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The International Committee of Sports for the Deaf (ICSD) invites cities interested in hosting Deaflympics

ICSDThe International Committee of Sports for the Deaf (ICSD) invites cities interested in hosting the 24th edition of Summer Deaflympics and the 20th edition of the Winter Deaflympics.

The International Committee of Sports for the Deaf (ICSD), organization recognized by the IOC in 1955 the global governing body for the organization of Summer and Winter Deaflympics, has announced two bidding processes for the 24th edition of the Summer Deaflympics in 2021 and the 20th edition of the Winter Deaflympics in 2023.

Potential bid cities are invited to submit their ideas and proposals by July 1, 2019. ICSD has presented an excellent project that is built on Olympic Agenda 2020. ICSD seeks for the cities and countries that can stage Deaflympics in feasible and sustainable way as well as the Games should fit into the long-term development plan of a city, region and country.

The 23rd Summer Deaflympics were held in Samsun, Turkey in July 18-30, 2017. The games counted about 5,000 athletes and delegates, competing in 21 Summer sports (deaflympics2017.com).

Deaflympics` host cities are chosen by the ICSD`s Executive Board, acting on a recommendation of its President. It takes about six (6) months for the bid process to analyze and then decide on a host.

ICSD`s Lausanne headquarters are at the Maison du Sport International.

To get more information please follow this link: http://www.eventello.com/deaflympics

Contact directory

Secretary General - Xenia Morfopoulos, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , TEL: +41 78 733 35 67

Head of Bidding - Matti Toivonen, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; +358 400 633 033

Reprinted from Sportcal - http://www.sportcal.com/News/PressReleases/116273

DeaflympicsGB Announcement

UK Deaf Sport NewIt is with great disappointment that UK Deaf Sport announce the resignation of Christof Niklaus as the Chef de Mission for DeaflympicsGB for the 2021 Deaflympics due to personal reasons.

UK Deaf Sport would like to extend its huge gratitude to Christof for all his hard work and voluntary hours that went into leading DeaflympicsGB at the 2017 Deaflympics, and we wish Christof all the best in his future endeavours.

UK Deaf Sport will be looking to appoint a new Chef de Mission in the near future to lead DeaflympicsGB towards 2021.

Reprinted from UK Deaf Sport: http://ukdeafsport.org.uk/deaflympicsgb-announcement/

Deaflympics encourages Almaty to apply to host 2019 Winter games

By Meruyert Abugaliyeva

ICSDASTANA – The Head of International Committee of Sports for the Deaf Valery Rukhledev recently visited Almaty and encouraged Kazakhstan to submit an application for Almaty to host the 2019 Winter Deaflympics.

“Almaty has not submitted its application to host Winter Deaflympics, but we would like to consider it as a candidate. We observed the sports infrastructure and were impressed by the architecture of the buildings, state-of-the-art equipment and especially by the active sports life in those facilities.

Read more: https://astanatimes.com/2018/01/deaflympics-encourages-almaty-to-apply-to-host-2019-winter-games/

Source: The Astana Times

Almaty may host 2019 Winter Deaflympics

ICSDALMATY. KAZINFORM Mayor of Almaty Bauyrzhan Baibek held a meeting with President of the International Committee of Sports for the Deaf Valery Rukhledev to discuss the chances of hosting the 19th Winter Deaflympic Games in 2019, Kazinform correspondent reports. During the visit to Almaty, Valery Rukhledev visited the sports facilities of the city. According to the head of the International Committee of Sport for the Deaf, the city has the infrastructure needed for such games.

Read more: http://www.inform.kz/en/almaty-may-host-2019-winter-deaflympics_a3107003

Source: Kazinform International News Agency

New ICSD Summer TDs (2017-2021)

ICSDWe are pleased to announce new ICSD Technical Directors for 2017-2021 term

Athletics: Richard PEARCE (Australia)

Badminton: Martin BOGARD (Great Britain)

Basketball: Jurgen ENDRESS (Germany)

Beach Volleyball: John Knetzger (USA)

Golf: Gavin Peter BALHARRIE (Australia)

Judo: Damien ANTOINE (France)

Shooting: Mac ADAM (Australia)

Taekwondo: JEONG Bongkyu (Korea)

Tennis: Tobias BURZ (Germany)

Volleyball: Cathy SCHELVIS (Netherlands)

Reprinted from International Committee of Sports for the Deaf - http://deaflympics.com/news.asp?new-icsd-summer-tds-2017-2021

Doping control and Audiology tests during the 23rd Deaflympics

ICSDSummary of Doping control and Audiology tests during the 23rd Summer Deaflympics

The last results of doping control after all the additional researches procedures are now known. We are thus now ready to provide the outcome of the 23rd Summer Deaflympics in Samsun, Turkey.

Record number of disciplines - 21, number of athletes selected for doping control procedure – 300

35% - Russian Federation, 20% - Ukraine, 14% - Turkey, 9% - China and 22% - other countries

The main goal of the Doping Control Team was to deliver the best Deaflympics possible as well as to assure a clean Deaf Sport.

With the support of the ICSD Technical Directors, the riskiest disciplines in each sport were identified and checked. Gender equality obviously, had to be respected. We also set the accent on the first three scores, gold, silver and bronze and of course, on any new World and Deaflympics Records. In several disciplines, we performed random selection for doping control.

The final analysis revealed 289 Negative results as well as 10 Negative results after additional researches. Unfortunately, one Athlete, Ms. Daria Gainetdiniva from Russia, obtained a Positive result and got on the Sanctioned Athletes List for a period of two (2) years.

During the Deaflympics, there were negative comments directed to the ICSD around doping control topics and mainly about the supposed lack of it. 25 October 2017, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) published its 2016 Testing Figures Report (2016 Report), which summarizes the results of all the samples analyzed by the WADA-accredited laboratories and reported in the WADA"s Anti-Doping Administration and Management System (ADAMS) for the year 2016. Those results, obtained in doping control fields of the International Committee of Sports for the Deaf (ICSD) and the European Deaf Sports Organisation (EDSO), are introduced and presented in the above-mentioned documents. All doping results of the Deaflympics and for the year 2017 of Deaf Sports Events will be reflected in the 2017 WADA Testing Figures Report.

All recorded athletes – 842 - have been verified for compliance with the ICSD Audiogram Regulations. Nine (9) Athletes from different countries have been suspended from participating in the Deaflympics. ICSD realized that audiology is one of the most sensitive topic and hence the ICSD audiologist team did their utmost best to exclude hearing athletes.

Once again, we would like to pay tribute to the ICSD Audiology team, the ICSD Technical Directors, the Turkish Anti-Doping Commission (TADC) team headed by Mr. Hamza Uyar and the Health and Anti-Doping Department of Local Organising Committee headed by Dr. Ali Yilmaz for their joint efforts and excellent organizing skills and support, a big thank you for a professional and necessary job!

ICSD Secretariat

Reprinted from International Committee of Sports for the Deaf - http://deaflympics.com/news.asp?doping-and-audiology-during-the-23rd-deaflympics