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DEAFLYMPICS 2017: Team Sports Draw Ceremony was held at Sheraton Grand Hotel in Samsun on 20th February 2017.

Visit the newly revamped official website of 2017 Deaflympics: [ Link ]

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02/24/2017 at 19:40. Facebook
DEAFLYMPICS 2017: Please visit the newly revamped official website:

Available in English (ENG) and Turksih (TUR) languages. #deaflympics #deaflympics2017
02/21/2017 at 08:21. Facebook
DEAFLYMPICS 2017: A set of Gold, Silver and Bronze medals for the forthcoming 2017 Deaflympics, displayed 20 February 2017 at Sheraton Grand Hotel in Samsun, Turkey. Each medal will be awarded during the 23rd Summer Deaflympics event, which runs from 18-30 July 2017.

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02/20/2017 at 15:19. Facebook
DEAFLYMPICS 2017: Watch Draw Live on YouTube

Live Video for Draw Ceremony for Team Sports is now LIVE streaming video.

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02/20/2017 at 12:43. Facebook
DEAFLYMPICS 2017: Live Video for Draw Ceremony for Team Sports will start at 17:45 (5:45 pm) at Sheraton Grand Hotel in Samsun, Turkey.

Worldwide Time Zones - New York at 11:45 am; London at 16:45; Paris at 17:45; Syndey at 03:45 (Tuesday Feb 21); Los Angeles at 08:45 am; Taipei at 00:45 (Tuesday Feb 21); Tokyo at 01:45 (Tuesday Feb 21).

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02/20/2017 at 11:23. Facebook
ICSD PRESS-RELEASE: 2nd Chef de Mission Seminar

Samsun, Turkey - The International Committee Sports for the Deaf (ICSD) staff, technical directors and representatives of Sports Federation are now in Samsun for the 2nd Chef de Mission seminar and venue inspections on the preparation for the 2017 Summer Deaflympics. The part of the delegation inspection includes 68 people from 34 countries....
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SHARED NEWS: The First International Deaf Sambo Tournament

3-5 February 2017, Zelenograd, Russia - The First International Deaf Tournament was held at “Record” sport school outside of Moscow city in Zelenograd.

The tournament was held under the auspices of the International Sambo Federation (FIAS) and under the patronage of the International Committee of Sports for the Deaf (ICSD)....
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ICSD PRESS-RELEASE: ICSD President's Message Safety Takes Priority

Greetings to Everyone!

There were a lot of rumors recently about unsafe environment in Samsun, Turkey during the 2017 Summer Deaflympics. I would like to share with all of you that Samsun historically has been a non-political, quiet and conservative city. In the history of Turkish Republic, no act of terrorism, or other...
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EDSO President, Bjørn Róine, celebrates the 60th birthday.

International Committee of Sports for the Deaf (ICSD) and Deaf Sports Family wishes a happy birthday to Bjørn Róine, President of the European Deaf Sports Organisation (EDSO).

Born in Gjovik, Norway. Long time Bjorn served as Norway Deaf Sport Federation’s (NFSD) Technical Director for Handball (1982 - 1984),...
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SHARED TIPS: How Dehydration Affects You

Water has a big impact on performance but many athletes still experience dehydration. This blog explains why water is so important and offers tips to stay hydrated throughout the day.

Hydration is a fast and simple way to help you increase athletic performance. Here’s how drinking water - before, during and after an event - is directly beneficial to...
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DEAFLYMPICS 2017: The official vehicles of the 2017 Deaflympics in Samsun.

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DEAFLYMPICS 2017: The built infrastructure of the indoor and outdoor shooting ranges for the 23rd Summer Deaflympics in Samsun will be accessible for athletes and participants

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DEAFLYMPICS 2017: Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE)

Dear ICSD Members,

ICSD informs you that all athletes of the 23rd Summer Deaflympics in Samsun, Turkey can be subject to a Doping Control Test at any time. If your athletes are taking therapeutic medication, inhalers or long term prescribed medication, you must submit a Therapeutic Use Exemption Form (TUE Form) to the ICSD Doping Control...
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SHARED NEWS: IDSF Executive Committee 4th Meeting in Tehran

On 2nd January, the I.R. Iran Deaf Sports Federation (IDSF) Executive Committee held the 4th meeting to prepare for the 23rd Summer Deaflympics which will be held in Samsun, Turkey this summer.

Source: Seyedmostafa Karimi, President of IDSF
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ICSD: President's Update - Happy Holidays 2017

ICSD President, Dr. Valery Rukhledev looks back at the events of 2016 that were accomplished under the current ICSD's administration.

Transcript is availabe at: [ Link ]

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FEATURED NEWS: The relentless drive of Casey O'Brien

Casey was among the kids fortunate to enjoy the experience and recalls spending a lot of time playing on the Barrett pond. The pond usually froze a month or so before the Rideau Canal, so it was a popular spot. John fondly remembers spending time with Casey clearing the pond, playing hockey, and coaching him in minor hockey.

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Men"s Category:

WINNER with 45 points: Mykola NOSENKO (Athletics)
Born 16.01.1990, Mykola Nosenko of Ukraine is a 3-time champion (100m, 200m, and 4x100m relay) during 2016 World Deaf Athletics Championships in Stara Zagora, Bulgaria.

FINALIST with 42 points: Maksim KULIKOV (Athletics)
Born 30.05.1984, Russian Maksim Kulikov...
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ICSD: The First Edition of the ICSD Video News

The first edition of the ICSD video news contains important information about the ICSD President's latest meetings and the 2nd CADS General Assembly. We also learn about the first female Olympic winner, Charlotte Cooper, who was also Deaf. The video report is in International Sign to make it accessible for Deaf all over the world.

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ICSD-PRESS RELEASE: Letter by the Minister of Youth and Sports, Republic of Turkey

In the letter released on 14 December 2017, the Turkish Minister of Youth and Sports, Akif Cagatay KILIÇ expressed his enthusiasm at the upcoming 23rd Summer Deaflympics as well as showing great pride at the Organizing Committee's devotion with the plans for this special event.

Furthermore, the Minister gave...
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ICSD PRESS-RELEASE: ICSD President on Turkey Attack

Dear Deaflympic Family,

It is true that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations constitutes one of the most serious threats to international peace and security. Those responsible for these killings should be held accountable and any acts of terrorism are criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of their motivation, wherever, whenever...
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