Vancouver, Canada

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On 4 August at B.C. Place Stadium, the third Gay Games became the first to take place outside of the United States. The event also became the first to see Masters world records broken (in swimming). Participants came from 27 countries — about 7,300 athletes competed in 27 sports, and there were about 1,500 cultural participants. At the height of the AIDS crisis, the Gay Games continued to serve as an inspiration and had doubled in size once again.

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(Gay Games III top three results were provided by Metropolitan Vancouver Athletics & Arts Association and published in the book “The Spirit Captured: The Official Photojournal of Celebration ’90 – Gay Games III & Cultural Festival” (For Eyes Press) in 1990. Participants were not identified with city or team; however, some of that information, as well as times, scores or other results, has been added from various contemporary newspaper accounts. The Federation of Gay Games welcomes corrections or additions such as other placements or the names of members in team sports. Please send to