Wellington, New Zealand will host the second Asia Pacific Outgames, to be held March 12-19 2011. The first Outgames were held in Melbourne last year.
The Gay and Lesbian International Sport Association (GLISA) and organising body Wellington2011 recently signed an official contract.
GLISA president Peter Sagar said he feels the games are in safe hands and the city has the capacity to host the event successfully after a site inspection in November.
There are well-established venues to hold a range of sports they are intending to hold and a new sports complex is being built. Even without that new structure the city should be able to support the games, he told Sydney Star Observer.
There has also been a high level of political support and strong interest from different levels of government.
Sagar is looking forward to the jump across the pond and said the games should have a cosy atmosphere.
Wellington is compact and smaller but that will give a great feeling and energy during the games because of its uniqueness.
Wellington2011 has also been given a $5000 grant from the legacy fund of the first Asia Pacific Outgames as seed money to get the event up and running.

info: For more on the Wellington Outgames visit wellington2011.com

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