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Fiji Deaf team commended for their achievements

2016 Australian Deaf GamesMinister for Youth and Sports, Laisenia Tuitubou says the Fiji Deaf squad has brought prestige and pride to the country, following an impressive performance at the Australian Deaf Games in Adelaide earlier this month.

Fiji finished in third place on the medal tally with 13 gold, 5 silver and 5 bronze medals.

Read more: http://www.fbc.com.fj/sports/36779/fiji-deaf-team-commended-for-their-achievements-

Source: Fiji Broadcasting Corporation

Dagestan wrestlers to perform at Russian Deaf Championship

Makhachkala, January 19, 2016. Dagestan freestyle wrestling team consisted of 13 athletes, will participate January 25-27 in the Russian Deaf Championship in the city of Vladimir, the head coach of the republican freestyle wrestling team Yakub Akhmedov says.

Read more: http://www.riadagestan.com/news_en/sport/dagestan_wrestlers_to_perform_at_russian_deaf_championship_/

Source: Republican Information Agency

Albury-Wodonga set to host 2018 Deaf Games

By Peter de Krujiff

2016 Australian Deaf GamesAn elite sporting event for hearing impaired Australian athletes is expected to give the Border’s economy a $3 million boost in 2018.

At the closing ceremony of the 2016 Australian Deaf Games on Saturday in Adelaide, it was announced the twin cities of Albury-Wodonga would host the next event.

Read more: http://www.bordermail.com.au/story/3668744/deaf-games-will-shine-spotlight-on-facilities/

Source: The Border Mail

Australian Deaf Games competitors keep their eyes on the action

By Natalie Whitling

2016 Australian Deaf GamesHundreds of athletes taking part in the Australian Deaf Games cannot hear an umpire's whistle so need to rely heavily on their vision.

This week's event in Adelaide is letting competitors show their talents, and is also important for social connection.

Read more: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-01-13/deaf-games-competitors-rely-on-eyes/7086444

Source ABC

Matt Hamill to Scott Coker: Let Me Fight in Bellator – VIDEO

By Eric Kowal

To date, Matt Hamill is the only fighter to hold a victory over former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones. The win came in the form of a disqualification due to illegal downward elbows thrown by Jones during the Ultimate Fighter Season 10 Finale in December 2009. Although controversial, Hamill does hold the win, something that no other fighter can use to their advantage.

Read more & view video: http://www.mymmanews.com/matt-hamill-to-scott-coker-let-me-fight-in-bellator/

Source: My MMA News

A Blind And Deaf Woman Surfing Is All The 2016 Inspiration You Need

By Tess Barker

Disability rights attorney Haben Girma is early into her career, but she’s already made quite a splash. Girma, who is herself blind and deaf, graduated from Harvard Law School in 2013.

Last summer, she met with President Barack Obama and won a landmark case guaranteeing that the Americans With Disabilities Act applies to online commerce.

Read more & view video: http://www.mtv.com/news/2722015/haben-girma-deaf-blind-surf/

Source: MTV News

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