Marc Naimark

Marc Naimark first attended the Gay Games as a photographer at Gay Games V in Amsterdam. At the time, he worked as a photographer and journalist covering mainstream bodybuilding competitions in France and elsewhere for sports magazines and the leading bodybuilding website in the country. He would go on to cover each of the succeeding Gay Games bodybuilding events.

Amsterdam was his first exposure to LGBT sport, and along with a French competitor, upon returning to France, he founded Le Coq Musclé, dedicated to promoting weight training and competitive bodybuilding and powerlifting in the LGBT community. 

Marc became involved with the FGG via the FGG Sports Committee, and in particular its work on the FGG Antidoping Policy. He later became chair of the Sports Inclusion and Retention subcommittee, and at the the 2007 Annual Meeting was elected to the board as Sports Officer.  Marc was elected by the board to finish the term of Vice President, External Affairs, previously held by Kate Rowe in February 2011.

Marc lives in Paris with his partner and cat and works as a language trainer and translator.