Onno Meijer, the Netherlands

Participant in 1998 Gay Games
Actor on Dutch TV comedy, portraying a figure skater

In his own words, Dutch skater Onno Meijer describes his experience at the 1998 Gay Games:

I started skating when I was 6 years old in 1966 in Heerenveen, Holland, and skated until I was 19 years old. Then I stopped daily practising because of study. I skated several seasons after that until 1987 and then completely stopped.

It crossed my mind to join Gay Games 1998 because it was in Amsterdam, but I was very ill the years before the games. When I recovered in April 1998, I thought I would join, but discovered I was too late with the admission. I still applied and in June 1998 I got my admission to join.

I started practising in July 1998 and practised for 4 weeks and did my double salchow and double toe loop and single axel in the Gay Games 1998! I skated to "Nessun dorma" by The London Symphony Orchestra, Rock Symphonies III.

After the games and as a result of a TV interview I gave on local Amsterdam AT5 TV, I was asked to perform as actor in a Dutch TV comedy as a figure skater.

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