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Ben Hu, foreground, in competition at Chicago's Gay Games VII. Photo: Long Wu

The Final Score
Sports Complex: 1996-2006

The Wave
Tsunami swimmers at the Games

Climb Every Mountain
Exploring the Wilderness


Esera Tuaolo sings "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" with the Whoah Nellies at the GLBT Historical Society's annual gala Sept. 28. Photo: Bill Wilson

Gala Goal
Historical Society's Sporty Benefit

Triangle Martial Artists
Excel in Chicago:
Host Self-Defense Seminars

49ers Form Advisory Panel
Helen Carroll, Gay Leaders Included


Rockdogs gold medal team at Chicago's Gay Games VII. Photo: Clinton Walker

Shirts & Skins
High School Water Polo Team Suspended
Local events

Castro Rockdogs Win Gold at Gay Games VII

Way Cool
Olympic, Gay Games, Outgames
Skaters in 'One Hit Wonder'

Keep Cool
Bay Area Figure Skaters at Gay Games VII

Stepping out: Veronica Combs, left, and Zoe Balfour in their gold medal dance at Gay Games VII. Photo: Courtesy Trip the Light Fantastic

Dancing With the Stars
Oakland's Ballroom Gay Games Champs

Inside Track
Record SF Wins Despite Problematic Meet

Out of Synch
Team Barred from World Masters at Stanford

SF Fog Expands
Women's Team Forms: Rugby 101 Class

All About Yves: Outgames a Go

Tsunami Tsynchro's talent pool. (Photo: Ralph Wolf)

Synchronized Swimming's First Gay Games

Atlas Shrugs
Bay Area Powerlifters Prepare for Gay Games VII

Spikes Peak
Soccer Team off to Chicago

Dance Fever
Dancesport's New Edition


Ocean's 8: Bay Area triathletes at Aquatic Park. (Photo: Jim Provenzano)

Tri Hard
Triathletes Run, Bike, Swim

Get your Kicks
Triangle TaeKwonDo Club

Quaking the Ice
Earthquakes Ice Hockey to Defend Gold in Chicago


Seven athletes heading to Chicago at Kezar Stadium in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, where the opening and closing ceremonies for Gay Games I and Gay Games II were held. (photo: Rick Gerharter)

Gay Games Past & Present
Special Pride issue pre-Gay Games articles:

The Life Aquatic - Tsunami Swimming

Setting Goals - Tsunami Polo

Freewheeling - Cycling

On the Road Again - Mountain Biking / Triathlon

Outfield of Dreams - Softball

Flex Appeal - Physique

The Warrior's Dance - Wrestling

On Track - SF Track & Field


San Francisco Fog's Bryce Eberhart, with ball, in his club's 27-0 victory over the Seattle Quake in pool play at the 2006 Bingham Cup. Photo: Sean Gustilo

Tough Enough
SF Fog and Women in the Bingham Cup

Fifth SF to LA ride raises funds for AIDS

SF Wrestling Tennis, Skating and Softball Tournaments

Berkeley Rink Suit Settled

Got Games?
Chicago Games Changes; QTN DOA?; Rainbow Koi

Polo de Mayo
Tsunami Tourney

Shooting Hoops
Sacramento Basketball

We are the Champions
Chicago Gala Features Bay Area Sports Leaders

100 Champions Photo Gallery
and Article (Windy City Times)


Banned in Berkeley: John Manzon-Santos, left, and Alan Lessik are suing for the right to skate at a local ice rink.

Figure Skaters Forced from Berkeley Rink

Sportstory 3.5
The BAR's 35 years of sports coverage

Track Trek
SF Track team, FrontRunners, Oak Park Welcomes Gay Games

Touchdown Tomes
Three New Football Books

Year of the Dragon
Rainbow Koi Dragon Boat Team

Assemblyman Mark Leno, left, looks on as players in an exhibition game between the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and the Castro Gay men's league leap for the first ball at the January 28 EVRC reopening celebrations. Photo: Jim Provenzano

Pep Squad
Teams SF Gay Games VII Rally; local events

Citius, Altius, Fortius, Fabulous
Gay Games updates; Local Team Events

Homecoming Queens
EVRC opening Games and Honors
Super Bowl Wit

Sports/Community Center to Re-Open

Photo Album
EVRC Opening Ceremonies and Game

Under the Mithras-toe
Who's Been Naughty and Nice


Volleyball New Orleans player Kevin Wiemken, front, with fellow teammates. Photo: Courtesy Volleyball New Orleans.


Starting Over
New Orleans Sports Groups Rebuild

Diving Out
Scuba Groups go Deep

Hey, Jude
Martial Arts fundraiser, Gay Games participants


World Clique
Martial Arts, Mauresmo, Marquette and more

Face to Face
49ers Gay Fan Night; Gay Games VIII in Cologne



Great Pumpkin Match
Spikes Sweep Soccer Tournament

Power Play
Who Decides Where Athletes Compete?

Sporn Free
Athletic Nudity Controversies


October Fetes
SF Track & Field and Events

Tackling Homophobia
Esera Tuaolo Sings Out and Proud

A Word From Our Sponsors
Boycotts Can Go Both Ways

Revising the Playbook
Groups That Educate and Litigate

Training Days
Re-Working Working Out

Bay Area Athletes Journeys and Victories

Rudy Galindo and other figure skaters

Fire and Ice 2005
Photos by Reaction Photography

Sweat Equity
Women's Surf Fest and Other Local Events

Our Pioneers
Gay Games Veterans at SF Public Library Panel



Flag Football

Pridathlon '03

Softball 2002

Triangle TaeKwon Do

Rainbow Divers

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