color of your skin, hair or eyes as well as your religion, beliefs, race, age, gender or the way you want to dress or. different body types and kinds of athletic ability? choose to live are not an issue, and even when you are in a wheelchair, as long you are a chessplayer you are welcome to join. organizational resources Is there a national and/or interna- tional LGBTsports organization for the sport? No Will a regional (national, interna- tional) sanctioning or governing body be involved? Yes KNSB, Royal Dutch Chess Federation FIDE,World Chess Federation Will the event be sanctioned Yes Who will organize/manage the event? DanielleTalmon Will a local club be involved in the organization of the event? Caissa amsterdam What local experience is available to the host in organising competitions for this sport? 1. DanielleTalmon 2. Caissa amsterdam 3. Royal Dutch Chess Federation
    • amsterdam 2018 103 3.4.1 spOrts prOGram EVENTS CHESS organization of the event Description of tournament Fast chess tournament under the Swiss system with 11 rounds and 30 minutes reflection time for each player. Categories and divisions 2 categories, men and women 2 divisions. Categories & divisions can be mixed in case of shortness players. A (advanced, with extensive playing experience) B (recreational, with less playing experience) Specific FGG policies How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Age and Ability? There are ability divisions but no age categories. How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Disability? General mobility: Lower mobility / wheelchair Hearing impairment: Visual impairment: Participation requires a good health.There is no category for disabilities. Normally no obstacle to participation. Normally no obstacle to participation. Most participants would have difficulty competing How will you address require- ments of Policy guidelines for Gender in sport? Standard FGG policy applies: Women’s only division is offered. How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Health andWell-being, and in particular, Performance- Enhancing Drugs? Standard FGG policy applies. How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Officials? Standard FGG policy applies. Will you be able to meet sportspecific Red Book requirements?What are the difficulties you foresee for meeting these requirements, and how will you deal with them? All Red Book requirements will be met.We don’t expect any difficulties meeting the Red Book requirements. Scheduling (number of days) 2 days. Number of days is not de- pending on number of participants or teams. Number of competitive instances per athlete Each participant will be guaranteed 11 rounds. Total number of competitive instances Depending on the number of participants. If the event is ticketed, how will tickets be sold, distributed, and collected? This event is not slated to be ticketed. Is sport-specific sponsorship possible for this event? Yes
    • 104 amsterdam 2018 FIELD HOCKEY 3.4.1 spOrts prOGram EVENTS Zone Amsterdam Greater Area Name of venue Hockeyclub AMVJ Location Hockeyclub AMVJ (2 pitches) For venue details see chapter 3.4.2 NATURE OF THE EVENT Anticipated number of participants 300 Expected breakdown (by gender, by region of origin) 150 men / 150 women North America: Asia, Australia & New Zealand: Europe: Else: 3% 20% 73% 4% On what basis were these numbers derived? Based on history, previous events and knowledge How does the sport as you plan it respond to FGG goals for balance in the following areas: levels of ability and experience, access for the disabled, age groups, regions, men/women, personal financial resources, This sport is open for everyone; from seasoned athletes to recrea- tional participants. Gay, lesbian, bisexual, straight, the color of your skin, hair or eyes as well as your religion, beliefs, race, age, gender or the way you want to dress or different body types and kinds of athletic ability? choose to live are not an issue, as long you are a field hockey player you are welcome to join. organizational resources Is there a national and/or interna- tional LGBTsports organization for the sport? Yes IGLFHF PinkHockey Will a regional (national, interna- tional) sanctioning or governing body be involved? Yes KNHB, Royal Dutch Hockey Federation IHF, International Hockey Federation Will the event be sanctioned Yes Who will organize/manage the event? Roald Stolk / PinkHockey team Holland Will a local club be involved in the organization of the event? Yes Hockeyclub AMVJ What local experience is available to the host in organising competitions for this sport? 1. PinkHockey team Holland 2. Hockeyclub AMVJ 3. Royal Dutch Hockey Federation
    • 105 amsterdam 2018 3.4.1 spOrts prOGram EVENTS FIELD HOCKEY organization of the event Description of tournament Preliminary rounds: pool system; half round robin. Medal round: final ranking - double elimination round. Categories and divisions 2 categories, men and women 2 divisions. Divisions can be mixed in case of shortness participants. Players without their own team can be assigned to other teams. Division Men Women Seniors (18-40 years) team team Masters Division 40+ (pending interest) team team Scheduling (number of days) 4 days.The exact days of this event depends on the total number of the teams. Number of competitive instances per athlete Each participant will be guaranteed 5 matches. Total number of competitive instances In total there will be played +/- 48 matches. If the event is ticketed, how will tickets be sold, distributed, and collected? This event is not slated to be ticketed. Is sport-specific sponsorship possible for this event? Yes Specific FGG policies How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Age and Ability? There are ability divisions but no age categories. How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Disability? General mobility: Lower mobility / wheelchair Hearing impairment: Visual impairment: Participation requires a full mobil- ity and good health.There is no category for disabilities. There will not be a para division. Normally no obstacle to participation. Most participants would have difficulty competing. How will you address require- ments of Policy guidelines for Gender in sport? Standard FGG policy applies: Women-only divisions is offered. How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Health andWell-being, and in particular, Performance-Enhancing Drugs? Standard FGG policy applies. How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Officials? Standard FGG policy applies. Will you be able to meet sportspecific Red Book requirements?What are the difficulties you foresee for meeting these requirements, and how will you deal with them? All Red Book requirements will be met.We don’t expect any difficulties meeting the Red Book requirements.
    • 106 amsterdam 2018 HANDBALL 3.4.1 spOrts prOGram EVENTS Zone Amsterdam Olympic Area Name of venue Sporthallen Zuid Location Sporthallen Zuid; HAL1 (2 pitches) For venue details see chapter 3.4.2 NATURE OF THE EVENT Anticipated number of participants 270 Expected breakdown (by gender, by region of origin) 150 men / 120 women North America: Asia, Australia & New Zealand: Europe: Else: 5% 5% 85% 5% On what basis were these numbers derived? Based on history, previous events and knowledge How does the sport as you plan it respond to FGG goals for balance in the following areas: levels of ability and experience, access for the disabled, age groups, regions, men/women, personal financial resources, This sport is open for everyone; from seasoned athletes to recrea- tional participants. Gay, lesbian, bisexual, straight, the color of your skin, hair or eyes as well as your religion, beliefs, race, age, gender or the way you want to dress or different body types and kinds of athletic ability? choose to live are not an issue, as long you are a handball player you are welcome to join. organizational resources Is there a national and/or interna- tional LGBTsports organization for the sport? No Will a regional (national, interna- tional) sanctioning or governing body be involved? Yes NHV, Dutch Handball Alliance IHF, International Handball Federation Will the event be sanctioned Yes Who will organize/manage the event? Sicco den Hollander / PinkHandball team Holland Will a local club be involved in the organization of the event? Yes A.H.C. 31 What local experience is available to the host in organising competitions for this sport? 1. PinkHandball team Holland 2. A.H.C. 31 3. Dutch Handball Alliance
    • 107 amsterdam 2018 3.4.1 spOrts prOGram EVENTS HANDBALL organization of the event Description of tournament Preliminary rounds: pool system; half round robin. Medal round: final ranking - double elimination round. Categories and divisions 2 categories, men and women, 2 divisions Divisions can be mixed in case of shortness participants. Players without their own team can be assigned to other teams. Divisions men women A (advanced with extensive playing experience) team team B (recreational with less playing experience) team team Specific FGG policies How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Age and Ability? There are ability divisions but no age categories. How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Disability? General mobility: Lower mobility / wheelchair Hearing impairment: Visual impairment: Participation requires a full mobil- ity and good health.There is no category for disabilities. There will not be a para division. Normally no obstacle to participation. Most participants would have difficulty competing. How will you address require- ments of Policy guidelines for Gender in sport? Standard FGG policy applies: Women-only divisions is offered. How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Health andWell-being, and in particular, Performance- Enhancing Drugs? Standard FGG policy applies. How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Officials? Standard FGG policy applies. Will you be able to meet sportspecific Red Book requirements?What are the difficulties you foresee for meeting these requirements, and how will you deal with them? All Red Book requirements will be met.We don’t expect any difficulties meeting the Red Book requirements. Scheduling (number of days) 6 days.The exact days of this event depends on the total number of the teams. Number of competitive instances per athlete Each participant will be guaranteed 5 matches. Total number of competitive instances In total there will be played +/- 48 matches. If the event is ticketed, how will tickets be sold, distributed, and collected? This event is not slated to be ticketed. Is sport-specific sponsorship possible for this event? Yes
    • 108 amsterdam 2018 JUDO 3.4.1 spOrts prOGram EVENTS Zone Amsterdam Garden Area Name of venue Sportcentrum Ookmeer Location Sportcentrum Ookmeer For venue details see chapter 3.4.2 NATURE OF THE EVENT Anticipated number of participants 25 Expected breakdown (by gender, by region of origin) 15 men / 10 women North America: Asia, Australia & New Zealand: Europe: Else: 32% 4% 60% 4% On what basis were these numbers derived? Based on history, previous events and knowledge How does the sport as you plan it respond to FGG goals for balance in the following areas: levels of ability and experience, access for the disabled, age groups, regions, men/women, personal financial resources, This sport is open for everyone; from seasoned athletes to recrea- tional participants. Gay, lesbian, bisexual, straight, the color of your skin, hair or eyes as well as your religion, beliefs, race, age, gender or the way you want to dress or different body types and kinds of athletic ability? choose to live are not an issue, as long you are a judoka you are welcome to join. organizational resources Is there a national and/or interna- tional LGBTsports organization for the sport? No Will a regional (national, interna- tional) sanctioning or governing body be involved? Yes JBN, Judo Union Netherlands IJF, International Judo Federation Will the event be sanctioned Yes Who will organize/manage the event? Hugo Paap Will a local club be involved in the organization of the event? Yes Tijgertje A’dam What local experience is available to the host in organising competitions for this sport? 1. Hugo Paap 2.Tijgertje A’dam 3. Judo Union Netherlands
    • 109 amsterdam 2018 3.4.1 spOrts prOGram EVENTS JUDO organization of the event Description of tournament five-minute whirlwind of combat, with athletes attempting a combination of throws and holds in a bid to defeat their opponents. Categories and divisions 2 categories Divisions can be mixed in case of less than 3 participants. Women Men beginners advanced beginners advanced -48kg -48kg -60kg -60kg -52kg -52kg -66kg -66kg -57kg -57kg -73kg -73kg -63kg -63kg -81kg -81kg -70kg -70kg -90kg -90kg -78kg -78kg -100kg -100kg +78kg +78kg +100kg +100kg Scheduling (number of days) 3 days.The exact days of this event depends on the total number of the teams. Number of competitive instances per athlete Each participant will be guaranteed 4 matches. Total number of competitive instances In total there will be played +/- 42 matches. If the event is ticketed, how will tickets be sold, distributed, and collected? This event is slated to be ticketed. Tickets will be sold by internet (website) at the GG2018 office and at the entrance of the Jaap Eden IJsbaan. Is sport-specific sponsorship possible for this event? Yes Specific FGG policies How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Age and Ability? There are both age categories and ability divisions. How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Disability? General mobility: Lower mobility / wheelchair Hearing impairment: Visual impairment: Participation requires a full mobil- ity and good health.There is no category for disabilities. There will not be a para division. Normally no obstacle to participation. Most participants would have difficulty competing. How will you address require- ments of Policy guidelines for Gender in sport? Standard FGG policy applies: Women-only divisions is offered. How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Health andWell-being, and in particular, Performance-Enhancing Drugs? Standard FGG policy applies.
    • 110 amsterdam 2018 How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Officials? Standard FGG policy applies. Will you be able to meet sportspecific Red Book requirements?What are the difficulties you foresee for meeting these requirements, and how will you deal with them? All Red Book requirements will be met.We don’t expect any difficulties meeting the Red Book requirements. 3.4.1 spOrts prOGram EVENTS JUDO
    • 111 amsterdam 2018 RUGBY 3.4.1 spOrts prOGram EVENTS Zone Amsterdam Garden Area Name of venue Sportpark De Eendracht Location Sportpark De Eendracht (2 pitches) For venue details see chapter 3.4.2 NATURE OF THE EVENT Anticipated number of participants 200 Expected breakdown (by gender, by region of origin) 100 men / 100 women North America: Asia, Australia & New Zealand: Europe: Else: 30% 19% 50% 1% On what basis were these numbers derived? Based on history, previous events and knowledge How does the sport as you plan it respond to FGG goals for balance in the following areas: levels of ability and experience, access for the disabled, age groups, regions, men/women, personal financial resources, This sport is open for everyone; from seasoned athletes to recrea- tional participants. Gay, lesbian, bisexual, straight, the color of your skin, hair or eyes as well as your religion, beliefs, race, age, gender or the way you want to dress or different body types and kinds of athletic ability? choose to live are not an issue, as long you are a rugby player you are welcome to join. organizational resources Is there a national and/or interna- tional LGBTsports organization for the sport? Yes IGRAB,The International Gay Rugby Association & Board Will a regional (national, interna- tional) sanctioning or governing body be involved? Yes NRB, Dutch Rugby Association IRB, International Rugby Board Will the event be sanctioned Yes Who will organize/manage the event? Erik Schoonhoven / Amsterdam Lowlanders Will a local club be involved in the organization of the event? Yes A’dam Lowlanders & AAC Amsterdam What local experience is available to the host in organising competitions for this sport? 1. Erik Schoonhoven 2. LGBT rugby club: A’dam Lowlanders 3. Dutch Rugby Union
    • 112 amsterdam 2018 3.4.1 spOrts prOGram EVENTS RUGBY organization of the event Description of tournament Preliminary rounds: pool system; half round robin. Medal round: final ranking - double elimination round. Categories and divisions 2 categories Players without their own team can be assigned to other teams. Division Men (mixed) Women Seniors (18 / 40 years) team team Scheduling (number of days) 4 days. Number of days is not de- pending on number of teams. Number of competitive instances per athlete Each participant will be guaranteed 5 matches. Total number of competitive instances In total there will be played +/- 42 matches. If the event is ticketed, how will tickets be sold, distributed, and collected? This event is slated to be ticketed. Tickets will be sold by internet (website) at the GG2018 office and at the entrance of the Jaap Eden IJsbaan. Is sport-specific sponsorship possible for this event? Yes Specific FGG policies How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Age and Ability? There are no age or ability categories. How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Disability? General mobility: Lower mobility / wheelchair Hearing impairment: Visual impairment: Participation requires a full mobility and good health.There is no category for disabilities. There will not be a para division. Normally no obstacle to participation. Most participants would have difficulty competing. How will you address require- ments of Policy guidelines for Gender in sport? Standard FGG policy applies: Women-only divisions is offered. How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Health andWell-being, and in particular, Performance-Enhancing Drugs? Standard FGG policy applies. How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Officials? Standard FGG policy applies. Will you be able to meet sportspecific Red Book requirements?What are the difficulties you foresee for meeting these requirements, and how will you deal with them? All Red Book requirements will be met.We don’t expect any difficulties meeting the Red Book requirements.
