Join us in Paris in 2018!
1. Gay Games X
in 2018 will be in the beautiful city of Paris, with the freestyle wrestling and no-gi grappling tournaments occuring
August 5 through 7.
| Abram 'Alex' Ostrovskiy, 1932-2016
WWB Hall of Merit member Abram 'Alex' Ostrovskiy, an internationally noted CCCP competitor, coach, and official,
who during the 2002 Gay Games
in Sydney officiated and coached Golden Gate WC, died in his sleep in mid-April 2016. Our condolences to his
family and all whose lives he blessed. You can read more here.
Know your history
Do you know when Wrestlers WithOut Borders
was founded — or why? Do you know who were the LGBT pioneers who brought wrestling to the Gay Games?
The answers are in WWB's publication, "Pride on the Mat." You can read it
2. Wrestling is the only sport to be
officially sanctioned in every Gay Games since 1982 by UWW/FILA. WWB member club Paris-Lutte will be the host
for the 2018 quadrennial tournament. Opening day clinics will be followed by tournament events in freestyle and no-gi grappling.
3. Registration is expected to open
in May 2016 with a special Early Bird Discount. The special early registration fee is expected to be available
online from May 13-31 2016; after that, fees will go up on a regular basis throughout the rest of the
4. WWB will periodically make available to registrants the registration#s by weight class and age so that they can plan for their
personal best competition slot.
5. WWB will scope out and make recommendations for the best inexpensive and convenient accomodations in Paris
so the wrestlers can have the greatest team experience.
For information on the event, visit the
Paris Gay Games X website. (click here)