It has been confirmed that the eleventh International Drag Queen Olympics will return to Amsterdam once again during this year’s Gay Pride. On Friday the 31st of July the globe’s leading drag queen and king competitors will descend on our fair city to battle it out in the world’s premier sporting event for drag athletes.
Sportswomen and men from afar afield as Brazil, India, Israel, the United Arab Emirates, Greece, the United States, Indonesia, Australia and Friesland have confirmed their appearance, bringing the total countries represented to thirty, a record for the modern games.
As we go to press, the Olympic flame has been spotted entering the country in the vicinity of Maastricht. Due to budget cuts in the flame’s home country, Greece, the flame was this year actually lit in a tank station in neighboring Albania en route to Amsterdam. German authorities tried unsuccessfully to extinguish the flame as it wound its way through Bavaria, just for the heck of it.
Organizer and mother of fifty-five children, Jennifer Hopelezz: “We are proud that the Drag Olympics has returned to its rightful host city once again. Judging by the quality of competitors this year we expect to see many records shattered. But we mustn’t forget that the Drag Olympics are more than just a competition of sporting prowess - hair, nails and make-up are just as important. Beauty, poise and frocks as well as accessories such as jewelry, shoes and handbags will also be something the judges keep a close eye on.”
This year’s events include traditional sports like the 100 meter Stiletto Sprint and the Handbag Toss, along with newly accredited events such as Bitch Volleyball, the Hula Hoop and Twerking. Last year’s Gold Medalist, Ms. Vicki Leaks of Australia, is expected to return to defend her title.
The Games are open to all drag queens and kings, and anyone with heels wanting to take part can join. Registration is possible on the night itself. Make-up and registration start at 17:00 and the Games begin at 19:00. Qualified beauticians will be available at the Games to assist competitors and to be on hand for any cosmetic emergency.