    • 113 amsterdam 2018 RUGBY sevens 3.4.1 spOrts prOGram EVENTS Zone Amsterdam Garden Area Name of venue Sportpark De Eendracht Location Sportpark De Eendracht (2 fields) For venue details see chapter 3.4.2 NATURE OF THE EVENT Anticipated number of participants 100 Expected breakdown (by gender, by region of origin) 40 men / 60 women North America: Asia, Australia & New Zealand: Europe: Else: 30% 19% 50% 1% On what basis were these numbers derived? Based on history, previous events and knowledge How does the sport as you plan it respond to FGG goals for balance in the following areas: levels of ability and experience, access for the disabled, age groups, regions, men/women, personal financial resources, This sport is open for everyone; from seasoned athletes to recrea- tional participants. Gay, lesbian, bisexual, straight, the color of your skin, hair or eyes as well as your religion, beliefs, race, age, gender or the way you want to dress or Rugby 7s, is one of the new added sports to the Olympic Program in Rio 2016. It is a fast and fascinating sport. Instead of the standard 15 players on the pitch for each side, there will be 7.This version of the game is called “sevens,”. Because the size of the field does not change, sevens players have basically twice as much room to maneuver as they have during regular rugby, in matches that last roughly one-fifth the duration.These two basic changes in the time and space in which the game is played combine to create a much faster game with less heavy contact, wilder tactics, and lots and lots of running. different body types and kinds of athletic ability? choose to live are not an issue, as long you are a rugby player you are welcome to join. organizational resources Is there a national and/or interna- tional LGBTsports organization for the sport? Yes IGRAB,The International Gay Rugby Association & Board Will a regional (national, interna- tional) sanctioning or governing body be involved? Yes NRB, Dutch Rugby Association IRB, International Rugby Board Will the event be sanctioned Yes Who will organize/manage the event? Erik Schoonhoven / Amsterdam Lowlanders Will a local club be involved in the organization of the event? Yes A’dam Lowlanders & AAC Amsterdam What local experience is available to the host in organising competitions for this sport? 1. Erik Schoonhoven 2. LGBT rugby club: A’dam Lowlanders 3. Dutch Rugby Union
    • 114 amsterdam 2018 3.4.1 spOrts prOGram EVENTS RUGBY organization of the event Description of tournament Preliminary rounds: pool system; half round robin. Medal round: final ranking - double elimination round. Categories and divisions 2 categories, men and women Players without their own team can be assigned to other teams. Division Men (mixed) Women Seniors (18 / 40 years) team team Scheduling (number of days) 3 days. Number of days is not de- pending on number of teams. Number of competitive instances per athlete Each participant will be guaranteed 4 matches. Total number of competitive instances The total number depends on the number of teams participating. If the event is ticketed, how will tickets be sold, distributed, and collected? This event is not slated to be ticketed Is sport-specific sponsorship possible for this event? Yes Specific FGG policies How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Age and Ability? There are no age or ability categories. How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Disability? General mobility: Lower mobility / wheelchair Hearing impairment: Visual impairment: Participation requires a full mobility and good health.There is no category for disabilities. There will not be a para division. Normally no obstacle to participation. Most participants would have difficulty competing. How will you address require- ments of Policy guidelines for Gender in sport? Standard FGG policy applies: Women-only divisions is offered. How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Health andWell-being, and in particular, Performance-Enhancing Drugs? Standard FGG policy applies. How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Officials? Standard FGG policy applies. Will you be able to meet sportspecific Red Book requirements?What are the difficulties you foresee for meeting these requirements, and how will you deal with them? All Red Book requirements will be met.We don’t expect any difficulties meeting the Red Book requirements.
    • 115 amsterdam 2018 ROWING 3.4.1 spOrts prOGram EVENTS Zone Amsterdam Olympic Area Name of venue Amsterdamse Bosbaan Location Amsterdamse Bosbaan For venue details see chapter 3.4.2 NATURE OF THE EVENT Anticipated number of participants 100 Expected breakdown (by gender, by region of origin) 75 men / 25 women North America: Asia, Australia & New Zealand: Europe: Else: 36% 4% 58% 2% On what basis were these numbers derived? Based on history, previous events and knowledge How does the sport as you plan it respond to FGG goals for balance in the following areas: levels of ability and experience, access for the disabled, age groups, regions, men/women, personal financial resources, This sport is open for everyone; from seasoned athletes to recrea- tional participants. Gay, lesbian, bisexual, straight, the color of your skin, hair or eyes as well as your religion, beliefs, race, age, gender or the way you want to dress or different body types and kinds of athletic ability? choose to live are not an issue, as long you are a rower you are wel- come to join. organizational resources Is there a national and/or interna- tional LGBTsports organization for the sport? Yes GLRF, Gay and Lesbian Rowing Federation Will a regional (national, interna- tional) sanctioning or governing body be involved? Yes KNRB, Royal Dutch Rowing Union FISA, Int. Federation of Rowing Associations Will the event be sanctioned Yes Who will organize/manage the event? Jan-Willem van derWal /TopRow Amsterdam Will a local club be involved in the organization of the event? Yes TopRow Amsterdam What local experience is available to the host in organising competitions for this sport? 1. Jan-Willem van derWal 2.TopRow Amsterdam 3. Royal Dutch Rowingunion
    • 116 amsterdam 2018 3.4.1 spOrts prOGram EVENTS ROWING organization of the event Description of tournament The Rowing competition will consist of a single regatta. The format will follow an appropriate progression system or finals only as entries warrant. Categories and divisions 3 categories, men, women & mixed Divisions can be mixed in case of less than 3 participants. Is sport-specific sponsorship possible for this event? Yes Specific FGG policies How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Age and Ability? There are ability divisions but no age categories. How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Disability? General mobility: Lower mobility / wheelchair Hearing impairment: Visual impairment: Participation requires a full mobil- ity and good health.There is no category for disabilities. There will not be a para division. Normally no obstacle to participation. Most participants would have difficulty competing. How will you address require- ments of Policy guidelines for Gender in sport? Standard FGG policy applies: Women-only divisions is offered. How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Health andWell-being, and in particular, Performance-Enhancing Drugs? Standard FGG policy applies. How will you address requirements of Policy guidelines for Officials? Standard FGG policy applies. Divisions: league men women mixed 1 x (Skiff) yes yes yes 2 x (Double Sculls) yes yes yes 2 – (Coxless pairs) yes yes yes 4 x (Quad) yes yes yes 4 – (Coxless 4) yes yes yes 4 + (Coxed 4) yes yes yes Scheduling (number of days) 3 days.The exact days of this event depends on the total number of participants or boats. Number of competitive instances per athlete Participants may enter both single and mixed-gender events. Total number of competitive instances Depending on the number of participants & boats. If the event is ticketed, how will tickets be sold, distributed, and collected? This event is not slated to be ticketed.
    • 117 amsterdam 2018 Will you be able to meet sportspecific Red Book requirements?What are the difficulties you foresee for meeting these requirements, and how will you deal with them? All Red Book requirements will be met.We don’t expect any difficulties meeting the Red Book requirements. 3.4.1 spOrts prOGram EVENTS ROWING
    • amsterdam 2018 119 3.4.2 VENUE INFORMATION VENUES Amsterdam is the capitol of the Netherlands, with more than 600.000 inhabitants it is for Dutch purposes a big city, a real capitol with the infrastructure what you expect of the capital, but in reality it is not so big. From the north to the south side of Amsterdam it takes only 30 minutes by public transport. All the venues (with the exception of the golf venue) of the Gay Games are within a radius of 10km ( miles) of the Gay Games village; the museum plaza. All venues are in easy access by public transport, bike and by car. For the GGX we created 3 venue zones in Amsterdam, each with their own history and identity. For spectators it will be easy to reach the venues and see their favorite athletes compete. Many sports are combined together, so switching to see different sports it’s very easy!
    • 120 amsterdam 2018 < amsterdam city center MUSEUM plaza Amsterdam Olympic Area Amsterdam Garden Area Amsterdam Greater Area 3.4.2 VENUE INFORMATION 1 1 Olympic Stadium 2 Frans Otten Stadium 2 3 Sporthallen Zuid 3 4 Amsterdamse Bosbaan 4 5 Ookmeerhal 6 Sloterparkbad 7 Sportpark de Eendracht 8 Sportpark Ookmeer 5 8 7 6 9 Amsterdamse Golfclub 10 Sportclub AMVJ MTB Spaarnwoude Sportpark Sloten Amsterdam City Centre Area 11 12 11 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Amsterdam ‘78 Apollohal Beurs van Berlage Jaap Edenbaan Knijn Bowling centrum Sportfondsenbad Oost Sporthal de Pijp 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 9 10 20 Stopera 20 12 3 km 2 km 1 km
    • 121 amsterdam 2018 3.4.2 VENUE INFORMATION 1 2 3 4 Amsterdam Olympic Area 1 Olympic Stadium 2 Frans Otten Stadium 3 Sporthallen Zuid 4 Amsterdamse Bosbaan VENUES SPORTS • Athletics –Track and field • Athletics – 5K and 10K Road Races • Bridge • Chess • Handball • Rowing • Squash • Tennis • Volleyball In 1928 Amsterdam became an Olympic City. The Olympic Stadium was build and that was the first place ever where the Olympic Flame was light up. Women were allowed for the first time to compete in the Olympics and the Marathon became an Olympic sport. Amsterdam was ahead of its time. Because of the history the Olympic Area is very special. The current Olympic Area is more than just the Olympic Stadium. Sport, living, working, art, culture and recreation are the pillars of this area. The city of Amsterdam is building a new metro line, the north-south line, which will be finished in 2017.This metro line will make the area even more accessible. Only 3 km away from the Gay Games village, we expect more than 33% of the athletes compete in this great area that feels and breathe Olympic atmosphere.
    • 122 amsterdam 2018 3.4.2 VENUE INFORMATION Olympic Stadium The Olympic Stadium was built as the main stadium for the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam.The first event was the 1928 Olympic hockey tournament starting on 17th May 1928. Currently the capacity is 22,288 seats, and the stadium has been made suitable for track and field competitions again. The athletics 5 & 10 km road race will start and finish in the Amsterdam Olympic Stadium. After a full lap around the stadium it will take the runners to the Amsterdamse Bosbaan (rowing) passing the Frans Otten Stadium (tennis & squash) and the Sporthallen Zuid (handball & volleyball). The stadium will host the 2016 European Athletics Championships and also serves as the start and finish of the Amsterdam Marathon, held every October.The facility meets all the requirements for holding major international athletics tournament, including restaurants, bars, locker rooms and parking. What events are usually held in this venue? This venue is the 1928 Olympic Stadium. National, European andWorld athletics championships. Why did you choose this venue? Location & accessibility, cost and combination possibilities.The experience they have with international sport events. Home of the local LGBT club? No Address: Olympisch Stadion 21 1067 DE Amsterdam T 020-3054400 www.olympischstadion.nl locker rooms warm/hot showers warm-up areas bar restaurant yes yes yes yes yes Distance to the HUB / village 3km Distance from Central Station 5,9km Easy accessible by bike, car & public transport (metro, bus & tram) room for physiotherapy / first aid spectator area / seating relax area wheelchair accessible yes yes yes yes Sport during the Gay Games Athletics –Track and field Athletics – 5K and 10K road races
    • 123 amsterdam 2018 3.4.2 VENUE INFORMATION Frans Otten Stadium The Frans Otten Stadium andTennis center Amstelpark are attractive locations for anyone who wants to be fit and sporty and offers all modern facilities for squash & tennis. At the bar, in the cozy restaurant or on the beautiful ter- race with panoramic view over the courts you can enjoy a drink and a delicious meal. The Frans Otten Stadium offers 21 squash courts including aTwin-Vue Center Court, surrounded on three sides by glass walls and grand stands that can accommodate about 1500 spectators.With 8 indoor courts (withTennis floor Pro) and 15 outdoor courts,The Frans Otten Stadium is the domain of the international tennis club of Amsterdam where every tennis fan can fulfill his tennis needs. The facility meets the requirements for holding major interna- tional tournaments. With 11 indoor courts (withTennis floor Pro) and 21 outdoor courts, Amstelpark is one of the biggest tennis clubs of Amsterdam. Close to the Amsterdam forest it is one of the most beautiful locations.The facility meets the require- ments of holding major international tournaments. What events are usually held in this venue? National, European andWorld tennis and squash championships and the yearly Rainbow Squash tournament. Why did you choose this venue? Location & accessibility, cost and combination possibilities.The experience they have with international sport events. Home of the local LGBT club? Rainbow Squash Amsterdam andTennis club Smashing Pink. Address: IJsbaanpad 43 1076 CV Amsterdam T 020-6628767 www.fransottenstadion.nl locker rooms warm/hot showers warm-up areas bar restaurant yes yes yes yes yes Distance to the HUB / village 3,3km Distance from Central Station 6,2km Easy accessible by bike, car & public transport (metro, bus & tram) room for physiotherapy / first aid spectator area / seating relax area wheelchair accessible yes yes yes yes Sport during the Gay Games Squash Tennis
    • 124 amsterdam 2018 3.4.2 VENUE INFORMATION Sporthallen Zuid Sporthallen Zuid fulfills over thirty years a leading role within the Netherlands as an elite sports location. It is the largest indoor sports accommodation of Amsterdam and has a cozy bar and restarurant.There are enough locker rooms and facilities for physiotherapy and first aid. Sporthallen Zuid is a complete indoor sport complex and offers several (big) meeting rooms that are equipped with modern equipment. In the whole building wireless internet is available. Sporthallen Zuid offers 3 halls. Hall # 2 & 3 both have 4 volleyball pitches and can accommodate 600 & 800 specta- tors.The first 2 days we also use Hall # 1, with an extra 6 pitches for the preliminary rounds.The facility meets the requirements for holding major international tournaments. What events are usually held in this venue? National & international sports events, trainings and courses and National & international volleyball games & tournaments. Why did you choose this venue? Location & accessibility, cost and combination possibilities. Sporthallen Zuid is very disability friendly& accessible. Home of the local LGBT club? No Address: Burgerweeshuispad 54 1076 EP Amsterdam T 020-2517700 www.sporthallenzuid.amsterdam.nl locker rooms warm/hot showers warm-up areas bar restaurant yes yes yes yes yes Distance to the HUB / village 3,4km Distance from Central Station 6,2km Easy accessible by bike, car & public transport (metro, bus & tram) room for physiotherapy / first aid spectator area / seating relax area wheelchair accessible yes yes yes yes Sport during the Gay Games Bridge Chess Volleyball Handball
    • 125 amsterdam 2018 3.4.2 VENUE INFORMATION Amsterdamse Bosbaan The Bosbaan rowing course has a length of 2200 meter, is 2,2 meter deep and is a man-made course and was constructed through a social welfare project. QueenWilhelmina opened the course on June 12th 1937. In 2005 Amsterdam successfully hosted the FISAWorld Rowing Under 23 Championships. The regatta course has been deepened and renewed in 2001 to upgrade the Bosbaan to meet the 21st century standards.The new 8 lane course was completed in 2002, together with an extention of the boathouse and new sanitary facilities. In addition, new facilities along the course were built. What events are usually held in this venue? National & international rowing events and tournaments. Why did you choose this venue? Location & accessibility, cost and combination possibilities.The experience they have with international sport events. Home of the local LGBT club? No Address: Bosbaan 14 1182 AG Amstelveen T 020-5456100 www.amsterdamrowing.com/en/a/bosbaan locker rooms warm/hot showers warm-up areas bar restaurant yes yes yes yes yes Distance to the HUB / village 4,7km Distance from Central Station 7,5km Easy accessible by bike, car & public transport (metro, bus & tram) room for physiotherapy / first aid spectator area / seating relax area wheelchair accessible yes yes yes yes Sport during the Gay Games Rowing
