The 2014 Gay Games are to be held in the city of Cleveland, Ohio (USA) from August 9 to 16th.
It is estimated that 30,000 visitors from around the world will converge on Cleveland to compete and celebrate under the gay rainbow flag.
The Games are open to athletes regardless of sexual orientation, ethnicity or ability. Medals are awarded in more than 35 sports. The Gay Games also includes a line-up of related cultural events.
Actual competitors may number around 11,000. The games started in San Francisco in 1982 and occur every four years.
United Airlines will be the exclusive sponsor of the Cleveland Games. It is located nearby in Chicago, Illinois. United has eight domestic hubs at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, from which United and United Express operate 200 daily flights to more than 65 destinations in the U.S., Canada and Latin America. United has the most daily flights of any carrier operating at Cleveland Hopkins.