The City of Cleveland will host the 2014 Gay Games, officials announced Tuesday at a press conference in Cologne, Germany.

“In 2014, we will be going to Cleveland,” spokesman Dick Uvaryi announced.

Three cities competed 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 and each city gave its final pitch in Cologne over the weekend.

Cleveland's bid to win the Gay Games revolved around the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. The Rock Hall officially backed the bid and 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.

“This for Cleveland is not just winning a bid, it's transformational,” Valarie McCall, chief of government affairs for Mayor Frank Jackson's office, said.

“We are extremely honored and pleased that Cleveland has been selected to host the 2014 Gay Games,” said W. Doug Anderson, spokesperson for Cleveland Synergy Foundation, the bidding organization, in a statement. “It is truly a privilege to continue Dr. Tom Waddell's legacy and vision in our city – an extremely enthusiastic sports town – where the guiding principles of personal best, inclusion and participation are held dear.”

Cleveland's 2014 Gay Games IX Sports & Cultural Festival will take place August 9 – 16, 2014 and feature 30 sporting events, including a gay rodeo.