    • 126 amsterdam 2018 3.4.2 VENUE INFORMATION Amsterdam Garden Area In the northwestern part of the Amsterdam, just outside the ring A10, the Amsterdam Garden area is situated with various sport venues. During the Gay Games X more than 3000 athletes are expected to compete for the medals in this area. Even though the area is situated just outside the city center, busses and trams are going there on a regular schedule. VENUES SPORTS • Aquatics - Diving • Aquatics - Swimming • Aquatics - Synchronized Swimming • Beach volleyball • Football (soccer) • Judo • Martial Arts • Softball • Wrestling • Rugby sevens 5 8 7 6 5 Ookmeerhal 6 Sloterparkbad 7 Sportpark de Eendracht 8 Sportpark Ookmeer
    • 127 amsterdam 2018 3.4.2 VENUE INFORMATION Ookmeerhal Sportcentrum Ookmeer is the location for indoor top sport.Where events can take place in a clean environment and which offers all modern facilities for many types of sport.There are several meeting rooms and at the bar or in the cozy restaurant you can enjoy a drink and a delicious meal. Ookmeer has an international reputation within the sport world for its many features which are needed for top performances like: a floor area 48 x 28 meter with a height of 9 meter, a spectator area with up to 700 seats, sound installation, electronic scoreboards, a sports medical center and free parking. What events are usually held in this venue? Various indoor sporting events such as gymnastics and athletics but also the Dutch championship wrestling are organized here. Why did you choose this venue? Location & accessibility, cost and combination possibilities.The experience they have with international sport events. Home of the local LGBT club? Tijgertje Amsterdam Address: Dr. Meurerlaan 7 1067 SM Amsterdam T 020-5061200 www.sportcentrumookmeer.nl/sporthal locker rooms warm/hot showers warm-up areas bar restaurant yes yes yes yes yes Distance to the HUB / village 7,4km Distance from Central Station 7,9km Easy accessible by bike, car & public transport (metro, bus & tram) room for physiotherapy / first aid spectator area / seating relax area wheelchair accessible yes yes yes yes Sport during the Gay Games Judo Martial Arts Wrestling
    • 128 amsterdam 2018 3.4.2 VENUE INFORMATION Sloterparkbad The Sloterparkbad is one of the biggest swimming accommodations of the Netherlands.There are several pools, a 50-meter competition pool, a diving basin and a recreational pool. For food or drinks there are catering facilities available.There is also a huge outdoor area of 5 acres located at a lake. In the 50-meter pool regularly international games are organized, which from the grandstand with a capacity of 510 seats can be viewed.This 50-metre swimming pool is 50 x 21 meter and has 8 lanes.The facility meets the require- ments for holding major international tournaments. What events are usually held in this venue? Several swimming, diving and waterpolo games and tournaments and National & European swimming championships. Why did you choose this venue? Location & Accessibility, Cost and combination possibilities. Home of the local LGBT club? Gay Swim & UpStream A’dam Address: President Allendelaan 3 1064 GW Amsterdam T 020-5063506 www.sloterparkbad.nl locker rooms warm/hot showers warm-up areas bar restaurant yes yes yes yes yes Distance to the HUB / village 5,8km Distance from Central Station 6,6km Easy accessible by bike, car & public transport (metro, bus & tram) room for physiotherapy / first aid spectator area / seating relax area wheelchair accessible yes yes yes yes Sport during the Gay Games Aquatics - Diving Aquatics - Swimming Aquatics - Synchronized Swimming Aquatics – Pink Flamingo
    • 129 amsterdam 2018 3.4.2 VENUE INFORMATION Sportpark de Eendracht BeeVeeStrand is the Beachvolleyball club of Amsterdam.There is a cozy and intimate bar, a cozy restaurant and a beautiful terrace with panoramic views where participants can enjoy a drink and a delicious meal.There are enough locker rooms and facilities for physiotherapy and first aid. BeeVeeStrand is situated at Sportpark De Eendracht in Amsterdam New-West where a large sandbox is profes- sionally equipped with no less than with 7 professional pitches.There are changing rooms & showers.The facility meets the requirements for holding major international tournaments. What events are usually held in this venue? National beach volleyball league & (international) tournaments Home of the local club: BeeVeeStrand Why did you choose this venue? Location & Accessibility, Cost and combination possibilities. Home of the local LGBT club? No Address: Tom Schreursweg 10 1067 MC Amsterdam T n.a. www.sportparkdeeendracht.nl/sporten/beachvolleybal.html locker rooms warm/hot showers warm-up areas bar restaurant yes yes yes yes yes Distance to the HUB / village 8,4km Distance from Central Station 8,9km Easy accessible by bike, car & public transport (metro, bus & tram) room for physiotherapy / first aid spectator area / seating relax area wheelchair accessible yes yes yes yes Sport during the Gay Games BeachVolleyball Football (Soccer) Rugby Sevens Rugby
    • 130 amsterdam 2018 3.4.2 VENUE INFORMATION Sportpark Ookmeer Close to the beautiful Sloterpark at Sportpark Ookmeer you’ll find the homegrounds of the Amsterdam Pirates where they have 2 baseball en 2 softball pitches (1 with lighting).There is a bar/restaurant.There are enough locker rooms and facilities for physiotherapy and first aid. The Amsterdam Pirates is one of the major baseball & softball clubs in the Netherlands with outstanding (indoor) facilities and hosted many international tournaments like the European championship softball. What events are usually held in this venue? National softball league & (international) tournaments Home of the local club: Amsterdam Pirates Why did you choose this venue? Location & accessibility, cost and combination possibilities.The experience they have with international softball events. Home of the local LGBT club? No Address: Herman Bonpad 5 1067 SN Amsterdam T 020-6162151 www.amsterdampirates.nl locker rooms warm/hot showers warm-up areas bar restaurant yes yes yes yes yes Distance to the HUB / village 7,5km Distance from Central Station 8,5km Easy accessible by bike, car & public transport (metro, bus & tram) room for physiotherapy / first aid spectator area / seating relax area wheelchair accessible yes yes yes no Sport during the Gay Games Softball Football
    • 131 amsterdam 2018 3.4.2 VENUE INFORMATION Amsterdam Greater Area Playing 18 holes of golf or doing a road race in the city centre? These sports needs more space and we found excellent venues in the greater area of Amsterdam. Maybe not situated in the direct area of the Gay Games villages, but all the venues are still easy accessible by public transport and by car. VENUES SPORTS • Golf • Field Hockey • Cycling – Mountain Bike • Cycling – Criterium/ TimeTrial/Road Race 11 9 10 11 12 9 Amsterdamse Golfclub 10 Sportclub AMVJ MTB Spaarnwoude Sportpark Sloten 11 12
    • 132 amsterdam 2018 3.4.2 VENUE INFORMATION Amsterdamse Golfclub In the beautiful polder between Amsterdam and the Noordzee lies the Amsterdamse Golf Club.There is a bar, a cozy restaurant and a beautiful terrace with panoramic views where participants can enjoy a drink and a delicious meal.There are enough locker rooms and facilities for first aid. The Amsterdam Golf Club was founded in 1934 and belongs to the oldest golf clubs of the Netherlands and has become one of the finest parks.The 19 holes course has typical characteristics like; many ponds with reed, forests to separate the holes and light undulations in the course. What events are usually held in this venue? Golf trainings, games, events & tournaments. Why did you choose this venue? Location & accessibility, cost and combination possibilities.The experience they have with international sports events. Home of the local LGBT club? No Address: Bauduinlaan 35 1047 HK Amsterdam T 020-4977866 www.amsterdamsegolfclub.nl locker rooms warm/hot showers warm-up areas bar restaurant yes yes yes yes yes Distance to the HUB / village 13,3km Distance from Central Station 13km Easy accessible by bike, car & public transport (metro, bus & tram) room for physiotherapy / first aid spectator area / seating relax area wheelchair accessible yes yes yes yes Sport during the Gay Games Golf
    • 133 amsterdam 2018 3.4.2 VENUE INFORMATION Sportclub AMVJ In the beautiful Middelpolder between Amsterdam and Amstelveen lies AMVJ.There is a bar, a cozy restaurant and a beautiful terrace with panoramic view where participants can enjoy a drink and a delicious meal.There are enough locker rooms and facilities for physiotherapy and first aid. HC AMVJ has two artificial pitches with floodlights and a natural grass pitch. An application for an extra (semi) water-based pitch is submitted.The facility meets the requirements for holding major international tournaments. What events are usually held in this venue? National hockey league & (international) tournaments and Pink Hockey trainings. Why did you choose this venue? Location & accessibility, cost and combination possibilities. Home of the local LGBT club? Pink Hockey team Holland Address: Aanloop 2 1183 SZ Amstelveen T 020-6628767 www.hcamvj.nl locker rooms warm/hot showers warm-up areas bar restaurant yes yes yes yes yes Distance to the HUB / village 5,4km Distance from Central Station 7,6km Easy accessible by bike, car & public transport (metro, bus & tram) room for physiotherapy / first aid spectator area / seating relax area wheelchair accessible yes yes yes yes Sport during the Gay Games Field Hockey
    • 134 amsterdam 2018 3.4.2 VENUE INFORMATION MTB Spaarnwoude Spaarnwoude is a handmade created nature park along the North Sea, located roughly between IJmuiden,Velser- broek.The route has a length of 5.6 km with an altitude difference of 70 meter in total. It is located next to an indoor sky center where various facilities are present. The course runs through the nature park. It is a long single/forest track with a lot of bends going through forest, bushes and open terrain. Also the course has several altitude differences (max 10 meter). It includes some solid climbs and steep descents. It is a challenging course which is well known in the Netherlands. What events are usually held in this venue? National & international mountain bike competitions and events. Why did you choose this venue? Location & accessibility and combination possibilities.The experience they have with international sports events. Home of the local LGBT club? No Address: DeValleiweg (Heuvelweg 6 ) 1066 CD Spaarnwoude T 020-2601293 www.mtb-spaarnwoude.nl locker rooms warm/hot showers warm-up areas bar restaurant yes yes yes yes yes Distance to the HUB / village 20,1km Distance from Central Station 19,9km Easy accessible by bike, car & public transport (metro, bus & tram) room for physiotherapy / first aid spectator area / seating relax area wheelchair accessible yes yes yes yes Sport during the Gay Games Cycling – Mountain bike
    • 135 amsterdam 2018 3.4.2 VENUE INFORMATION Sportpark Sloten Hidden between the trees in the sportpark Sloten lies the multifunctional and atmospheric indoor venueVelo- drome with a wooden track (Schuermann design) of 200 meter as its main attraction.The venue is used intensively by enthusiastic cyclists, but also for races organized by the Dutch cycling union. Around sportpark Sloten lies an asphalt track “the Amsterdam cycling track” (2,5km); it includes a viaduct and fast corners.This closed-off circuit is especially constructed for cycling races. For the cycling road race we will set out a trail of 5 km which will start and finish at the AmsterdamVelodrome which offers all facilities needed for a successful event.The trail goes through inhabited, open and green areas.This will be a competitive sporting event open to be viewed by the public. What events are usually held in this venue? National & international cycling competitions and events. Why did you choose this venue? The building, location & accessibility and combination possibilities.The experience they have with international sport events. Home of the local LGBT club? No Address: Sloterweg 1045 1066 CD Amsterdam T 020-2601293 www.velodrome.nl locker rooms warm/hot showers warm-up areas bar restaurant yes yes yes yes yes Distance to the HUB / village 6,2km Distance from Central Station 8,9km Easy accessible by bike, car & public transport (metro, bus & tram) room for physiotherapy / first aid spectator area / seating relax area wheelchair accessible yes yes yes yes Sport during the Gay Games Cycling – Criterium Cycling – Road Race Cycling – IndividualTimeTrial
    • 136 amsterdam 2018 3.4.2 VENUE INFORMATION Amsterdam City Area Sporting in the city center is still possible in a city like Amsterdam. The open water swimming race through the famous canals of Amsterdam? It is possible here. All other venues are used common for championships and other national tournaments. All in all great venues for the more than 22% of the athletes who stay close to the city center and the Gay Games village. VENUES SPORTS • Aquatics -Waterpolo • Badminton • Basketball • Bowling • Dance sports • Figure skating • Ice Hockey • TableTennis 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Amsterdam ‘78 Apollohal Beurs van Berlage Jaap Edenbaan Knijn Bowling centrum Sportfondsenbad Oost Sporthal de Pijp 20 Stopera
    • 137 amsterdam 2018 3.4.2 VENUE INFORMATION Amsterdam ‘78 Table tennis club Amsterdam ’78 has been founded in 1934 and is a continuation of the formerly known club “Delta Lloyd” which was a very successful club in the 70tsh both national and international. At this moment it is one of the biggest clubs in the Netherlands and competes at the highest level. This location offers a spacious playing arena with all the modern equipment. It’s located at theVondelpark, almost down town.The facility meets the requirements for holding major international tournaments and anyone who calls him or herself a table tennis player will feel at home. What events are usually held in this venue? National & international table tennis league and championships. Why did you choose this venue? Location & accessibility, cost and combination possibilities.The experience they have with international table tennis events. Home of the local LGBT club? No Address: Schoolstraat 2 1054 KD Amsterdam T 020-6837829 www.amsterdam78.nl locker rooms warm/hot showers warm-up areas bar restaurant yes yes yes yes yes Distance to the HUB / village 2,5km Distance from Central Station 4,9km Easy accessible by bike, car & public transport (metro, bus & tram) room for physiotherapy / first aid spectator area / seating relax area wheelchair accessible yes yes yes yes Sport during the Gay Games Table tennis
    • 138 amsterdam 2018 3.4.2 VENUE INFORMATION Apollohal The Apollo Sporthal fulfills over the last years a leading role within the Dutch basketball world as the national top location. It is one of the largest indoor sports accommodations of Amsterdam and has a bar and restaurant.There are enough locker rooms and facilities for physiotherapy and first aid. The Apollo Sporthal offers 3 halls: hall #1 consists of 4 basketball courts and can accommodate about 1000 specta- tors.The other halls offer a basketball court which can be used for recreational games or warming up areas.The facility meets the requirements for holding major international tournaments. What events are usually held in this venue? National & international basketball matches & tournaments. Why did you choose this venue? Location & accessibility, cost and combination possibilities. Home of the local LGBT club? No Address: Apollolaan 4 1077 CE Amsterdam T 020-6713910 www.apollohal.nl locker rooms warm/hot showers warm-up areas bar restaurant yes yes yes yes yes Distance to the HUB / village 1,4km Distance from Central Station 3,9km Easy accessible by bike, car & public transport (metro, bus & tram) room for physiotherapy / first aid spectator area / seating relax area wheelchair accessible yes yes yes yes Sport during the Gay Games Basketball
    • 139 amsterdam 2018 3.4.2 VENUE INFORMATION Beurs van Berlage With its 21 rooms and 5.500 m2 the Beurs van Berlage offers a unique opportunity to organize a dance competi- tion. Modern facilities go hand-in-hand with a special, inspiring atmosphere.The architecture of Master Builder Hendrik Berlage adds an extra dimension to every event or party. The Main Hall in the Beurs van Berlage has been renovated in 1985 and with 37 x 45 meter it is 1600 m2 big. All the rooms and halls have comprehensive facilities for power water and fixed and wireless internet (Wifi).The facility meets the requirements for holding major international tournaments. What events are usually held in this venue? National & international events like fashion shows, exhibitions, conferences, concerts, presentations and any other event. Why did you choose this venue? The building location, accessibility and combination possibilities. A unique and historical facility in the center of Amsterdam. Home of the local LGBT club? No Address: Damrak 243 1012 ZJ Amsterdam T 020-5304141 www.beursvanberlage.nl locker rooms warm/hot showers warm-up areas bar restaurant yes yes yes yes yes Distance to the HUB / village 2,9km Distance from Central Station 0,5km Easy accessible by bike, car & public transport (metro, bus & tram) room for physiotherapy / first aid spectator area / seating relax area wheelchair accessible yes yes yes yes Sport during the Gay Games Dance sport
