London enters race to host Gay Games
24 July 2013 Last updated at 11:15 BST
London is bidding to host the 2018 Gay Games which expects participants from 70 nations to take part.
A team of inspectors is considering London's bid which is being supported by the government and City Hall.
BBC London sports reporter Sara Orchard spoke to David Killian, from the Federation of Gay Games, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and Alex Davis chair of the London 2018 Gay Games bid.
Pictures courtesy of the Gay Games and Gay Games Chicago 2006.