London to host gay rugby World Cup
July 24 2003 12:00 AM ET
London has beaten out New York to host the Bingham Cup, the tournament recognized as the World Cup for gay and bisexual rugby players, Agence France-Presse reports. The tournament will be hosted by London-based club the King's Cross Steelers with the backing of the Rugby Football Union. Up to 30 gay rugby clubs from the United States, Canada, Argentina, Australia, and New Zealand are expected to take part. The Bingham Cup is named for Mark Bingham, a former University of California rugby player who was one of the victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks on the United States.