Janus Queer Games EN

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All Gender Multisport & Culture Event

The Janus Queer Games are the all-gender multisport & cultural event in Cologne, organized by the queer sports club SC Janus e. V.

This year’s event is aimed at all sports enthusiasts in the disciplines of volleyball, badminton, martial arts, running, soccer and athletics.

Become part of the Janus Queer Games and actively campaign for acceptance, diversity and visibility in sport.

Whether as an athlete, as a volunteer, e.g. at check-in, among the fans in the stands or among the dancers at our after-party:

The main thing is that you are there.

EN Date 16 bis 18 August 2024

Welcome to the world of the Janus Queer Games, where the diversity of sports is only exceeded by the diversity of people.

At the heart of sports lies our enthusiasm for exciting encounters, our love of the game and our vision of a world in which prejudices are overcome through the common language of sport.

Our tournament is more than just a competition – it is a place of encounter, a space where joy and shared experience fill every moment.

Thanks to the dedication of our volunteer members, this event will be a shining highlight of sporting passion and togetherness for the second time.

We want to help everyone find their place in sport, regardless of their origin and social status, physical abilities, age, gender or sexual identity.

Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sport can create hope where once there was only despair.

— Nelson Mandela







EN weiß Date 16 bis 18 August 2024

Friday | 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Reception and registration

For registration we welcome you to the epicenter of the Cologne scene in Schaafenstraße at the well-known pub Ex-Corner.

Your first two drinks are on us! You can also look forward to a lively stage program with a special act.

Saturday | Competition day

Competitions in volleyball, badminton, soccer, martial arts, athletics and running. The respective times can be found on the subpages.

Saturday | Start 10:00 pm | Party

With Rajko (The Shize & I love Engtanz)

Sunday | Start 11:00 a.m. | Bitchy Bingo Brunch by iq digital

With Pam Pengco and great prizes!

With the kind support of:

Logo iq digital





*Details of the meeting points can be found
the subpages of the sports!

PARTY On White

For all tournament participants and friends: Are you ready to take the game to another level? Celebrate the highlights of the sport at our exclusive Janus Queer Games Party at Bollwerk! There will be the finest music from DJ Rajko Majstorovic.

Where: Bollwerk
Address: Hohenzollernring 89-93 | 50672 Cologne
Start: 10:00 pm

Discounted tickets can be booked at the registration desk.

Box office: 18,00 Euro per ticket.

brunch on

For all tournament participants and friends: You are also invited to our Bingo Brunch with Pam Pengco.

With the kind support of iq digital.

Where: Kaffeesaurus
Address: Friesenplatz 15, 50672 Cologne
Start: 11:00 am

Tickets can be booked online.

No on-site tickets!

What is a competition with fans and spectators cheering on their favorite team? Exactly:

Loud, colorful and atmospheric.

So grab your pompoms, make your way to one of our competition venues and become part of this event. Oh yes… we haven’t told you the best part yet: Entry is free!

The party on Saturday is also open to everyone, tickets can be purchased via the registration form. The brunch on Sunday is also open to everyone.


Organising such a huge event is not possible for a non-profit association and with exclusively volunteer organisers without support – that’s why we appreciate every helping hand and every donation, no matter how small or large.


Become a Volunqueer: Volunteering at the Janus Queer Games

Volunteering is one of the main pillars of the Janus Queer Games, making our all-gender multisport & cultural event a success. Dozens of volunteers do their part to make this festival an unforgettable experience. Perhaps you would also like to become part of our team?

Many of our volunteers have been passionate about SC Janus for years, which has created a family-like bond. As a thank you for your commitment, you will receive a goodie from us as well as catering during your service. A lot of fun and a warm invitation to a thank-you party for our volunteers round off the whole thing.

We can use your support in many different areas. Be it with accreditation for the opening, catering for our athletes during the competition day, packing goodie bags in the run-up to the event or setting up and dismantling the sports equipment. There are a few other small tasks for which we need you.

The board of SC Janus e.V. and the organizing team are very proud of the great volunteer team of the Janus Queer Games. A big colorful thank you for your help!

You will soon be able to register as a Volunqueer here.


SC Janus Crowdfunding

Building on the values of sport such as fair play and team spirit, we would also like to promote democratic values such as respect, responsibility and tolerance with public relations work around the Janus Queer Games.

Join us and campaign for more tolerance, visibility and acceptance.


SC Janus Outreach Program

The outreach program supports economically disadvantaged people who do not have the financial means to participate. We want to make access to our sporting event possible for all LGBTIQA+ athletes.

Contact form

Do you have any questions about the tournament or a sport?

Then write to us using the contact form and we will get back to you.