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2016 PanAM Deaf VolleyballFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

VOLLEYBALL DRAWING OF LOTS CEREMONY TO TAKE PLACE AT GALLAUDET UNIVERSITY The Drawing of Lots Ceremony for two international deaf volleyball events will be conducted on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C., USA.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The organizing committee and USA Deaf Volleyball are honored to welcome Dr. Valery Rukhledev, president of International Committee of Sports for the Deaf (ICSD), and Mr. Dmitry Rebrov, ICSD’s chief executive officer, to the Volleyball Drawing of Lots Ceremony at Gallaudet University. The ceremony will be held on April 9, 2016 between 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. EST (20:30 – 21:30 UTC/GMT).

Four men’s teams will participate in the 2016 Pan American Deaf Men’s Volleyball Regional Qualifier. They are Brazil, Canada, USA, and Venezuela. Only the top three 2016 World Deaf Volleyballmen’s teams will qualify for the 2017 Summer Deaflympics.

Four women’s teams will participate in the 2016 Pan American Deaf Women’s Volleyball Championship. They are Argentina, Brazil, Canada, and USA, and all of them will compete in the 2017 Summer Deaflympics.

Competition for both men and women will be conducted in a single 4-team pool of round robin play. As host, USA will be seeded #1 in both events.

For the 2016 World Deaf Volleyball Championships, all ranked teams will be seeded into their respective pools, and all unranked teams will be drawn into the remaining slots.

On the men’s side, the 13 teams are Ghana, Kenya, and Nigeria from the Confederation of African Deaf Sports (CADS); India, Iran, Japan and Nepal from the Asia Pacific Deaf Sports Confederation (APDSC); Russia, Turkey and Ukraine from the European Deaf Sports Organization (EDSO); and Brazil, Canada and USA from the Pan American Deaf Sports Organization (PANAMDES).

On the women’s side, the 9 teams are Ghana and Kenya (CADS); Japan (APDSC); Poland, Russia, Turkey and Ukraine (EDSO); and Canada and USA (PANAMDES).

SportsMX will stream the Drawing of Lots Ceremony live at the following website links:

2016 Pan American Deaf Men’s Volleyball Regional Qualifier and Deaf Women’s Volleyball Championship http://www.2016volleyball.org/pq/live-stream/

2016 World Deaf Volleyball Championships for Men and Women http://www.2016volleyball.org/wc/live-stream/

For information on these events, please visit www.2016volleyball.org.

For additional information, contact:

Patrick O’Brien, Event Coordinator 2016 Pan American and World Deaf Volleyball Organizing Committee.

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