    • 140 amsterdam 2018 3.4.2 VENUE INFORMATION Jaap Eden IJsbaan The atmospheric lounge restaurant, where they serve freshly baked rolls, snacks or a meal, on the first floor of the ice stadium features a magnificent view.The large windows provide a view to the outside natural environment.The windows on the other side provide a view onto the events on the ice floor. The Jaap Eden hall offers all the facilities you can expect from one of the major indoor ice skating sport centers in the Netherlands and meets all the requirements for organizing an international event.The arena offers seating to 1300 spectators. It is equipped with a perfect sound and lighting system. What events are usually held in this venue? National & international ice hockey and figure skating events and tournaments. Why did you choose this venue? Location & accessibility, cost and combination possibilities.The experience they have with international sport events. Home of the local LGBT club? No Address: Radioweg 64 1098 NJ Amsterdam T 020-6949652 www.jaapeden.nl locker rooms warm/hot showers warm-up areas bar restaurant yes yes yes yes yes Distance to the HUB / village 5,4km Distance from Central Station 5,0km Easy accessible by bike, car & public transport (metro, bus & tram) room for physiotherapy / first aid spectator area / seating relax area wheelchair accessible yes yes yes yes Sport during the Gay Games Figure skating Ice Hockey
    • 141 amsterdam 2018 3.4.2 VENUE INFORMATION Knijn Bowling Centrum Welcome to Knijn Bowling and Restaurant!The oldest and also the liveliest bowling center of Amsterdam. Do you like to sport in a vibrant setting with a relaxed ambiance and enjoy good food? At Knijn Bowling center these are the ingredients for an exciting international tournament. Close to down town Amsterdam you find Knijn Bowling center which has 18 lanes and several large rooms that can be used as locker rooms and for physiotherapy and first aid.This center is easy to be reached by public transport and accustomed to host international events. What events are usually held in this venue? National & international bowling events & tournaments Why did you choose this venue? Location & accessibility, cost and combination possibilities.The experience they have with international bowling events. Home of the local LGBT club? Gay Bowling Amsterdam Address: Scheldeplein 3 1078 GR Amsterdam T 020-6642211 www.knijnbowling.nl locker rooms warm/hot showers warm-up areas bar restaurant yes yes yes yes yes Distance to the HUB / village 2,1km Distance from Central Station 4,2km Easy accessible by bike, car & public transport (metro, bus & tram) room for physiotherapy / first aid spectator area / seating relax area wheelchair accessible yes yes yes yes Sport during the Gay Games Bowling
    • 142 amsterdam 2018 3.4.2 VENUE INFORMATION Sportfondsenbad Oost The Sportfondsenbad Oost has a large deep water swimming pool (25x12,5 meter) and four shallow warm baths. In addition there is a sauna, hot tubs, herbal baths, a spacious steam cabin and a solarium. For simple food and drinks there are catering facilities available. Besides the outstanding swim and relax facilities there are changing rooms for both women and men.The pool can accommodate about 400 spectators with an excellent view.The facility meets the requirements for holding major international tournaments. What events are usually held in this venue? Several swimming and water polo games and tournaments, National water polo league. Why did you choose this venue? Location & accessibility, cost and combination possibilities. Home of the local LGBT club? Gay Swim Amsterdam Address: Land van Cocagneplein 44 1093 NB Amsterdam T 020-6650811 www.sportfondsenbadamsterdamoost.nl locker rooms warm/hot showers warm-up areas bar restaurant yes yes yes yes yes Distance to the HUB / village 3,8km Distance from Central Station 3,5km Easy accessible by bike, car & public transport (metro, bus & tram) room for physiotherapy / first aid spectator area / seating relax area wheelchair accessible yes yes yes yes Sport during the Gay Games Aquatics –Water polo
    • 143 amsterdam 2018 3.4.2 VENUE INFORMATION Sporthal de Pijp In down town Amsterdam you find sports center “The Pipe” which contains 5 sport halls. It is one of the largest indoor sports accommodations of Amsterdam and has a cozy bar and restaurant.There are enough locker rooms and facilities for physiotherapy and first aid. Sports center “The Pipe” has several rooms that can be used as warm-up and relax area and rooms for physiother- apy and first aid. 2 large halls of 23 x 48 meter with a height of 9 meter.These halls can be divided into 9 badminton courts.The facility meets the requirements for holding major tournaments. What events are usually held in this venue? National badminton matches & tournaments.The yearly internationalTijgertje badminton tournament. Why did you choose this venue? Location & accessibility, cost and combination possibilities. Home of the local LGBT club? Tijgertje Amsterdam Address: Lizzy Anginghstraat 88 1072 RD Amsterdam T 020-6716588 www.zuid.amsterdam.nl/sportaccomodaties/sporthal-pijp locker rooms warm/hot showers warm-up areas bar restaurant yes yes yes yes yes Distance to the HUB / village 1,6km Distance from Central Station 3,5km Easy accessible by bike, car & public transport (metro, bus & tram) room for physiotherapy / first aid spectator area / seating relax area wheelchair accessible yes yes yes yes Sport during the Gay Games Badminton
    • 144 amsterdam 2018 3.4.2 VENUE INFORMATION Stopera For the Open water Swimming event we will use the “The Royal Amstel Swim” route which is the oldest open water swim of Europe. Since 1841 people swim at the Amstel in the city center of Amsterdam.This route has a length of 2 x 2500 mtr with a start and finish at the Stopera (Cityhall). The swimmers swim at the Amstel fromWaternet (HG) to the Stopera (Cityhall) through a UnescoWorld Heritage site. During their swim the participants will pass 6 historical bridges and important buildings from the 21st century back to the 17th century What events are usually held in this venue? The proposed Open water Swimming event is yearly organized by the local club: Amsterdam Swim. Why did you choose this venue? Location & accessibility, cost and combination possibilities.This will give us a lot of publicity and visibility in Amsterdam. Home of the local LGBT club? No Address: Waterlooplein 28 1011 PG Amsterdam T 020- www.amsterdamswim.com locker rooms warm/hot showers warm-up areas bar restaurant yes yes yes yes yes Distance to the HUB / village 1,6km Distance from Central Station 3,5km Easy accessible by bike, car & public transport (metro, bus & tram) room for physiotherapy / first aid spectator area / seating relax area wheelchair accessible yes yes yes yes Sport during the Gay Games Open water Swimming
    • 146 amsterdam 2018 Amsterdam is filled to the brim with culture.The city’s over fifty museums are world-renowned, and attract throngs of tourists looking to be moved and inspired. Around Museum Plaza, the heart of the Amsterdam Games, the Van Gogh Museum, Rijksmuseum and Stedelijk Museum offer masterpieces from Dutch Masters to contemporary stars of the art world. Artists of all ages and nationalities flock to this city to find a home in the vicinity of academic institutions and galleries. There is a lively, international music and theatre scene, offering anything from big musical shows to alternative productions. Moreover, many inhabitants of Amsterdam enjoy participating in some form of cultural activity. The Amsterdam Games will coincide with Amsterdam Gay Pride, considered the biggest recurring event in the city. Every year, the organizing committee of the pride festivities, Progay, set up an impressive cultural calendar for the pride week, exceeding any other pride celebration in the world in number and diversity of events. The program offers exhibitions, workshops, performances, film screenings and the world famous Canal Pride. The Amsterdam Games is working closely with Progay to create a cultural program that will be even bigger and better than it has been in the past years. Opening and closing ceremonies of both events will be combined and carefully coordinated between the two organizations. Highlights of the program include the Pride Photo Award, an international exhibition and competition of LGBT-themed photographs. Many galleries organize special exhibitions and events during the week. Another highlight will be the film festival, showing the most interesting contemporary and classic LGBT movies.This festival will show movies in freely accessible open-air screens on city squares. However the focus of the festival will be in and around the iconic building of EYE Film Institute, beautifully located across the water behind Amsterdam Central Station.The institute features four comfortable cinemas, a large restaurant and beautiful terrace overlooking the water and the city. Interestingly, the famous Canal Pride originated out of Gay Games V, held in this city in 1998.To present all participants to the public, they were paraded around the canals on boats. Since then Amsterdam is shaken up by Canal Pride every year on the first Saturday of August. Over eighty vessels representing different subgroups of the LGBT community put on a show for the crowds along the canals.The party attracts hundreds of thousands of people of every sexual orientation celebrating freedom and tolerance.This event will be one of the highlights for visitors of the Amsterdam Games. A stay in Amsterdam would not be complete without visiting some great parties. During Amsterdam Games and Gay Pride Amsterdam there will be lots of different kinds of celebrations going on. Traditionally, gay bars and clubs host street parties in the gay areas of the city, where everybody (gay or straight, participant or spectator) can jump in, meet other party-goers, have a beer, dance and watch performances. These outdoor parties take place in Reguliersdwarsstraat, Warmoesstraat, Zeedijk, at the Homomonument and along Amstel river. Above and beyond all this there will be a number of independently organized, commercial parties. Rapido, for instance, will host an Amsterdam Games/Pride edition at rock venue Paradiso.World famous for the last decade or so, Rapido attracts thousands of gay men from many countries around the world, that come here to make new friends while dancing to music played by the best dj’s and enjoying state of the art light shows.To name a few other parties going on during the week: Fucking Pop Queers is a party aimed at a younger and hipper crowd, while Girlesque has been organizing hugely successful dance parties for lesbian girls and their friends. Fetish clubs and party organizers, such as Church or Fuxxx, will see to visitors with more specific tastes. 3.5 cultural program events and venues
    • 147 amsterdam 2018 Of course, the cultural program of the Amsterdam Games will include the FGG-required core events: Choral Festival Marching Band Festival Visual Arts Exhibition Rainbow MemorialWalk Memorial Quilt Exhibition Choral Festival At least ten choirs (male and female participants, totaling around 250) are expected to come to Amsterdam. During the Games each of these choirs will make surprise appearances throughout the city to give mini concerts resembling flash mobs.These performances will preferably take place in the vicinity of other events for the Gay Games or Gay Pride. Furthermore, there will be a choral gala at the Concertgebouw, one of the world’s great concert halls.This will be a ticketed event lasting two to three hours.The Concertgebouw has about 2000 seats and is located right at Museum Plaza, site of the Amsterdam Games central village. Marching Bands Festival Lesbian and gay marching bands are primarily an American tradition. However, bands from the Netherlands and other parts of the world will be invited to take part in theAmsterdamGames.Participating bands will be included in the opening and closing ceremonies. During the week, marching bands will entertain crowds at a variety of sports and Pride events, as well as at Museum Plaza, the central hub of the Amsterdam Games.Their music will lift the spirits of participants and spectators and add to the festive atmosphere in the city. There will be a festival for participating bands at Paradiso, a rock music venue in a former church with a maximum capacity of 1500 spectators, close to Museumplein and Leidseplein.The bands festival will be a ticketed event, lasting around two hours. A number of between 100 to 200 musicians is expected to take part in this festival. Visual Arts An important part of the cultural program will be the visual arts festival. Artist will be called on to create works around a theme connected to the Gay Games and Gay Pride.The resulting pieces of art, which can take any form from drawings to video installations, will be exhibited during the week of the Games. The exhibition will be held at and organized in collaboration with NASA, New Art Space Amsterdam, located at ArieBiemondstraat 105- 113 (not far from Museum Plaza). NASA is a young, multidisciplinary organization with connections throughout the art scene in Amsterdam and beyond. Its alliances with museums, galleries as well as valued academic institutions such as Rietveld Academy and Sandberg Institute guarantee the involvement of young talents and established names in the exhibition. Rainbow MemorialWalk In keeping with Gay Games tradition, Amsterdam will organize a Rainbow MemorialWalk, open to anyone who wishes to participate. 3.5 Cultural program events and venues
    • 149 amsterdam 2018 The walking tour highlighting centuries of LGBT history will kick off from centrally located Dam Square, hours before the opening ceremony. Participants carrying torches and the Gay Games rainbow flag will pass landmarks for the LGBT community: Homomonument on Keizersgracht, Zeedijk,Warmoesstraat, Reguliersdwarsstraat and Stopera, Amsterdam’s city hall that saw the first ever legal gay marriage in 2001. The MemorialWalk finishes at Museum Plaza, where participant’s torches will be lined up around the CelebrationVillage and the rainbow flag will be raised in honor of Gay Games founder Dr.TomWaddell, signaling the start of the opening ceremony. Volunteers and local police will escort the Rainbow MemorialWalk, and streets will be closed off to other traffic, ensuring a peaceful procession. Memorial Quilt Exhibition Aids Memorial Quilts originated in San Fransisco (1987) when a group of strangers decided they wanted to document the lives of those succumbed to the Aids epidemic. Friends, lovers and family members set about sewing together memorial panels for their loved ones.Today there are many thousands of colorful memorial quilts. People are still crafting new panels, nowadays also in memory of loved ones lost to violence or other diseases like cancer.They provide a powerful reminder of the continuing struggles facing the LGBT community. Participants of the Amsterdam Games are invited to bring quilts. These quilts will be exhibited at NASA (ArieBiemondstraat 105- 113, also the site of the visual arts exhibition) to honor the souls that cannot be with us during this festive week. In the week leading up to the Amsterdam Games, the members of the Federation of Gay Games will visit the exposition of quilts for an official memorial moment. This celebration of live will include words, music and dance. For appendix CC2 see page 225. 3.5 Cultural program events and venues
    • 150 amsterdam 2018 3.6 opening and closing ceremonies For centuries ‘Amsterdammers’have had a relaxed and tolerant attitude towards different lifestyles. ‘Live and let live’is one of the city’s favorite sayings. For many, Amsterdam is considered to be the birthplace of LGBT rights. Homosexuality was decriminalized in the city in 1811, The first official gay bar opened in 1927. Amsterdam became the first city outside North America to host the Gay Games in 1998. And as the Netherlands was the first country in the world to legalize same-‐sex marriage in 2001, the Mayor of Amsterdam wedded the first legal gay and lesbian couples here in the capital city. One world, One table What better way to kick off the Gay Games 2018 than with a sports spectacle in true Amsterdam style: a celebration for everyone.The Opening Ceremony truly reflects what this tenth edition is all about: Celebrating Diversity.The focus will be on the self evidence and diversity of the LGBT community in the Netherlands, and how it is embedded in our culture.The aim is to create a sense of togetherness, not only amongst the LGBT athletes and their supporters, but also amongst the whole community as well as the non-‐gay world. This makes the Amsterdam Games relevant for everybody. By bringing all these worlds together, we stimulate interaction and discussion. And where better to start a conversation than at the dinner table.That is exactly where the Opening and Closing Ceremony will take place: the world’s longest dinner table will arise in the heart of Amsterdam, at the same time offering a stage to the shining stars of the Games, the athletes. And there are no bad seats: everybody gets to sit front row! Spectacle on the square The idea is to bring the Games back to the people, in the heart of the city: a central experience, open to all, for everyone to see.We have opted for the Museum Plaza (in Dutch: Museumplein). Museum Plaza is a big open square, covered for the most part with pitches of grass.The square is easy to reach by car as well as by public transportation and is located approximately 3 kilometers from Amsterdam’s Central Railway Station.The square is easily accessible for people with a physical disability because there are no differences in heights. The square regularly hosts events in which big crowds gather together. For example, at the annual’s celebration of the Queen’s birthday each year approximately some 200,000 people came together here. It is a safe place for big crowds because of its open character; the square is easy to depart from all sides and is easy to monitor. The area was the location of the International Colonial and Export Exhibition in 1883.The square was reconstructed in 1999 by Swedish/ Danish landscape architect Sven‐ Ingvar Andersson, and now includes underground parking spaces and an underground supermarket.The
