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Letter: Cleveland halts Gay Games funds

Outsports has obtained a copy of a letter sent from the City of Cleveland to the Cleveland Synergy Foundation stating that the Federation of Gay Games is terminating Synergy's license agreement for Gay Games 2014 and the City is halting all payments to Synergy. The letter, dated July 7, 2010, is from Tracey A. Nichols, director of the Department of Economic Development for the City of Cleveland. The letter reads:

On July 6, 2010, The Federation of Gay Games, Inc. (FGG) notified Synergy that FGG was exercising its right to terminate the license agreement.... In light of the notice given to Synergy by the FGG, the City hereby notifies Synergy that it is suspending any further payments to Synergy until the outstanding issues between the FGG and Synergy are resolved....

Read the full letter after the jump.

An email to Synergy requesting a comment was not returned.

The FGG again offered no comment on the letter. FGG spokesman Kelly Stevens did say: "We look forward to coming to Cleveland for Gay Games IX in 2014."

You can see the full letter here: Synergy_Fdn_Letter_7JUL10

The upcoming Gay Games open in Cologne in less than two weeks.