Friday, June 23, 2017
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On the Roster: Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Athletes

By Samantha Wagner

RITA newer program has started to plant its roots in the middle of RIT athletics, making the competitive world of varsity sports even more accessible to all students. In the past couple of years, the RIT/NTID Athletic Development Program has worked with RIT varsity coaches, NTID faculty and staff and, of course, the athletes themselves to help ensure greatness on and off the field, court or track.

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Source: Reporter

Matt Hamill’s UFC win record is downright incredible

MATT Hamill was never a champion, but his winning record is absolutely insane.

The 40-year-old light heavyweight — who is also deaf — has “defeated” every current male UFC champion over the course of his career.

You read that right.

With a little bit of trusty “MMA math”, we can decipher how Hamill could hold the belt for every weight division in the UFC — sort of.

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Lawsuit seeks to force Pepsi Center to add closed captioning to video board

By Mark Boyle

DENVER -- Is the Pepsi Center not fan friendly for those with certain disabilities? One Denver woman who’s hearing impaired claims it’s not.

Kirstin Kurlander goes to events often at Pepsi Center, and told Denver7 she regularly can’t follow along because the video board isn’t closed captioned.

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Source: Denver7

Zimbabwe, SL ODI washed out

BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe’s One-day International clash with Sri Lanka was abandoned on Monday after heavy rain at Bulawayo’s Queens Sports Club left the outfield too sodden to continue.

The hosts had won the toss and elected to bat first, before progressing to 55 for two in 13.3 overs when the threat of lightning forced the players to leave the field.

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Source: International The News

Case for paddling in Deaf Games gains momentum

2016 New Zealand Deaf GamesTHE push to have waka ama as part of the official programme for the January 2019 New Zealand Deaf Games is gaining momentum. Last month’s Deaf Games in Hamilton had waka ama as a demonstration sport, and the reception was enthusiastic.

Gisborne-based world champion paddler Vesna Radonich was the technical delegate and organiser of the waka ama element at the Deaf Games last month.

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Source: The Gisborne Herald

Algerian Mohamed Madoun Elected President of Confederation of African Deaf Sports

Confederation of African Deaf SportsAlgerian Mohamed Madoun has been elected president of the Confederation of African Deaf Sports (CADS) for a four-year Olympic term (2016-2020) in the elective general assembly held at the end of October in Johannesburg in South Africa, Mohamed Madoun told APS.

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Source: All Africa


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