SYDNEY will host the next gay rugby World Cup after successfully winning the bid to bring the tournament down under.
Founded in 2002 to highlight the problem of homophobia in sport, the Bingham Cup is one of the world’s largest non-professional rugby tournaments will be the largest sporting event to be held in Sydney since the 2002 Gay Games.
Sydney will be the seventh city to play host to the Cup ion 2014.
Bingham 2014 Sydney Bid Committee President Andrew Purchas said the tournament was introduced to curb the bullying and slurs directed to homosexuals in sport.
“The tournament will shine a national spotlight on homophobia in sport, which is still endemic to many of our country’s sporting fields and experienced by young gay athletes,” he said.
“Terms such as gay fag and homo if used to insult, have no place on the sports field, in the play ground, or the work place.’
by The Punjapit Alliance