Win­nipeg drops out as host of 2020 OutGames

Cape Breton Post - - Canada -

Win­nipeg is drop­ping out as the host city for the 2020 North Amer­i­can Con­ti­nen­tal OutGames as the re­sult of con­tro­versy over this year’s event in Mi­ami.

Pride Win­nipeg pres­i­dent Jonathan Niem­czak, who is also chair­man of the plan­ning com­mit­tee, says they can no longer sup­port the games af­ter most of the Mi­ami events were can­celled just 24 hours be­fore they were set to start. Or­ga­niz­ers be­came the fo­cus of a sub­se­quent fraud in­ves­ti­ga­tion due to an al­leged mis­ap­pro­pri­a­tion of funds. Niem­czak says they were “disappointed” by how the sit­u­a­tion in Flor­ida in late May was han­dled.

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