    • 151 amsterdam 2018 space is also used for (mass) events such as festivals and celebrations. We propose to build the Celebration Village as well as hosting the Opening and Closing Ceremonies here at this magnificent spot.The concept of the CelebrationVillage is a festival-like set-up, inspired by popular summer events such as Milkshake Festival,Valtifest, Appelsap and De Parade. The square has a long tradition as a crossroads of culture and sports. Culture is represented here for example by the three important museums that are located here.The first one is the ‘Rijksmuseum’where many highlights of Dutch painting from the 17th century are on view among which ‘The NightWatch’ (1639-1642) by Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669).The second one is the Van Gogh museum. Here one can see many of the most important paintings byVincent van Gogh (1853-1890) as well as an impressive permanent display of paintings by his contemporaries such as Degas (1834-1917), Gauguin (1848-1903) and Monet (1840-1926).The third one is the ‘Stedelijk Museum’where a prominent collection of modern and contemporary art can be seen and experienced. In addition to these museums one of the world’s most renowned concert halls is to be found at the square as well.This ‘Concertgebouw’is home to the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra that is one of the world’s finest orchestras for more than 125 years. Furthermore, within walking distance from the square you can find the ‘Spiegelkwartier’which is home to a wide variety of arts and antique shops, the ‘PC Hooftstraat’ where one can shop for luxurious fashion and other goods as well as theVondelpark, the city’s largest park where one can relax and unwind. But the square is not only important as the city’s cultural heart, it is used extensively as well by ‘Amsterdammers’and tourists alike to meet each other, play games or sports and gather together here for big events.The pitches of grass are often used to play a game of soccer or rugby or just to relax laying in the grass with some friends.There is a halfpipe where skaters often meet. In the winter people skate on the frozen pond in front of the Rijksmuseum, in the summertime people come here looking for coolness.Whenever the Dutch are successful at a large sporting event the square plays an important role as well. For example, in 2010 when the Dutch played the SoccerWorld Cup final against Spain approximately 200.000 people viewed the match together here. Since culture and sports have been coming together here at this large and safe square for so long makes it a natural location at the center of the 2018 GayGames. Come floating in The idea of bringing the Gay Games to Amsterdam first originated in the early 1990s along with the notion to celebrate our pride with a floating parade. In 1996, the first set of pride boats sailed through the canals of 3.6 OPENING AND CLOSING CEREMON IES
    • 153 amsterdam 2018 Amsterdam. After the Gay Games were held here in 1998, Amsterdam Gay Pride became a full-‐fledged festival to which dance parties, sports and cultural activities were also added.Twenty years later, the athletes of Gay Games X will be part of a floating parade themselves. For every participating country there will be a boat, dressed in its local colors.The boats will take them through Amsterdam’s canals, across the city’s most beautiful sights. Of course there will be plenty of city dressing.We have opted for four iconic locations with a strong link to LGBT rights and sports/culture to be dressed in pink for the Games. These locations are the Olympic Stadium, the Amsterdam ArenA, the EYE Film Museum and De Hallen (the latter will be completed in 2016). Also, the world famous water bikes will be painted in pink. After their water tour, the athletes will arrive at the Rijksmuseum, where they will enter the Museum Plaza through the gates of the museum. Instead of the traditional red carpet, the athletes will enter the CelebrationVillage walking on a rainbow-colored stage where they are welcomed by the Amsterdam mayor and all the guests and supporters. Centerpiece of the city The stage is in fact a 120 meter long table that serves as the center point of the FriendshipVillage. Every night, no less than 800 people can eat at this table.The idea comes fromTertsBrinkhoff, creative director at Mobile Arts. He says: “I wanted to get away from all these endless rows of chairs.The table is an open concept that creates temptation and turmoil.”The table, centerpiece of the living room, is magnified to centerpiece of the city. At this table, people can have dinner, drinks, start discussions and make plans. Brinkhoff invented the concept of this table in 2009 for the New Island Festival in New York, because tents were too expensive to ship.The table is crafted by renowned Dutch industrial designer Piet Hein Eek, and serves as a dinner table for the guests, as well as a stage for the athletes and performing artists, a kitchen for the cooks and a dance floor for the audience. Culinary artist André Amaro and his cooks will prepare biological dinners throughout the whole Gay Games week.With the Opening Ceremony, we aim to create an intimate and memorable experience, instead of a big stage with ditto performers.We leave that to the professional concert organizers such as Mojo and Live Nation – it is not realistic to try and compete with them. Our goal is to create a down-to-earth event for everyone, focusing on sports, art and music and above all: celebrating diversity. Grand finale After a full week of competition, events, parties, late nights and early mornings, the best way to end the Gay Games week is the Closing Ceremony.The FriendshipVillage at the Museum Plaza is the place to be for the grand finale. All the winners will be honored, and there will be special performances by (inter) national renowned DJ’s and performers.The Closing Ceremony will coincide with the closing of Gay Pride.We will join forces with Amsterdam Gay Pride to make this closing party the must-attend event of the week. 3.6 OPENING AND CLOSING CEREMON IES
    • 154 amsterdam 2018 The CelebrationVillage will beTHE meeting place during the Games. It will be a place where entertainment & relaxation meet education & conversation. Gay or straight, Old or young, Black or white, Catholic or Muslim, everyone is welcome here. The village will be a place where people can meet and catch-up for a casual conversation. But the village will also be a place where people can learn and discuss about different thoughts, ideas and cultures.THE place where diversity is celebrated! This village will be located on the Museum Plaza, the location where the Opening & Closing Ceremony will also take place. As it is our aim to truly celebrate diversity, the plaza will have a festival- like set-up, inspired by popular summer events such as ‘Milkshake Festival’, ‘Valtifest’, ‘Appelsap’and ‘De Parade’. On the plaza, various areas/pavilions will be created, each with a different theme.To occupy the pavilions, we will seek the cooperation with private initiatives (commercial) and foundations & organizations geared towards the LGBT community. The subject of the conference held during the Gay Games will be reflected in the different pavilions: ‘Homosexuality in a PluralWorld; Diversity is Normal, the Normal is Diverse’. In the various areas you will be able to discover to what level acceptance has been accomplished in Holland, but also the (new) problems and challenges we are faced with. Culture village There will be an area focused on culture and religion. How is it to live in a country where homosexuality is widely accepted, while your religion doesn’t accept homosexuality? You will be able to talk to representatives from foundations like ‘Secret Garden’, whose aim is to open up the discussion within the society and in particular within the Muslim community concerning LGBT. Women village Another area will be focused on women. Foundations like 3.7 celebration VILLAGE
    • 155 amsterdam 2018 ‘StichtingOndersteboven’will inform about the social acceptance towards lesbians, while organizations like ‘Flirtation’and ‘Garbo’will show how women can meet women in Holland. Children village There will also be a children’s area. Not only will this be a great place for children to play, but there will also be room to get informed about the different ideas and possibilities towards adoption by same-sex partners. Here you will meet moms and dads from Holland who had the opportunity to adopt a child. And talk about the joys and challenges they experience(d) in this process. Political village Another area will know a political theme. People will learn more about the different ideas towards gay marriage and gays in the army. But also the importance of pride celebrations will be discussed. Representatives from the various Dutch political parties, police and military, along with organizations like COC and University of Amsterdam will be there to share their experiences. Each pavilion will be open and very brightly colored. It will have a stage where discussions and concerts will take place. Surrounded by comfy chairs, bars, food stands and information stands where the various organizations will present themselves.This easy- access, laid-back, and especially festive approach is chosen to encourage everyone to just walk in, feel welcome, and simply start a conversation and meet new people for all around the world.The best way to celebrate diversity! References: www.milkshakefestival.nl www.valtifest.nl www.appelsap.net www.deparade.nl www.stichtingsecretgarden.nl www.stichtingondersteboven.nl www.flirtation.nl www.garboforwomen.nl 3.7 CELEBRAT ION VILLAGE
    • 156 amsterdam 2018 It is our firm belief that diversity, inclusion and human rights are not a set of goals a nation can achieve within a couple of years. Let alone the hosting organization of Gay Games X. It is in your genes or it’s not. The Netherlands and Amsterdam have welcomed all people during its years. As a trading nation, the Dutch have always been open to different cultures, traditions and sexual and religious orientations. This has led to the fact that people from 178 different nationalities now live in Amsterdam. Often the language in shops and restaurant is English instead of Dutch.The respected Dutch historian, professor dr. Herman Pleij pointed out that: “the very core of Dutch society is diversity.” And the Princess ofThe Netherlands Máxima (originally from Argentina) once said: “there is no Dutch identity”, meaning that the Dutch identity is a melting pot of the diverse, a blend of many different traditions and beliefs. Churches and Mosques stand side by side. Gays and straight live together without any discontent. Gay Pride is party and a celebration of gay culture, rather than a political rally.The political statements made concern situations abroad, like Eastern Europe or Africa. Diversity, inclusion and human rights are values we are born with. 0.7% of the gross national income of the Netherlands is spent on aid programs in the world.This adds up to 4,7 billion euros (2009). You can imagine how high we value human rights, how serious we are about our human rights program and that inclusion of all, regardless of sexual orientation, gender, race, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, political belief(s), athletic/artistic ability, physical challenge, age or health status is not even a top priority – it comes naturally. Annual General Assembly Meeting in 2017 As the host of the Gay Games X, the Amsterdam Gay Games XTeam will be pleased to organize the Annual General Assembly Meeting (AGA) in 2017.This includes the arrangement of the AGA and the corresponding meetings as well as a visit of the central sports and cultural venues of the Gay Games X.This gives the participants the opportunity to get a first impression one year before the games. Another focus point will be offering the delegates a lively social program outside the meetings in addition to excellent basic conditions at the conference. Moreover the Amsterdam Gay Games XTeam will insistently seek to use the AGA event as an opportunity to promote and highlight Gay Games X. Especially all members of the gay/lesbian sports clubs inThe Netherlands and neighbouring countries will be invited, in order to use the presence of the FGG in Amsterdam to bring 3.8 DIVERSITY, INCLUSION AND HUMAN RIGHTS
    • 157 amsterdam 2018 the spirit of the Gay Games X nearer to the important target groups of participants and volunteers. The AGA will take place in the building of New Art Space Amsterdam (NASA) located at the centre of Amsterdam.The NASA building will also be an important venue for the Gay Games X cultural activities in 2018. The NASA building consists of several spaces to be used as conference rooms, an auditorium which is suited for lectures, debates, presentations, multimedia events, film- and video viewings and is installed with professional audio visual equipment, a professional cinema, and other multifunctional spaces for meetings, seminars, workshops, debates and private dining. Media cafe LAB111 is also located in the same building and performs as café an important function as a meeting place for the arts and the creative sector of Amsterdam. LAB111 is a perfect place for the AFA participants to meet in an inspiring and creative environment. The NASA building is easily accessible to participants by public transportation and offers standard equipment (such as white and paperboards, free wifi, beamers, appropriate audio equipment (microphones, speakers). Meetings during the Gay Games X During the Gay Games X one of the host hotels will be available for FGG meetings and other organizations that require meeting rooms.The hotel offers standard equipment needed for meetings. 3.8 DIVERSITY, INCLUSION AND HUMAN RIGHTS
    • 158 amsterdam 2018 Diversity is Normal, the Normal is Diverse A 2-day conference about Homosexuality in a Plural World Coordinator: Prof.W.G.J. Duyvendak (www.jwduyvendak.nl) Organization: Amsterdam Research Center for Gender and Sexuality (ARC GS), University of Amsterdam/ Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR) In cooperation with: City of Amsterdam, Ministry of Education, Culture and Sciences, IHLIA, Mosse Foundation, UvA (University of Amsterdam) Pride Subject: Homosexuality in the Netherlands has been ‘normalized’ to a certain extent. Members of the LGBT-community can live their lives in relative freedom and safety, partly because laws grant them the same rights as heterosexual citizens. But what does ‘normalization’mean exactly? Have homosexuals become completely ‘normal’, meaning that they follow ‘the’norm? In the course of a two-day conference we want to examine and expose what everyday life is like for homosexuals (m/f) in the Netherlands in the year 2016. On the one hand, we want to focus on the increased similarities between life in gay and straight communities. Marriage equality is an example of this development. On the other hand, we want to examine the huge diversity in lifestyles that has developed among gays and lesbians. Relative freedom has given rise to the growth of many subcultures and a wide variety of individual interpretations of day-to- day existence.This variety can relate to age, level of education, ethnicity, religion, living within or outside of the city, among other factors.Thus, this process of normalization may have made the life of homosexuals more similar to the life of heterosexuals, but at the same time it has opened up the possibility to make more and different choices in shaping homosexual lifestyles: living single, in couples, groups, with or without children, or even in a 3.9 CONFERENCES AND MEETINGS ‘pink’care home or some other form of specialized assisted living. Central goal of the conference is to map this diversity in normality. We hope to achieve this by, among other things, presenting the results of research into the daily life of the LGBT-community in the Netherlands.We aim to do this study commissioned by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Sciences and the City of Amsterdam. If normality is divers, then over time diversity will become the new normal. Has this new normality now established itself? During the conference we will also pay attention to the ongoing lack of acceptance of gays and lesbians with a migrant background, both in their own communities and society at large, as well as in the Dutch gay and lesbian community. Like ‘hetero-normativity’, there is also the phenomenon of ‘gay- normativity’.The idea that gays and lesbians ought to behave in a certain manner can at times be a strong motivating force, which is prevalent in ‘our own circles’. It is therefore imperative to keep an open mind toward the diversity of homosexuality, and this attitude is key to overcoming differences with the world outside of the Netherlands. Our objective is not to present the Netherlands as a shining example for the rest of the world, but we do hope to inspire visitors from abroad by showing the wide range of diversity found here. Also, we hope to clarify some of the obstacles on the road of emancipation by showing our struggles with certain forms of diversity.
