With the support of city officials, a Washington DC group is submitting a bid to host the 2014 Gay Games.
“We’re going to submit a great bid,” said Brent Minor, co-chair of the Bid Committee for the Metropolitan Washington Gaymes, the organization coordinating the city’s effort to host the 2014 games. “We are not taking anything for granted.” Vince Micone, president of the Metropolitan Washington Gaymes and the bid committee’s other co-chair, predicted that D.C. would beat Boston, Cleveland and Miami because of its long track record of hosting large athletic and political events, including the Jan. 20 inauguration of President Barack Obama.
Gay Games officials will start visiting the bidding cities late this summer to evaluate their facilities. Cologne, Germany hosts the games in 2010.