The wait is finally over! The VIII Gay Games have begun in Cologne, Germany. It’s one of the world’s largest amateur athletic events and allows people from all walks of life to compete. It’s the brainchild of Dr. Tom Waddell, a 1968 Olympics decathlon competitor. He wanted to create a place where all LGBT athletes could show their equality to the world through their skills and competitive spirit, and hopefully promote a better understanding through sport.