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Italy set to host delayed Winter Deaflympics as concerns remain over President arrested in Russia

By Nick Butler

2018 ICSD Presidents
Kang Chen, left, has been appointed acting ICSD President to replace Valery Rukhledev.

Italy is still set to host the 2019 Winter Deaflympics as the International Committee of Sports for the Deaf (ICSD) continues to deal with fallout following the arrest of President Valery Rukhledev last month.

Rukhledev is serving two months of house arrest until July 23 as he faces embezzlement charges in Russia.

The 70-year-old, a six-time Deaflympics champion for the Soviet Union between 1969 and 1977 in Greco-Roman and freestyle wrestling, has been charged under the Russian Criminal Code.

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Source: Inside the Games

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