5 Apr 2024

First day of Rainbow Games kicks off in Auckland

From Checkpoint, 5:45 pm on 5 April 2024

The clash of roller skates echoed through the Trust Arena in West Auckland today at the first day of the Rainbow Games.

Twelve sporting events will take place across Auckland from today until Sunday, focused on creating a welcoming space for queer people in sport.

Over 600 people from 21 countries are taking part - including both seasoned athletes and people trying something new for the first time.

Maia Ingoe was there.