    • amsterdam 2018 amsterdam 2018 4.Civic capacity and resources
    • amsterdam 2018 161 Amsterdam is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe, receiving more than 4.63 million international visitors annually, excluding the 16 million day trippers visiting the city every year. Amsterdam is the commercial capital of the Netherlands and one of the top financial centres in Europe. The city is also cultural capital of the Netherlands. Many large Dutch institutions have their headquarters there, and 7 of the world’s top 500 companies, including Philips and ING, are based in the city. Amsterdam has a population of 820,256 within city limits, an urban population of 1,209,419 and a metropolitan population of 2,289,762. Because of its characteristics Amsterdam provides the perfect capacity and resources to organize an event like the Gay Games X. The city has an extensive and density infrastructure, allowing the participants themselves to move through the city on a fast and inexpensive way. The enormous variety of hotels, bars and restaurants provides extensive possibilities to experience the nightlife of the city. Amsterdam is home to a dazzling array of bars, nightclubs and cafés, with something for everyone on every corner. For lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender visitors and residents, Amsterdam is one of the most attractive cities in Europe. Nowhere in the world you will find so many gay-friendly attractions per square metre as in the city centre of Amsterdam. As such, it’s no small wonder that Amsterdam became so popular with gay visitors. For centuries ‘Amsterdammers’ have had a relaxed and tolerant attitude towards different life styles. ‘Live and let live’is one of the city’s favourite sayings. amsterdam 2018 161 4. Civic capacity and resources
    • 162 amsterdam 2018 4. Civic capacity and resources significance, exclusive design or original interiors. Others stand out for their high standards and warm hospitality. Live like a local in Amsterdam and enjoy all the comforts of home is possible in one of the short stay apartments Especially for travelling with a group, short-stay apartments are a surprisingly affordable option. It is also easy to roll out sleeping bags at one of Amsterdam’s centrally located youth hostels. Despite the name, many hostels are now open to guests of all ages. In addition to shared dormitories, some of the hostels offer smaller family or private rooms at very attractive rates. To crave the comfort and ambience of home bed & breakfasts are a great alternative to hotels for a more personal touch. Amsterdam is home to several charming bed & breakfasts. To enjoy warm hospitality and getting to know the locals in their own surroundings, bed & breakfasts are a good alternative. For somewhere original Accomodation For Gay Games X, the Amsterdam Games 2018 foundation will team up with a well-known and experienced travel agency who will exclusively offer Gay Games X accommodation- and travel packages. Gay Games X will benefit with a commission of all bookings and reservations, which will not only improve the quality of the event for our individual participants but will also increase our budget and therefore improve the general quality of the event. We are convinced that this joint venture will lead to a unique Gay Games X experience. The Amsterdam area has more than 350 hotels with approximately 50,000 beds. Two thirds of the hotels are located in the city’s centre. Hotel accommodation ranges from simple 1-star rooms to the ultimate in 5-star luxury, so the visitors are sure to find something in a convenient location that fits his/her budge. Some hotels are renowned for their state- of-the-art architecture, historical amsterdam 2018 162 to stay in Amsterdam and getting a different view of the city by spending a few nights in a houseboat. Water is one of Amsterdam’s defining characteristics. An original way to enjoy Amsterdam is to stay on one of the city’s houseboats. Located in some of the city’s most picturesque spots, these floating hotels are fully equipped and conveniently located. There are a 5 of campsites located in and around Amsterdam. Campsites are an affordable alternative to hotels and youth hostels. They are also a great meeting place for travellers, families and groups from all over the world. In addition to a place to pitch a tent, campsites offer a variety of services and facilities like bike hire, laundry, lockers and canoe hire. In general, it’s possible to camp in Amsterdam from mid March through the end of October. Transportation Amsterdam is a world-class international transport hub and there are countless ways of getting into the city. While travellers from
    • 164 amsterdam 2018 far-flung countries are likely to fly into Schiphol Airport, those travelling from within Europe will probably hop on a train – convenient and cost effective, the rail network in the Netherlands is second to none. And of course the road network provides easy access to Amsterdam for those keen to travel by car. Schiphol airport is considered one of the best in the world and is just 20 minutes (16 kilometres) from the city centre. In 2013 Schiphol has connections with a total of 317 European and intercontinental airports. The number of flight movements came with a slight increase to over 423,000. Amsterdam city centre is compact, with most facilities and sights within walking distance of each other, but also excellently covered by its outstanding public transport service. The city’s network of canals also offers the unique opportunity of transportation on the water. Cycling is a fun, efficient and easy way of getting around Amsterdam – just like the locals do! With bicycle rental shops all over the city, it’s quite simple to pedal away. And it’s quite safe to follow a few simple rules! Thanks to its compact size and extensive network of bike paths, Amsterdam is the perfect city to explore on two wheels. There is an extensive transport network connecting city districts, and commuters can choose a variety of methods to reach their destination as efficiently as possible. This includes the train, tram, metro, bus and ferry. As of June 2011, the (disposable) PT Smart Cards (OV-chipkaart) were introduced for trams, buses and metros in Amsterdam. Paper tickets (strippenkaarten) are no longer sold or valid on trams, buses and metro. The OV-chipcard will be available for all Gay Games X participants. It is an electronic card with a built-in chip for use on all public transport in Amsterdam including buses, trams and metros. 4. Civic capacity and resources
    • 165 amsterdam 2018 4. Civic capacity and resources Trains in the Netherlands are typically used for longer journeys, either to another town or city, or to travel across Amsterdam. For example, a journey from Central Station to Amsterdam Zuid/World Trade Center will prove more efficient than travelling through the heart of the city. Trams are common in Amsterdam, with routes heading out from the centre in all directions. Trams are ideal for short journeys around the city centre, as well as for travelling to other districts. Amsterdam’s metro runs underneath the centre, from Central Station to the outer districts. This can be a fast and efficient way to travel, though the trains only run above ground away from the centre. Amsterdam operates a full bus network. Like trams and metro, the PT Smart Card (OV-chipkaart) can be used to pay for a journey. Behind Central Station, ferries hustle their way across the River IJ, transporting passengers to various locations in the north of Amsterdam - completely free of charge! Some specialist ferries also travel along the river to other districts of the city. Taxis are a popular form of transport in a city where many residents don’t own a car. Amsterdam recently launched a campaign to improve taxi services. Taxis can be handy when travelling to and from the airport, late at night when the trams have stopped running or when running late. Depending on the traffic during peak times, however, public transport may even be quicker. As of 1 April 2012, a new fare structure is in place, which all licensed taxi drivers in Amsterdam must adhere to. Whereas the previous structure combined a fixed rate for the first 2 km of any journey, followed
    • 166 amsterdam 2018 by a rate for each subsequent kilometre, there are now three components to consider in the price paid per journey. Insurance For cultural events such as the opening and closing ceremonies, choral and band festival and Rainbow Run we as organizers shall take out the appropriate liability insurance policies. It is not possible to take out health insurance policies for the athletes when they register to participate in the Games. Usually, the persons involved are insured in their home countries. Expenses incurred by treatment of sports accidents are reimbursed by the health insurance company in the home country. In any event, initial treatment will be provided by doctors and hospitals in The Netherlands – however, the services will be invoiced. At registration time, the athletes must declare that they waive any claims against the organizers and shall be liable for their own insurance coverage. Staff of the host organization has appropriate health and pension insurance as provided for by Dutch law. Any dues payable to the trade or professional association must also be paid throughout the course of the employment relationship. Volunteers have liability coverage within the scope of event- organizer liability provisions. This insurance policy will pay in the event of any damages. An all-risk insurance policy will be taken out for the office and all furnishings therein.This covers all damage occurring within the office space itself, such as glass and water damage, theft, etc. Immigration We would like to welcome all visitors, whoever they are, wherever they may come from. To ensure a safe and easy entrance into Amsterdam, we want to provide visitors clear information on entry regulations. There are no immigration restrictions concerning the transgender community, nor on 4. Civic capacity and resources
    • 167 amsterdam 2018 prescribed medications for HIV/Aids or other life-affecting conditions. Citizens of EU countries Citizens of EU countries do not require a visa to enter The Netherlands provided they are in possession of a valid passport or identity card. Citizens of non-EU countries Citizens of all other countries generally require a visa to enter The Netherlands. The embassies and consulate general (agency abroad) of the Kingdom ofThe Netherlands are responsible for issuing the visa. Citizens of those countries, for which the European Community has lifted the visa requirement, do not need a visa for visits of up to 3 months for each half year. According to the guidelines set forth in the Schengen Agreement, this visa is also valid for travel within Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Luxemburg, Norway, Austria, Portugal, Sweden and Spain. More detailed information can be viewed on the website of the Dutch government: http://www.government.nl/issues/visa-for-the-netherlands- and-the-caribbean-parts-of-the-kingdom Translations and interpreters The Kingdom of The Netherlands has a long history of welcoming foreigners inside its borders. Currently, almost 200 different nationalities are represented in the population of the country. With 178 nationalities living in Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands is the most multicultural city of the world. It is easy to get by in English in Amsterdam and the rest of the country. Gay Games X X will actively recruit interpreters for all events. The organization will aim to find interpreters for most of the languages of the participating countries. Sign language services will be provided. 4. Civic capacity and resources
    • amsterdam 2018 amsterdam 2018 5. Safety & security
    • amsterdam 2018 170 Amsterdam is known as a place where gays and lesbians can express themselves freely and be who they are. In 1987 the capital was the first place to erect a special monument for gays and lesbians, the “Homomonument”. It consists of three granite triangles that form one bigger triangle and is situated next to the Westerkerk. In 1998 Amsterdam was host to the Gay Games and at April 1st 2001 for the first time in history a gay couple was officially and legally wed here. For a long time Amsterdam has been the “Gay capital of the world”. The policy of the city is aimed at providing a safe environment for its gay and lesbian citizens and visitors as much as possible. There is a zero- tolerance approach regarding violence that is specifically aimed at gays and lesbians. All entertainment districts and main walking routes are under continual camera surveillance. This must result is a greater sense of safety, especially among the gays and lesbians. These camera images help the police as well in finding the offenders more easily. Together with the local authorities, a plan of safety will be drawn up conforming to the rules and regulations applying to events of this size that are held in the city of Amsterdam. We will cooperate with the “Pink in Blue” police network (http://www.politie.nl/mijn-buurt/05---amsterdam/roze- in-blauw.html), serving the LGBT interests within and outside the police. Members of this network serve during gay events in Amsterdam and will be available for Gay Games X. Furthermore, private security services will be hired during the opening and closing ceremonies. Our partners ProGay Foundation and Xsaga BV have extensive experience how to organize events of this size and how to secure them. This will be closely scrutinized by the municipality when providing the necessary permits. amsterdam 2018 170 5. Safety & security
    • amsterdam 2018 6. Medical support
    • amsterdam 2018 172 6. Medical support For the medical support during the GGX the Dutch Red Cross Amsterdam provides fully equipped first aid items including volunteers. Every day there are many events in the Netherlands, from small to large exhibitions concerts with thousands of visitors. Besides the support of the Dutch Red Cross, these events can rely on other emergency services such as police, fire brigade and security services. The First aid team of the Red Cross Amsterdam consists of over 100 volunteers. They are all in possession of a recognized First Aid Certificate with an AED note and are regularly trained to maintain their knowledge and skills, especially in the field of event assistance. For example, the Red Cross guarantees professional and skilled first aid. Besides expert First Aid, they also provide materials such as blankets, wheelchairs and stretchers and they can arrange the necessary communication. Many companies and institutions in Amsterdam regularly use the of the Red Cross Amsterdam. A few examples: SAIL 2010: SAIL (350,000 visitors) every five years and organized in August, 2010, the Red Cross first aid stations with 5 and 40 workers per day attended. Radio 538: During the World Cup/ European Championships (2010 and 2012) football (200,000 visitors) Radio 538 major events organized at the Museumplein. The Red Cross was present with her careworkers. Municipality of Amsterdam: Present annually with First Aid stations at Queens day (60,000 visitors) and Uitmarkt (150,000 visitors). Le Champion: Every year the Red Cross is closely involved in the organization of first aid posts in the Dam to Dam Run (50,000 participants) in September and the Marathon (38,000 participants) in October, both organized by Le Champion. The Red Cross Amsterdam has no profit and works with volunteers. However, for each deployment minimal cost will be calculated. to fund first aid training, materials and organization. In 2013 Amsterdam has 18 hospitals. These hosptals are all located in or near the city centre. A large part of the GGX sports accommodations are located in the southern part of Amsterdam. In the same area are the two main teaching hospitals established, namely the AMC and theVU Medical Center. SHM, the Dutch HIV monitoring foundation, makes an important and necessary contribution to healthcare for HIV-infected people living in the Netherlands. Through the collection and maintenance of anonymous data from HIV-patients throughout the country, the work of SHM contributes significantly to the knowledge of HIV and enables treating physicians to assess and improve patient care. The yearly monitoring report provides valuable input for the development of HIV care and prevention policies within the Netherlands and the EU. < amsterdam city MUSEUMSQUARE H H H H H H H H
    • amsterdam 2018 7. Budget and financial management
    • amsterdam 2018 175 7. Budget and financial management Assumptions and estimates The economic circumstances in the Netherlands are, as in the rest of the European Union and the United States, difficult to raise money for an event as the Gay Games. Governments have to cut their spending and companies suffer losses.The economic outlook to 2018 is poor. Recently, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) stated that the global recovery will take at least six more years.This means that we have to take into account that the economic circumstances of today, will not be better in 2018. Amsterdam had the honor to host the fifth Gay Games in 1998. Although the event was a big success, financially, the organization ended up bankrupt, leaving the municipality with debts. Also the organizers in Sydney and Cologne faced financial difficulties. This reality is for us reason to propose a “lean and mean” event, concentrating on the core elements and values of the Gay Games.We concentrate on inclusion of all people involved, supporting young people and avoid entrance barriers to join the event. Most events will have a free entrance in order to enjoy the festivities. The initial budget is prepared based on these conservative but realistic estimates and assumptions. Guidelines as outlined in the request for proposal have been incorporated. The initial budget is based on 12,000 participants consisting of 10,000 sports participants and 2,000 participants to the cultural event. Spectators have been estimated conservatively at, constituting less than 2% of the total revenues. The sports program is estimated to attract approx. 1,500 paying spectators, the cultural activities will host 1,250 paying visitors and the human rights conference is estimated to generate 500 participants. The ceremonies and festivities have been accounted for in the initial budget based on input from respected event organizers amongst which Xsaga – a professional event organizer – and ProGay – the organizer of the annual Amsterdam Gay Pride. To obtain reliable input for the budget, professional parties and seasoned experts for each key element of the budget have been consulted. For the sports budget, local sports organizations of each sport have provided input such as quotes for venues where various parts of the sports tournament will be held as well as estimates of operational costs for each part of the sports program. Timing of revenues and expenses To cover for the Organizations financial obligations during the early stage of organizing the 10th edition of the Gay Games, the organization has devised measures with financial benefits for the participants to persuade them to register and pay registration- and participants fees well in advance. Other measures to match money in- and outflows are amongst others arrangements with sponsorship in a participants counsel program (see chapter 11) to receive fund in several installments. Further, a crowd funding program will be initiated, providing Dutch residents tax discounts when funds are provided over a 5 years period. Currency exposure Although the budget is prepared in US Dollars, the monetary items will be settled in EURO’s.To minimize the Organizations exposure to (adverse) currency fluctuations it has been decided to charge the registration- and participant fees in Euro resulting in virtually all of money in- and outflows being in Euro.The fix rate which is applied to convert amounts in Euro to US$ amounts is 1 EUR = 1.3692 US$. Financial Basis
    • 176 amsterdam 2018 7. budget and financial management Registration- and entry fees The registration fee consists of a combination of general registration fee and an additional fee for each participation in the sports- and cultural program.The general registration fees ranges from E 100 to 150 (US$ 135 – 205), depending on the timing of registration. The participation fees for the different sports range from E 50 to E 150, with a average of E 70 (US$ 95.00) and for each cultural activity at E 30 (US$ 40). Participation to the Human Rights Conference is charged at E 50 (US$ 70). Entry fees for spectators to some of the sports program are charged E 2.50 (US$ 3.40). The entry fees for Dancing and Ballroom dancing are E 10 (US$ 14) and E 25 (US$ 34) respectively. Spectators to the Choral festival and band festival are charged an entry fee of E 12 (US$ 16).The entry to the opening and closing ceremonies will be free. However, we will reserve aVIP area for the FGG members and guest, as well as part of the sponsorship programs. The above assumes the following revenues: Revenues from registration fees US$ 3,402,517 Revenues from entry fees US$ 47,443 Revenues from the Opening ceremony US$ 54.768 Fund raising Upon acceptance of the Amsterdam bid for hosting the 10th edition of the Gay Games, a number of Dutch Multi-National Corporations will commit funds to support the organization of the 10th edition of the Gay Games. Revenues arising from Corporate sponsorships is conservatively estimated at US$ 1,711,500 The (local) governments are very involved with the organization of the Gay Games X.To express their support, local governments have committed to contribute an amount of US$ 835,212 in the form of in kind sponsorships (venues, transportation, security, cleaning, road control). Other sponsorships (mostly in kind, such as legal support, training and recruitment of volunteers and accountancy services) consist of befriended company’s and local organizations.This source of revenue is conservatively estimated at US$ 232,766. Our crowd funding program is budgeted under the other revenues, estimated at US$ 246,456. Revenues from media rights and merchandise are estimated to materialize to US$ 205,380. Total revenues Our conservative and realistic estimate for revenues are approximately US$ 6,7 million.We expect to be able to raise more than 60% of the income before the year of the event. Revenues
