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Paris to host 2018 Gay Games

/ 05:40 PM October 08, 2013

The Eiffel tower in Paris AFP

PARIS — Paris won the right to host the 2018 Gay Games on Monday erasing memories of their defeat to German city Cologne for the 2010 edition.

Paris saw off rivals London and the Irish city of Limerick for the honor of hosting what started out in 1982 as the Gay Olympics.

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They had to change the name to the Gay Games a few weeks before the inaugural event in 1982 after legal objections by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) over name rights.

The 2014 edition — which is a sporting and cultural event — is being hosted by Cleveland and Akron in the United States.

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