SCMP: “Gay Games 2018: Hongkongers head to Paris hoping tournament will galvanise city to back LGBT community when it comes East”

The Gay Games starts on August 4 in Paris, and as troops of Hongkongers head to Europe to compete, they cannot help but look ahead to 2022 when Hong Kong hosts the tournament.

“Hopefully it will galvanise the whole community, the public and the government,” said Tim Coldman, who is competing in Paris at the 5 kilometre, 10km and half-marathon.

“Sport is a great equaliser,” he said. “It breaks down barriers. So we want a lot of support for it.”

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