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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

That Hoy Moment

By Mark Drolsbaugh

With the World Series underway, it’s a given that something special will happen. Most likely, an unexpected hero or two will emerge from obscurity and create memories that will last for a lifetime.

In the Deaf world, it’s no different. There’s a World Series of Deaf baseball, too.

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Source: Huffington Post

CA, CommBank make landmark investment

Deaf Sports AustraliaCricket Australia and the Commonwealth Bank have committed to the single largest investment in women's sport and diversity programs in Australia.

Women’s cricket, Australia’s Indigenous players and players with a disability are the big winners after Cricket Australia and Commonwealth Bank announced a record investment today in Sydney.

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Source: Cricket

Minister welcomes NZ Deaf Games 2016

2016 New Zealand Deaf GamesDisability Issues Minister Nicky Wagner welcomes the New Zealand Deaf Games 2016, held in Hamilton from Friday 21 to 23 October.

"The Deaf Games is the premier national sports competition for the Deaf in New Zealand. First held in 1969, the Games run every two years and are a fantastic chance for Deaf athletes from all over New Zealand to show their prowess in their individual sport," Ms Wagner says.

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Source: Voxy

Calls for funding fall on deaf ears

By Audrey Malone

2016 New Zealand Deaf GamesIf you are deaf and play sport, it's an uphill task getting funding in New Zealand.

Just ask the organiser of the New Zealand Deaf Games, Rachel Turner.

On Labour Weekend, 140 deaf athletes from across the country will descend on Hamilton to play eight sports.

They include netball, basketball, badminton, touch rugby and waka ama.

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Source: Stuff


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