The city of València was declared a finalist on Monday, together with Guadalajara (Mexico) and Munich, for the XII Gay Games 2026, according to an announcement by the mayor, Joan Ribó, who expressed the council’s satisfaction with this decision.

Ribó, through statements made by the council, has showed his satisfaction for 3 reasons. The first is because, according to the mayor, “this will push us to prepare for these games properly because we want them to be successful and to be in València”.

Secondly, “because it is clear that València is a city that is increasingly more committed to the world of sports. And, thirdly, because it is also clear that València is a tolerant city, a city where everybody can live and love however they want beyond any prejudices, like there are in many other parts of the world”.

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