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Don’t Forget About Deaf Sports Fans

By Lydia L. Callis

The Super Bowl is a pinnacle sporting event here in the United States. The athletes, the commercials, the celebrities, the performances, the parties— everything about the Super Bowl is a big deal!

Although there are millions of people who are deaf/ hard of hearing in this country, it was not until 2011 (Super Bowl XLV) that the entire Super Bowl, including commercials, was broadcast with closed captioning. That means for 45 years, deaf/HoH people were excluded from sharing in the full Super Bowl experience.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lydia-l-callis/dont-forget-about-deaf-sp_b_14599644.html

Source: The Huffington Post

Launch of one year to go until 2018 Australian Deaf Games

By Janet Howie

2018 Deaf Australian GamesTHE enthusiasm couldn’t be missed at Albury’s Lauren Jackson Sports Centre on Friday when a major Border sporting event was launched.

Deaf Sports Australia and Albury and Wodonga councils marked one year to go until the 2018 Australian Deaf Games next January.

At least 1000 athletes, volunteers and officials are expected to take part in more than 15 sports over a week of competition at a range of venues. Participants are invited from around Australia as well as New Zealand, Fiji and Samoa.

Read more: http://www.bordermail.com.au/story/4445723/countdown-continues/

Source: The Border Mail

Albury-Wodonga plans 2018 Australian Deaf Games

2018 Deaf Australian GamesMULTIPLE disciplines, more than 1000 athletes and officials and up to $3 million in economic benefit to Albury-Wodonga.

The 2018 Australian Deaf Games is a major undertaking years in the planning.

A sports day on Friday at Albury’s Lauren Jackson Sports Centre will mark one year to go until the event begins next summer.

Read more: http://www.bordermail.com.au/story/4428259/games-a-sign-of-big-things/

Source: The Border Mail

Cambs Deaf Association are Sport in the Community monthly award winners

By Mark Taylor

Cambs Deaf Association are the disability sport group of the month winners.

Cambs Deaf are recognised for their holiday sports clubs which are run in each school holiday for deaf and hard of hearing children.

Read more: http://bit.ly/2jgPVRZ

Source: Cambridge Independent

ASHLEY FIOLEK INTERVIEW | VIDEO

By Lindsey Lovell

Recently, Husqvarna hosted a women’s ride day for its employees and industry friends at Cahuilla Creek MX near San Diego, California. Our female staffer Lindsey Lovell caught up with Husqvarna rider Ashley Fiolek to see what she has been up to since retiring from professional racing in 2012. During her professional racing career, she was the first female to earn a Factory ride which was well earned as the four-time Women’s Pro National Motocross Champion, two-time X Games Gold medalist and before making it pro she had earned multiple national-level championships as an amateur rider.

Read more & view video: http://www.dirtrider.com/ashley-fiolek-interview-video

Source: Dirt Rider

Austin-area athletes making a splash at deaf college Gallaudet

By David Driver

texasWASHINGTON, D.C. — Dalton Taylor played football and basketball at the Texas School for the Deaf, and he considered joining the slew of state products who go on to play football at the college level.

“It’s a football state,” Taylor noted.

Read more: http://www.mystatesman.com/sports/college/austin-area-athletes-making-splash-deaf-college-gallaudet/ObeqzJPcUJ61jkaM3fNiMM/

Source: Austin American-Statesman

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