Officials meeting in Cologne, Germany are expected to announce which U.S. city will host the 2014 Gay Games on Tuesday.

Three cities are vying for the opportunity to host the Olympic-style sporting event estimated to be worth $60 million in economic impact: Boston, Cleveland and Washington D.C.

Site selection officials toured all three cities during the summer. Each city gave its final pitch over the weekend.

Boston organizers began their presentation with a video message from Mayor Thomas Menino who told officials, “We want Gay Games IX.” The city's bid revolves largely around its academic heritage, with a large number of sporting events to take place at either Boston University or Harvard.

Boston representatives say, “We are the cradle of liberty.”

Cleveland organizers are hoping the high visibility of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum will give them the edge. The museum threw a large party for officials when they arrived in the city. The bid's theme, My Games Rock!, also borrows from Cleveland's steeped history in Rock and Roll.

A video message from Ohio Governor Ted Strickland started out Cleveland's presentation. Organizers say the city is accessible, affordable and hospitable.

Cleveland representatives say, “Bring the Gay Games to Cleveland and you come home to family.”

Washington D.C. organizers touted the city's strong ties to past events. With many veterans of past of Gay Games on its leadership committee organizers say, “We are the Gay Games.”

The city's bid enjoys wide support from local politicians, including Mayor Adrian Fenty who says he's prepared to compete in the games' triathlon.

Offering the Obama inauguration as evidence, Washington organizers say they are prepared to host the Gay Games in 2014.

Cologne, Germany is the host city of the 2010 Gay Games.

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