Registration for Gay Games 10, scheduled for Aug. 4-12 in Paris, has surpassed 6,000 participants – and with about 200 days before the Opening Ceremony, it is the highest total at this point for any past Games, and more than 1,500 in comparison to where Chicago (in 2006) and Cologne, Germany (2010) were.
“We are happy to be ahead of our goal,” Manuel Picaud, co-president of Paris 2018, said in an exclusive interview. “We are cautious about the trend for (the) next several weeks. We have a maximum capacity of 15,000 participants, but our budget is based on 12,000 participants. The sooner participants register, the better.”