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Tom Waddell in Take the Flame: Gay Games

Take the Flame: Gay Games: Grace, Grit & Glory

2005 NR

Director David Secter tells the story of the Gay Games, brainchild of Olympic decathlete Tom Waddell. Held every four years and open to any adult regardless of sexual orientation or athletic ability, the Games boast 14,000 athletes -- more than the Olympics -- and events such as ballroom dancing and chess. Narrated by Greg Louganis, this film celebrates the Games and examines the persistent homophobia lingering in the professional sports world.