    • 177 amsterdam 2018 Sports Program It is anticipated that the organization of the sport program will require funds amounting to US$ 880,000.The expenses to organize the sports events have been determined in close collaboration with local sports organizations enabling the Amsterdam Games 2018 Foundatuion access to valuable information with regards to organizing sports events. For each sports a detailed overview of expenses to be incurred has been provided by each of the contributors to the organization of the sports program each of these estimations have been diligently assessed and amended if deemed necessary in order to obtain the most realistic numbers as possible for the initial budget. Input for the sport program budget includes quotes for venues, quotes for staff and officials, indications of prices of equipment etc. Cultural Program To host the Cultural program, the Amsterdam Games 2018 Foundation budgeted the expenses to be US$ 43,000. Quotes are obtained from het Concertgebouw and Paradiso to host the Choral Festival and the Band Festival.The visual arts festival will be housed in exposition Centre NASA and is expected to cost US$ 4,000.The Amsterdam Games 2018 Foundation choose to restrict the cultural program to the core activities of the FGG. Amsterdam and more specifically the Museum Plaza, offers a rich variety of cultural events, like museums (Dutch Golden Age,Van Gogh and contemporary art), theatres and concert halls. Further, during the week of the event, Amsterdam Gay Pride will take place, organized by ProGay. This Gay Pride ends with the well known Canal Parade, a procession of more than 100 decorated boats of Gay organizations, companies, interest groups and government. These festivities do not influence the budget of the Gay Games X. Opening and Closing Ceremonies The opening and closing ceremonies will host a range of activities and will be executed by Xsaga BV, an experienced organizer of official events and festivities. At this early stage, it is difficult to project to final programming of the Opening and closing ceremony.Therefore the budget for the opening and closing ceremony has more a binding role than that is a projection of the actual expenses. In case of expected revenue shortfalls, the opening and closing ceremonies may be subject to austerity measures. CelebrationVillage Planned to be held at the Museum Plaza, the Celebration village is budgeted at US$ 171,000.These costs exist of building up tents on the Museum Plaza, as well as maintaining all other spectacles, like the world’s longest dinner table during the week of the event.The majority of these expenses are estimated to be due towards the end of the organization cycle. Staffing and Administration The paid staff consisting of 6 persons and numerous volunteers will be employed starting in the year 2014. Employment will be start on a part-time basis. After 2 years the organization will hire the staff full time.The gross salary expenses to be carried by the foundation is estimated to be US$ 385,000 annually on full-time basis. Remuneration ofVolunteers is estimated at US$ 410,000; this includes all expenses for volunteers including training, recruiting, garments etc. Marketing The Amsterdam Games 2018 Foundation learned from previous editions that it can be challenging to gather (more than) 12,000 participants. In order to achieve the estimated participants, the foundation allocated US$ 705,138 for marketing expenses. Fundraising An substantial part of the revenues of the Gay Games X will be in the form of sponsorships.To attract sponsors and obtain sufficient fund from sponsorships, we will apply US$ 68,460 for fundraising. Part of this budget concerns a value in kind, provided by the Amsterdam municipality. Our main potential sponsors will be invited to a meeting in the official Mayor’s residence on the main canal in Amsterdam.The Amsterdam Mayor and Aldermen will host this meeting.. Other Expenses Other expenses include the FGG fee and 10% contingency. Where necessary an amount for miscellaneous expenses has been added to sub-parts of the budget. The initial budget has a surplus of 5,25%, including the contingency. 7. budget and financial management Expenses
    • 178 amsterdam 2018 7. budget and financial management Budget forecast summary Revenue 2012/13 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Total Fundraising - Corporate (participants) 171,150 171,150 342,300 342,300 342,300 342,300 1,711,500 Fundraising - Other 8,558 8,558 8,558 8,558 85,575 112,959 232,766 Governmental (in kind) 13,692 - - - - 821,520 835,212 Licenses/Media Rights/Merchandise - - - - - 205,380 205,380 Registration - 111,836 232,079 541,519 1,572,335 944,748 3,402,517 Entry Fees - - - - - 47,443 47,443 Opening Ceremonies - - - - - 54,768 54,768 Closing Ceremonies - - - - - - - Other Revenue 41,076 41,076 41,076 41,076 41,076 41,076 246,456 TOTALREVENUE 234,476 332,620 624,013 933,453 2,041,286 2,570,194 6,736,042 Expenses Staffing/Administration - 28,753 164,304 213,595 328,608 357,361 1,092,622 Insurance/Legal/Accounting 35,770 35,770 35,770 35,770 71,541 557,607 772,229 Marketing 13,692 61,614 61,614 61,614 253,302 253,302 705,138 Fundraising 11,410 11,410 11,410 11,410 11,410 11,410 68,460 Opening Ceremonies - - - - - 889,980 889,980 Closing Ceremonies - - - - - 284,109 284,109 FestivalVillage/Special Events - - - - - 171,150 171,150 Sports and Cultural Events Venues - - - - - 494,281 494,281 Officials - - - - - 141,370 141,370 Sport Administrators/3rd Party Contractors - - - - - 288,217 288,217 Sports and Cultural EventTotal - - - - - 923,868 923,868 Volunteers 10,269 10,269 10,269 10,269 41,076 328,608 410,760 Expense Subtotal 71,141 147,817 283,367 332,659 705,937 3,777,395 5,318,315 FGG Fee 25,000 10,000 - - 15,000 500,000 550,000 Expense including FGG fee 96,141 157,817 283,367 332,659 720,937 4,277,395 5,868,315 Net Income Before Contingency 138,335 174,804 340,646 600,794 1,320,349 (1,707,201) 867,726 10% Contingency Expense 7,114 14,782 28,337 33,266 70,594 377,739 531,832 Operating Income 131,221 160,022 312,309 567,528 1,249,755 (2,084,940) 335,895 Cash Flow Beginning Cash - 131,221 291,243 603,552 1,171,080 2,420,835 335,895 Year-End Funds 131,221 291,243 603,552 1,171,080 2,420,835 335,895
    • 180 amsterdam 2018 Risk Management The Amsterdam Games 2018 Foundation is well aware of certain financial risks it is exposed to. These risks include mismatch between timing of money inflows and payments, Counterparty risk, currency risk and the possible inflexibility to limit expenses in case of revenue shortfalls.The foundation is confident that is takes sufficient measures to mitigate these risks, based on the defined milestones and anticipated measures. Timeline and milestones of anticipated income and expense The Amsterdam Games 2018 Foundation has anchored a list of key milestones and a number of assessments with respect to its anticipated revenues and expenses in its financial planning. Important milestones are the number of registered participants and committed sponsorships.These milestones and assessments ensure the foundation to host an event on a sound and solid financial basis. These milestones and a number of assessments are evaluated on a regular basis according to the presented schedule.These evaluations may result in actions and measures to be taken which have financial impact.The outcome of these evaluations and also the suggested actions will be communicated with the FGG. 7. budget and financial management Date Milestone Achieved Actions 30 June 2013 Target amount of Corporate sponsorships committed Enhanced acquisition if nescessary 30 June 2013 Target amount of Governmental support committed Enhanced acquisition if nescessary 30 July 2013 Acquisition of mandate to organize the Gay Games X - Proceed with organization - Stop organization, inform related parties and thank everyone for their commitment and support 12/31/14 Measurement of registration anticipated participants Intensify promotional activity 12/31/14 Overall assesment of budgetted vs. reasized income and expense 12/31/15 Overall assesment of budgetted vs. reasized income and expense 12/31/16 Overall assesment of budgetted vs. reasized income and expense 12/31/17 Overall assesment of budgetted vs. reasized income and expense 6/30/15 Measurement of registration anticipated participants 12/31/15 Measurement of registration anticipated participants Intensify promotional activity 6/30/16 Measurement of registration anticipated participants - Intensify promotional activity - Start additional promotional dis- counts on registration fees 12/31/17 Measurement of registration anticipated participants - Intensify promotional activity - Start additional promotional dis- counts on registration fees 12/31/18
    • 181 amsterdam 2018 Basis of preparation of worst Case and Best Case Budget For the worst case scenario, we expect only 8.000 participants instead of 12.000; a decrease of 33%. As a result, we will take measures to cut on expenses resulting in a more modest program for the Opening- and Closing Ceremony. In addition the village will be more basic. Other items subject to expense cuts are accounting, insurance and legal expenses, salary expenses and expenses for volunteers. Expense decreases range from 50% on the Closing Ceremony to 13% on Volunteers. For the best case scenario, we expect 15.000 participants; the number Amsterdam received in 1998. More participants will result in increased revenues from participants and it is likely that more participants have a positive effect on Corporate sponsorships. To handle the increased number of participants, we understand that hosting an Open- and Closing Ceremony may require additional budget, staff has more responsibilities expressed in higher salaries, more volunteers might be needed and Insurance legal and accounting fees are also susceptible to higher rates. Budgeted expense increases range from 40% for the Opening Ceremony to 17% for salary expenses. 7. budget and financial management Revenue Initial Worst Case Best Case Fundraising - Corporate (participants) 1,711,500 1,711,500 2,011,500 Fundraising - Other 232,766 232,766 232,766 Governmental (in kind) 835,212 835,212 835,212 Licenses/Media Rights/Merchandise 205,380 205,380 205,380 Registration 3,402,517 2,268,436 4,253,132 Entry Fees 47,443 47,443 47,443 Opening Ceremonies 54,768 54,768 54,768 Closing Ceremonies - - - Other Revenue 246,456 246,456 246,456 TOTALREVENUE 6,736,042 5,601,961 7,886,657 Expenses Staffing/Administration 1,092,622 883,134 1,247,067 Insurance/Legal/Accounting 772,229 617,783 919,520 Marketing 705,138 705,138 705,138 Fundraising 68,460 68,460 68,460 Opening Ceremonies 889,980 564,980 1,239,980 Closing Ceremonies 284,109 142,109 334,109 FestivalVillage/Special Events 171,150 119,150 221,150 Sports and Cultural Events - - - Venues 494,281 494,281 494,281 Officials 141,370 113,096 183,781 Sport Administrators/3rd Party Contractors 288,217 259,395 374,682 Sports and Cultural EventTotal 923,868 866,772 1,052,744 Volunteers 410,760 342,300 547,680 Expenses Subtotal 5,318,315 4,309,826 6,335,849 FGG Fee 550,000 550,000 550,000 Expense including FGG fee 5,868,315 4,859,826 6,885,849 Net Income Before Contingency 867,726 742,134 1,000,809 10% Contingency Expense 531,832 430,983 633,585 Operating Income 335,895 311,152 367,224 5.25% 5.88% 4.88%
    • 8. Marketing and outreach plans
    • amsterdam 2018 183 After hosting GGV (1998), Amsterdam again aims to organize the Gay Games.This time in 2018.What was new in 1998 is now almost ancient history, in twenty years times the world has changed significantly.While in 1998 internet was still for the early adaptors, in 2018 we would probably haveWIFI all over the city and 95% of the people will own a smart phone, a tablet device, or even a some device we now not even know it will see the light of day. Innovation of new products that we use in daily life and that we use to empower our experiences will grow.The experience of being at the Gay Games might not change, but how you experience this, definately will. We aim to offer the Amsterdam experience to all – Amsterdam will inspire athletes, spectators, visitors and all others who have an interest in the event. No matter who you are, where you are from, what colour your skin is, everyone is welcome to enjoy the unique experience of Gay Games X. To achieve this experience for everyone, a strategic marketing plan needs to be developed in the upcoming years. Because it is difficult to plan everything toward 2018 in the next 5 years, this plan will be yearly reviewed, being adopted if circumstances demand it and being developed into a yearly operational plan. 60-70% of the marketing budget will used for digital marketing, because we think in 2018 everyone ill be online and with new technologies, everyone can be reached easily at their own device in their own time and at a time that suits them. Objectives In order to host a successful event we need to define objectives to measure our success. Creating awareness of the Gay Games X throughout the world to invite 12,000 participants, spectators and visitors to Gay Games X in Amsterdam is the prime objective.The majority of participants and visitors will come from these ‘focus markets’: USA, Australia, UK, Germany, 8.1 Marketing plan
    • amsterdam 2018 184 France and the Netherlands. Besides this, we wish to increase the female participation to 45%, increase the number of participants with a disability and increase the number of participants in the age group up to 30 years to 25% (please see the outreach plan for more details). We know this is an ambitious plan and therefor we present this high-level marketing plan a brief view of our innovative plans. Target audience The Gay Games X will attract many athletes, visitors and spectors and generate media attention. Our target audience : LGBT athletes, community on local, on a national and worldwide level Athletes on local and national level (Cultural) organizations on local and national level Press and media General public We will target the audience with a mix of digital and offline tactics, based on data, previous experiences and budget. Data We will cooperate with the FGG and use the registration system to require available data. Current data will be used for analysis and crm-activities.We want to reach as many previous and potential participants as possible. Data will be segmented and e-mail addresses can be used for e-mail campaigns 8.1 marketing plan Campaigns Throughout the 4 year cycle we develop different campaigns focusing on either awareness, getting engaged & involved or be a participant. Each campaign will have its own communication strategy and objective. Either to inform the audience about new features of Gay Games X, to register as soon as possible or even to win a free entrance ticket. Digital Strategy A detailed online marketing strategy will be developed after awarding the Gay Games X to the city of Amsterdam.The following tactics will be implemented: website, with social newsroom emailmarketing; use of the FGG database/sportingpulse registration database for (informative) campaigning purposes display advertising Google adwords campaign; generate awareness and lead generation social media marketing; use of twitter, facebook, youtube and so on affiliate marketing online media partners
    • amsterdam 2018 185 Depending of the objective, budget and target audience, a mix of the above will be used in combination with with on site promotion at events Ambassadors Site promotion visits will have a key role for what we call the “ambassadors”: local representatives, based in the key markets and beyond.They have knowledge of the local/regional activities, platforms and networks where they will promote Gay Games X. The ambassadors will also play a large part in the offline promotion in their home country. Besides local ambassadors, Gay Games X has also its own “vip”ambassador team, excisting of well known people from sports, businesses and culture & other industries.Together with a promo team they will represent Gay Games X on various occasions. Example tasks of local representatives could be: Promote and represent Gay Games X in their own country at tournament and any other relevant event Be part of the Gay Games X community management on local and regional level. Participate on Social Media (twitter/facebook/online for a etc) in their own language Distribute materials in their country and network With a broad network, all participants can communicate in their own language if there should be any questions concerning registration, participation or any other matters that involve Gay Games X.With this network we will have coverage in all major countries all over the world. 8.1 marketing plan Events In the upcoming 4 year cycle, many (gay) relevant (sport) events from Out/ EuroGames to the yearly gayprides will take place and offer Gay Games X the opportunity to promote Gay Games X during those events. Depending on local based representatives, budgetary reasons and promotional possibilities a local Gay Games X promoteam will be present at these events. Worldwide Events: GG9 2014 &WorldOutGames 2017 Continental events: Asia PasificOutgames 2014, North American outGames 2014, euroGames 2015, euroGames 2016 World Championships LGBT: eg. IGLFA Football Championships Major Multisport tournaments in Europe and rest of the world Other events like: Pride House, Dinah Shore, L-Beach and GayPrides Website The current website will be developed further, it will be redesigned and it will be based on the latest technologies to be ready for the next era. The site will be the most important tool for communication. Participants will find practical info, registration options, news feeds and all the latest news.While the information need is different when we get closer to Gay Games X (and also during the Games) the site will be adapted to this new situation. E.g. during Gay Games X you can follow your favorite athlete live, check scores or find other relevant info.We distinguish 3 stages: bidding, execution and XPhase.
    • amsterdam 2018 187 Bidding stage. From now until end of 2013. Website is informative with content about the bidding procedure and the process towards the end of 2013. Execution stage From beginning 2014 till approximately end of 2017. Website is informative with content of the city, sports, events etc. It is possible to register, receive updates and share your own content. Also the social newsroom will be implemented – where pictures, logos, boilerplate and all other relevant info will be available for PR companies and press. Gay Games Xphase Beginning 2018 – end of the Gay Games X. Besides the website being informative it will also contain all relevant practical info, the latest news, scores, party information and news on other events. Social media is fully integrated here, whereby people can follow their favorite athletes from the comfort of their own home. Live streaming of all events will be implemented, so nobody has to miss a thing. PR en Press On a regular basis Gay Games X will send out press releases to inform all media (online, blogs, local, national, worldwide etc), stakeholders and other relevant organizations (like embassies) to inform them of the progress of Gay Games X, milestones or other important updates.The press list is web based and will be updated frequently.Towards 2018 press releases will be sent out more frequently. All press releases will be available in the social newsroom, on the website. 8.1 marketing plan Partners Gay Games X is an organization based on networking, working together closely with third parties. Besides the Gay Games Partner Progam, we will work together with the various LGBT (media) partners locally, nationally and on a global scale. Some have great experience like the Gay Group and Mate Media in the Netherlands and their global connections. Or with organizations and communities that target specific groups. E.g. partners who have an extended network in the lesbian community.To combine all these experiences and knowledge, Gay Games X could efficiently work with all their partners to achieve its goals.
    • amsterdam 2018 188 Gay Games X will focus on three main groups that we want to reach with an particular interest. Ambassadors of each of these groups will represent Gay Games X in various marketing campaigns to create awareness and to get people involved in the Games. Youth We believe it is important to pass on the spirit of the Gay Games to a new generation.Therefore it is a major goal to attract young participants to Gay Games X in Amsterdam. Our program is to build around existing summer events that are very popular among younger people (3.7).With a specific focus on participants under 25 in our scholarship program, we will guarantee a large turn out of young people to keep the spirit of the Gay Games alive. Women The interest and participation of women during some of the last Gay Games is falling behind compared to their male counterparts. On an average base, only 35% on 8.2 Outreach Plan participants is woman.We aim to get that figure up.To reach that goal, a special women’s program will be developed to inspire and engage women in the Gay Games X. E.g. special promotional outings dedicated to women. An ambassador’s team with well- known ‘out’women will be used during the campaign to get women involved. During Gay Games X, women will have their own village within the CelebrationVillage. Physically challenged At Gay Games X, people of all ages, gender and abilities should be able to attend.We will keep our programs open to everyone who wants to participate. Most of our venues are accessible for people in wheelchairs. And above all: if possible in any way, the sports tournaments will be accessible for people with a disability. A special coordinator will join our organization to facilitate this as much as possible.We encourage physically challenged people to participate in Gay Games X.
