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Stirring opening ceremony gets Australian Deaf Games off to flying start

By Chris Young

2018 Deaf Australian GamesDEBRA Swann spent the last 18 months planning the opening ceremony for the Australian Deaf Games.

It's only natural then, after all that hard work and effort, that there would be a bit of emotion backstage at the end of Saturday night’s ceremony.

The Albury Entertainment Centre was packed to officially launch this week's games, with representatives from each state and territory competing placing their flag on the stage.

Read more: http://www.bordermail.com.au/story/5180126/australian-deaf-games-stirring-opening-ceremony/

Source: The Border Mail

Australian Deaf Games estimated to inject $3 million into Albury-Wodonga

By Janet Howie

2018 Deaf Australian GamesMillions of dollars, hundreds of visitors and a community impact expected to last well beyond the closing ceremony.

Much is expected from the 2018 Australian Deaf Games, which start on Saturday in Albury-Wodonga and continue with a nine-day program over 17 sports and other activities.

Read more: http://www.bordermail.com.au/story/5177518/australian-deaf-games-estimated-to-inject-3-million-into-border/

Source: The Border Mail

2018 Australian Deaf Games begin in Albury-Wodonga on Saturday

By Janet Howie

2018 Deaf Australian GamesCommunity support has allowed the Border to host more sports at the 2018 Australian Deaf Games than the previous competition in Adelaide.

More than 850 deaf and hard of hearing competitors, parents, educators and interpreters have started arriving in Albury-Wodonga for the week-long event, which begins on Saturday.

Read more: http://www.bordermail.com.au/story/5175764/community-support-makes-more-sports-possible-at-deaf-games/

Source: The Border Mail

Investigation launched over photo showing Turkish national wrestler mopping floors

Turkey FlagThe Sports Ministry on Jan. 11 launched an investigation into the circumstances that led to national wrestler Seyfullah Karadeniz having to mop the floors at the provincial Directorate of Youths and Sports in the Central Anatolian province of Çankırı.

Doğan News Agency on Jan. 10 reported that Karadeniz, a member Turkey’s National Deaf Wrestling Team, was working as subcontracted worker at the directorate, publishing photographs showing him cleaning the floors there.

Read more: http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/investigation-launched-over-photo-showing-turkish-national-wrestler-mopping-floors-125594

Source: Hurriyet Daily News

Border sporting dates clash affects Australian Deaf Games entries

By Janet Howie

2018 Deaf Australian GamesThe Border’s crowded sports calendar this month has reduced the number of Queensland competitors able to take part in the Australian Deaf Games.

The 2018 games, which open in Albury-Wodonga on January 20, overlap with the start of the Queensland school year, although coinciding with every other state and territory’s holidays.

Deaf Sports Australia general manager Garry West-Bail said the dates were chosen so the Australian Deaf Games did not clash with annual Border fixture, the Australian Country Junior Basketball Cup (January 16-20).

Read more: http://www.bordermail.com.au/story/5151080/border-sporting-dates-clash-affects-australian-deaf-games-entries/

Source: The Border Mail

'Inspirational' Bishop's Stortford woman set for MBE for work with disabled people

UK Deaf Sport NewA committed lecturer from Bishop’s Stortford has been awarded an MBE for championing sport for disabled and young people.

Rebecca Foster, who went to Northgate Primary School and Birchwood High School, has starred as a course leader for PE and senior lecturer in Adapted PE at the University of Worcester.

Read more: http://www.hertfordshiremercury.co.uk/news/hertfordshire-news/inspirational-bishops-stortford-woman-set-988080

Source: Hertfordshire Mercury

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