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Nov 10, 2007 Quickie Link: Anti-Gay Nigeria Loses Out on 2014 Games
By vanrozenheim

(UK) - Glasgow will host the 2014 Commonwealth Games - Scotland's largest city beat a bid from the Nigerian city of Abuja by 47 votes to 24 at a meeting of the Games voting nations in Sri Lanka. Gay activists in Nigeria had questioned whether that country should be allowed to host the Games because of its "systematic persecution of Lesbian and Gay Nigerians." In August a delegation led by Davis Mac-Iyalla, founder and leader of the Gay Christian group, Changing Attitude Nigeria, met with the chief executive of the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) in London to put their case.

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