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Cleveland Synergy Foundation: 2014 Gay Games’ First Losers

Well that was fun while it lasted: The Cleveland Synergy Foundation, which lobbied to bring the 2014 Gay Games to Cleveland, has officially been cut off by the competition’s governing body.

Of course, you saw this coming, right smartypants?

The details between the Federation of Gay Games’ split with Synergy remain murky, but as with all such undertakings, they usually come down to money. Or lack thereof. Synergy’s job was to prove it had the funding in place to comfortably bring the Gay Games to Cleveland. Any reversal from the Foundation’s original agreement with Synergy suggests something went awry with the dollar count.

Curiously — okay, entertainingly — Synergy sent its own reps to Cologne, where the 2010 Gay Games are underway, “to receive the Federation of Gay Games Flag during the Cologne Gay Games’ closing ceremony.” We’ll see who they hand it off to.