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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

DeaflympicsGB seek continuity for 2021

UK Deaf Sport NewDeaflympicsGB are delighted to announce that the team that led them to their most successful Deaflympics in the past twelve years will continue to be headed up by Christof Niklaus as Chef de Mission (pictured above holding GB flag).

Christof Niklaus has a wealth of experience in deaf sports from previous ICSD (International Committee of Sports for the Deaf) Sports Manager & ICSD Football Technical Director to leading DeaflympicsGB at the 2017 Samsun Deaflympics.

Read more: http://ukdeafsport.org.uk/deaflympicsgb-seek-continuity-for-2021/

Source: UK Deaf Sport

President honors Deaflympians

Greece FlagGreek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos received athletes who took part in the 23rd Deaflympics in Samsun, Turkey, in July, as well as the president of the Hellenic Federation of Sports for the Deaf, Iosif Stavrakakis, at the Presidential Mansion in Athens on Monday.

Read more: http://www.ekathimerini.com/222492/gallery/ekathimerini/in-images/president-honors-deaflympians

Source: Ekathimerini

Dawn Butler MP celebrates the Deaflympics GB team at the Houses of Parliament

By Nathalie Raffray

UK Deaf Sport NewThe 23rd summer Deaflympics event took place in Samsun, Turkey, in July, where Deaflympics GB’s smashed their pre games target by bringing home a nine medal haul.

The team consisted of 63 athletes competing in five sports - athletics, golf, football, swimming and tennis.

The Brent Central MP welcomed the team and representatives from UK Deaf Sport to the event on October 10, which was attended by more than 100 people.

Read more: http://www.kilburntimes.co.uk/news/dawn-butler-mp-celebrates-the-deaflympics-gb-team-at-the-houses-of-parliament-1-5234250

Source: Brent & Kilburn Times