    • amsterdam 2018 189 Marketing in other languages Main language of all marketing & communications effort will be in English. However we will make the use of our GayGames ambassadors program for local support and activities. Onrequest materials can be provided in local languages. Key markets are English, German, French, Dutch and Spanish language based countries.The GGX website will be offered in at least 2 languages, Dutch for local promotion and English for the general public. Gay Games Partner Program We will do our utmost best to deliver a distinct program where all involved organizations will benefit from.The usage of the strengths and community support of the potential partners will benefit the GGX and their partners. A special coordinator in the marketing department will coordinate this program, with e.g. dedicated marketing campaigns to create awareness for both parties involved. Current partners of the FGG are a great source, but next to that local and national organizations needs to get involved to spread the word of the FGG and GGX. 2-3 years before the start of the GGX we need to localize all interesting partners and get them involved. In the meantime partners program will be developed and in the year before the games, continuing towards the GGX, the execution of the program will take place. 8.3 & 8.4 Marketing in other languages & gay games partner program
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    • amsterdam 2018 9. Information system plans
    • amsterdam 2018 192 To create an open and expandable IT solution, we have chosen for a cloud-based SAAS service. Our preference lies with Google Drive or Google Apps for business. A solution like this is able to grow with the organization and allows easy collaboration with all other parties involved, worldwide. By using one of the aforementioned services, the investments will be minimal and all documents will be available on mobile devices as well. We will connect our systems to Sporting Pulse (the registration system used by the FGG).This way, up-to-date information on all participants will be available within our own systems. For event scheduling, operations, accreditation and results, we will work together with our partner NextGear. NextGear has developed similar systems for ProGay, the organizer of the Amsterdam Gay Pride, in the recent past.This way, the investments will also be limited. For volunteer management, we will use a combination of open source systems, which we can connect to our own systems.To keep track of the volunteer’s agendas, we will most likely use Google Calendar. A wireless network will also be set up to manage multiple laptops and software. Software used for the CSF and Gay Games X will be standardized for each user.The implementation of this network will be outsourced. All the personnel, including IT freelancers, volunteers and editors, will be part of Gay Games X management. Press/website The publicly accessible website, as well as the part available exclusively for press relations, will be provided with a Content Management System, to allow (voluntary) administra- tors to easily add news reports and results. Existing e-mail solutions will be used to provide the press and other stakeholders with the latest information and press releases. During the event We will arrange for freeWiFi hotspots or free accessible 3G/4G networks during the whole event, so all contestants and visitors can keep track of the latest news and share their experiences live with the rest of the world. In order to realize this, we will co-operate with one of the major mobile/internet networks, such asVodafone,T-Mobile or KPN.This internet connection will also open up the possibility of communication throughVoice over IP.With this coverage, the necessary communication possibilities will be available at all important hotspots. Via these networks, we want to provide a live stream of the open- ing and closing ceremonies, as well as of other important sport events.We will also make use of our other websites, applications and potential third parties to promote these broadcasts.This way, people worldwide will be able to follow the event live, adding an entirely new dimension to the Gay Games. App We will develop an application for the main smartphone systems (Android and iOS), which can be downloaded by contestants. After filling out the registration forms, the app will not only show contest- ants where and when they have to compete, but will also give them the opportunity to contact other participants.The application will reassemble a combination of Facebook and Grindr, making sure everyone will gain nice contacts before, during and after the Gay Games.The expertise for creating an app like this will be supplied by partners Gay Group and NextGear. 9. Information system plans
    • amsterdam 2018 193 Queries and knowledge management All queries from: the FGG and its committees international governing bodies potential and registered participants the media will be recorded in a webbased issue-tracking-system like Cerberus or Freshdesk so the organization can reply an maintain records of mails, phone calls and (scanned) letters. Amsterdam Games’IT partner has implemented these systems before and has extensive knowledge in this area.This system will be accessible for all stakeholders and thus also becomes a knowledge base. Project Management Our network includes project managers with a broad experience (Accenture, Microsoft) in both cross cultural and cross border projects. They’re experienced with the Prince2 methodology. Besides we have an expert who also is lecturer Introduction to (Prince 2 based) Project Management at Nyenrode New Business School. 9. INFORMATION SYSTEMS PLANS
    • amsterdam 2018 10. Ceremony and ticket sales
    • amsterdam 2018 196 The opening and closing are en- trance fee events.The ceremonies are open to everyone.To generate extra income, 2 areas of the plaza will be made available for tickets with extra services. Reserved area – are near the stages with a good view. Area is restricted to ticketholders only, who benefit from own entry and late entry possibility and still have a good view of the show. A part of the revenues from the sale of these seats will go to charity. VIP area – designed for all who want to have an exceptional evening with the best view of the venue, including drinks and snacks. Afterwards there is a possibility to meet the lead of the show and network with otherVIP guests. No separate registration is needed to join the openings ceremony. For people with a disability there is a separate area created where their friends and family can join them. Ticketplan Tickets come on first come first serve base.The Museum plaza is an entrance free area, only for certain areas with specific view and services needs to pay an extra fee. Free tickets, available for all participants who have registered for any event. Ticket free area, for all who want to celebrate with us on the Gay Games X Tickets for reserved areas VIP tickets including hospitality 10. Ceremony and ticket sales Area For who Price Available 1 Free area Friends, family, community, general public free unlimited 2 Participants area All participants who are registered incl. officials etc free unlimited 3 Reserved area Everyone who supports the Gay Games X + partners of E 15 1000 4 VIP area Everyone who supports the Gay Games X + sponsors of From E 50 500
    • amsterdam 2018 11. Sponsor- AND acquisition plan
    • amsterdam 2018 198 11. Sponsor- AND acquisition plan For the Dutch business community the event provides an opportunity to reach a relatively affluent target group as well as a chance to present themselves with an image of social consciousness and concern. The support of the Dutch business community is vital to a successful bid for the Gay Games of 2018. It is the assignment of the Amsterdam Games 2018 Foundation to interest and mobilize enough businesses so that the even can be realized. The initiators are convinced the Gay Games can be held without the use of government support.The event will garner a great economical revenue and spin-off for the city of Amsterdam. By running as a candi- date city to host the Gay Games X is showing once again its ambition to be host to the international gay community. Board of Participants Companies have their own ideas about the most useful ways to support an event like this one. Therefore, the Amsterdam Games 2018 Foundation will actively involve companies in the development and organization of the event, to enable them to maximize their return on investment.The foundation has worked out a plan to invite selected companies to become members of the Council of Participants, which will have a voice in the organizing committee.The Council of Par- ticipants will be actively involved in working out a marketing strategy and in negotiating the licensing agreement with the Federation of Gay Games.The companies that become Participants will have the opportunity to gain exclusivity as a sponsor within the market in which they operate. Amsterdam Games 2018 Foundation aims for a Council of Participants with a maximum of 20 member companies, who together will be able to contribute an amount of E 1,25 million ($1,7 million). Regular Sponsors Companies will also have the option to become regular sponsors, if they choose not to be a member of the Council of Participants. Sponsor- ing packages will be developed for these companies to ensure and regulate visibility during the event. Crowd funding Crowd funding is a way to generate funds within a community identify- ing with the objectives of the pro- posed effort.The LGBT-community is such an identifying community for the Gay Games. A crowd funding program will be launched, specifically in the Nether- lands, which will make the most of the fiscal advantages offered by the Dutch ‘Geefwet’, the law concerning tax deductibility of donations.The Amsterdam Games 2018 Foundation has the fiscal ‘PBO-status’, reflect- ing the general utility of the organi- zation (a charity), which comes with certain fiscal advantages. Donations are tax deductible (conditional and limited) and the foundation receiv- ing the money is exempt from paying donation tax.This fiscal advantage is available to individuals (through income tax) and to companies (cor- porate income tax). For individuals to be able to deduct a single donation to a charity from their income tax, there is a thresh- old of 1% of their income, with a minimum gift of E 60. Structural support, consisting of 5 yearly dona- tions recorded in a notarial deed, qualifies for complete (100%) de- ductibility.The Amsterdam Games 2018 Foundation will point out these fiscal options in its crowd funding program. Individuals will be made aware of the possibility of becom- ing a structural contributor and the foundation will facilitate in drawing up the necessary notarial deeds, stating the commitment to giving yearly donations to the Amsterdam Games 2018, which will then be com- pletely deductible from income tax. Individuals who also donate to other charities will be told about the 1% income threshold (1% of total income and other tax deduc- tions).They will be made aware that if their other donations reach this threshold, the donations they make to the Amsterdam Games 2018 will be 100% tax deductible. During the Games, the contributors will enjoy a VIP-treatment.
    • amsterdam 2018 12.Volunteer recruitment, training and management plan
    • amsterdam 2018 201 Recruitment, training and management of volunteers is handled by an outstanding partner: Workplace Pride – the leading workplace-focused international LGBT organization in Europe. Our goal is to make LGBT people visible, accepted and valued in workplaces at all levels in organizations and for them to lead the way for others in society. Workplace Pride does this by hosting a number of content-related and social events throughout the year, conducting research and engaging with employers from all sectors (public and private) and all levels (from CEO to the production floor). As work is a fundamental part of all of our lives, including LGBT people, Workplace Pride feels that their support of the Gay Games X will give a very inclusive message to all those concerned. Indeed their members are large organizations (see attached logo overview) who, through Workplace Pride, would make a significant contribution towards the acceptance of LGBT in the context of the Gay Games. This could include not only potential financial sponsorship of events, but also through in-kind services and most importantly, volunteers. Literally thousands of LGBT individuals work at our member organizations and we would be thrilled to help mobilize them for the Gay Games X, should they come to Amsterdam. Workplace Pride is no stranger to the power of large LGBT events, having participated in some form in a number of them. We also understand the message that a successful, open and well-publicized international event can have in those areas of the world where LGBT emancipation still has a long way to go. Few of us who were lucky enough to attend the 1998 Gay Games in Amsterdam cannot forget what a memorable event it was and the positive effect it had on so many people! 12. Volunteer recruitment, training and management plan
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    • amsterdam 2018 203 Amsterdam Games 2018 Foundation will coordinate the organization of the Gay Games 2018.The initiators choose to set up a new legal entity, functioning as a network organiza- tion.This means that for the differ- ent parts of the event, experienced organizations will be mobilized: For the different sports tourna- ments, the gay sports associations are involved. The opening & closing ceremony as well as the setup of the gay games village will be executed by Xsaga B. The cultural program will be organized by ProGay. The human rights program will be organized by the Amsterdam Research Center for Gender and Sexuality of the University of Amsterdam. Recruitment of volunteers will be done byWorkplace Pride. The ict support and registration will be managed by Next Gear BV. The finances will be supervised by a trustee service provider. This means that for the manage- ment of the organization, emphasis is put on coordination and financial control.The various events will be executed by above mentioned or- ganizations.The board will function as supervisor of the management team, staffed with experienced pro- fessionals.The management team will consist of 6 members: General director, who will coordinate the cooperation with the Federation of Gay Games and will take the responsibility to inform the board and taken care of the decisions.The director will be employed per 2015 halftime, per 2016 fulltime. Coordinator sports program, who will coordinate the organization of the different tournaments with the existing sports associations.  The sports coordinator will be employed per 2016 halftime, per 2017 fulltime. Manager PR, marketing, communi- cation and press. Public relations will play an important role where numerous volunteers will be involved.The Manager PR willcoor- dinate and manage the marketing and communication plan and volunteers involved.The Manager PR will be employed halftime per 2016 and fulltime per 2017. Financial controller/IT, supported by a trustee service provider and Next Gear BV.The financial controller will be employed part-time (0,2) per 2014, halftime per 2016 and fulltime per 2017. Sponsor manager, responsible for raising funds and sponsoring. Important task is to coordinate the main sponsors, organized in the counsel of participants.The sponsor manager will be employed per 2014 halftime. Manager volunteers, who will execute the volunteers management process and training program, in coordination and cooperation with Workplace Pride.The manager volunteers will be employed halftime per 2017, fulltime per 2018. We are convinced that with a team of 6 professionals, supervised by the board with great experience, network and skills, the organization is able to coordinate the coopera- tion with professional partners and numerous volunteers. 13. Board and staff recruiting, training and management plan
    • amsterdam 2018 14. Scholarship Program
    • amsterdam 2018 206 There’s a good reason why the motto of Gay Games X in Amsterdam will be “a celebration for everyone”.The Scholarship Program has been set up by Amsterdam to ensure that the event will be truly open for everyone. A major goal is also attract young participants to Gay Games X in Amsterdam.This way, the spirit of the Gay Games can be passed on to a new generation.This is why the Amsterdam Games 2018 Foundation views the offering of schol- arships a centrepiece of its proposition. The Netherlands has an open social system; education, sports and culture are subsidized by the government, which makes them affordable for all layers of society.This open and inviting culture has formed the basis of the Scholarship Program. A separate Scholarship Committee will be set up to take charge of the management of the program, of course in close collaboration with the FGG Scholarship and Membership committees. For the structure of the Scholarship Programme, the Committee will draw from the experience of the Scholarship Program of the University of Amsterdam.The chairman of the Scholarship Committee will be a representative of the University of Amsterdam. The Scholarship Program is comprised of the following parts: Free registration for everyone under 25 years and additional 200 free registration for participants under 30 years. Free dorm housing accommodation for our sholarship recipients. In close cooperation with the University of Amsterdam, the superb student facilities in Amsterdam will all be made available for scholarship recipients 14. Scholarship Program In co-operation with Air France-KLM an Airlines Miles Bank will be estab- lished, where donors with excess frequent flyer miles can make tax-deducti- ble mileage contributions.Via the Airlines Miles Bank we expect to be able to minimise travel costs for the scholarship recipients. A daily allowance for the period of the Gay Games. Free entrance to the Amsterdam museums all concentrated on the Museum Plaza, the heart of the Gay Games X in Amsterdam. Part of the Scholarship Progam will be to assist with visas and help find recipients of the Scholarship Program their way around in Amsterdam. An e-buddy system which connects students of the University of Amster- dam with scholarship recipients. The Amsterdam Games 2018 Foundation recognizes that Scholarship is an appealing fundraising mechanism especiallly because of our specific focus on the age group 18 to 30 years.We are confident that with focussing on young people Gay Games X will be a vibrant and youthful event.
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    • FINALLY… Amsterdam offers personal freedom for all. We are a network organization with perfect partners. All great venues are relatively close to each other and the city centre. The Museum Plaza will be the core of Gay Games X. Amsterdam uses a realistic budget, right from the start.
    • amsterdam 2018 223 CREDITS Editors Diana van den Born Edwin Reinerie Frederik Schutte Frederik van den Bosch Hein vanWoensel Hendrik Jan Biemond Neco Dusseldorp TamaraTien Petra Luiken Carina Benninga JenskeVos Joyce Sijbrandy Katinka Groothuis Kirsten van Doorn Erwin Brakels Albert Meijer Eelco Brouwer ThaloenVerweij R.J. Busscher AlainVasbinder Pieter Douw Wessel van Kamper Sport editors AnneliesWillemse C deVries Cees vanVeenendaal DavidWegner Dirk Bout Erik Schoonhoven Graham Rhind HansVos Hein Jan Lapidaire HeymenWesterveld Hugo Paap Jan Buurkes JanWillem van derWal JeroenTan Kees van der Heiden Klaas Zijlstra Leon Pijls Lia van derVelden MariusWeiland Marleen Keijlard Martijn van Breukelen PieterTol Roald Stolk Sicco den Hollander Sonja Daalhuizen Tigran Spaan Tonnie van Grinsven Vanessa deWeger Design Edwin Hanssen (art-director) RobbertWagtelenberg (art-director) Melissa van Houten Jøran van Liempt Abdel Nassiri Zoë Reeve Erwin Rietveld Thank you!
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