Article Title:Queer athletes pouring into Wellington
Category:Out Games News
Author or Credit:GayNZ.com Daily News staff
Published on:11th March 2011 - 09:48 am
Published by:GayNZ.com
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Story ID:10042
Text:The Wellington Town Hall will be the hub for the Outgames. Athletes from across the globe are beginning to gather in Wellington as the city prepares to host the AsiaPacific Outgames. They include a large contingent of runners, swimmers and soccer and tennis players from Melbourne, who were farewelled at a gathering at a Richmond Hotel. The Sydney Star Observer reports Prahran MP Clem Newton-Brown was on hand to wish athletes good luck for the games. In all, people from 26 countries have registered to compete at the AsiaPacific Outgames, which open tomorrow. The 26 countries that will be represented are: American Samoa, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, Fiji, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Samoa, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Tonga, United Kingdom, USA and Vanuatu. Registrations open at the Wellington Town Hall at midday. GayNZ.com Daily News staff - 11th March 2011
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