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Sporty not Naughty things to do this Mardi Gras

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It’s true. The only team sport I participate in is sharing a bottle of champagne. But 2013 is going to be different… so here are some healthy activities to get your heart pumping during this Mardi Gras season.

Budgie smuggling

Yes, most of the action happens under the water; but believe me, water polo makes a very fulfilling spectator sport. Who cares if you can’t follow the in-pool action or if you don’t know a major foul from an ejection, your eye balls will get a thrilling work-out.

Wet, dripping and near naked. What a sport!

Scream and shout for the Sydney Stingers on their Tuesday night competition.

Tuesday 26th February at 7:00pm
Dawn Fraser Swimming Pool
Elkington Park Glassop Street Balmain
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Underwater beauties and gropers

All the local gays know you find our hottest eye candy at Sydney’s eastern suburb beaches.  Head off shore and you will find some of our city’s other most magnificent creatures.

Join Gay Dive for an exploration of the underwater wonderland at bare island, anzac parade,  La Perouse. They have organised a special Mardi Gras dive where you can experience a more tranquil side to Sydney’s beauty. Meet some of our friendly crabs, gropers and rays. Both scuba and snorkelling are welcome.

Sunday 17th February
Meet at 9:30 am in the car park
Bare Island, Anzac Parade,  La Perouse
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Run like a girl

The Sydney Frontrunners are hosting their 13th annual Little Black Dress Run and it’s hosted by the iconic queen of all flash mobs, Joyce Maynge, who will bring her best couture crazy.

Slip into a frock and raise funds for Camp Goodtime, supporters of children living with HIV/AIDS. Don’t just stop at the dress, accessorise, slap on the make-up and (if your up to it) killer heals for a 3km circuit around Centennial Park.  This family friendly day helps both your heart and soul, so make a donation on the day or demand your friends sponsor you. Fabulous.

Oh yes, and there are prizes! The most amazing outfit will be awarded the title of “Miss LBD 2013” , while the top fundraiser will be the queen of hearts and rein 2013 as “Miss LBD Charity Queen”. Just too Toddlers and Tiaras.

Saturday 23rd February
Centennial Park
Cnr Oxford St & Moore Park Rd, Paddington
9:00 am – 2:00pm
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Ball Boy!

Are there event straight female tennis players? Come and watch some of our big gay plant’s best gay and lesbian players at this tournament of the GLTA World Tour. The Australasian Gay & Lesbian Open 2013 incorporates the Mardi Gras Championships and is a mixed grade competition to be held at our spunky world class Olympic Tennis Centre.

Tight shorts. Short skirts. Bulging muscles. Tennis has something for everyone. Even people like me who just want to sit in the stands and look pretty. Yes. I like to watch!

Friday 15th, February   9:00 am  - 6:00 pm
Saturday 23rd February 9:00 am  - 6:00 pm
Sunday 17th February   9:00 am  - 6:00 pm
Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre
Rod Laver Dr, Homebush
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Pink Bendy Bits

Hockey players have really really great legs! Bent Sticks’ Pink Hockey Tournament is a friendly round robin event that’s all about enjoyment… and of course chasing balls with sticks.

This twilight event all levels of players from beginners to experienced has teams challenge others to 7 a-side hockey half field games. Or perhaps you want to want to just cheer from the side line? Go team!

Friday 22nd, February
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
University of New South Wales
Dave Phillips Sports Complex
Gwea Avenue, Daceyville
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