Monday, December 11, 2017
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Turkey, Japan win Men’s, Women’s indoor titles at Deaflympics

2017 DeaflympicsTurkey won the gold medal, while Ukraine and Russia rounded out the podium on the men’s side. Japan won the women’s gold, followed by Italy and the United States.

The Deaflympics have been contested every four years since 1924 except during World War II. Deaflympians must have hearing loss of at least 55 decibels in their better ear. Hearing aids, cochlear implants and other aids are not allowed in the competition.

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Source: Volley Mob

Deaflympics is not in the Oxford English Dictionary, Can we change this?

ICSDThe 23rd Deaflympics have just finished in Samsun Turkey. It is one thing having no Government Support in Britain or Australia but to deny the Deaf world adding lympics to Deaf in scrabble is a dire injustice.

The Deaflympics have just handed out 100's of medals all bearing a word that does not appear in the OED. Should Athletes return the medals for re-engraving.

Seriously The IOC approved Deaflympics are the second oldest multi sport games (started in 1924), the OED include Paralympics which is great but have failed to include the word Deaflympics...Please support our Deaf Athletes around the World and sign the petition.

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Dubai is ICSD president’s favorite to host Deaflympics 2021

By Alex Leach

ICSDLONDON: Dubai is the personal preference of the president of the International Committee of Sports for the Deaf (ICSD), Valery Rukhledev, to stage the 2021 Deaflympics, ahead of the newly-announced 2028 Olympic Games host city of Los Angeles.

Speaking at an overall evaluation meeting following this year’s edition in Samsun, Turkey, Rukhledev confirmed the two front-running candidates to stage the event in four years’ time — and disclosed his own opinion that the emirate should be selected ahead of LA.

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Source: Arab News

Bowled over by S’pore’s first Deaflympic medals

By Toh Ee Ming

Singapore FlagSINGAPORE — Growing up, 18-year-old Adelia Naomi Yokoyama — who was born deaf — looked up to her two older sisters.

Elisa Yukie, now 20, went on to become the Optimist sailing world champion in 2012 and Natasha, 22, is a former national sailor.

But fears over Naomi being too far from safety at sea, as well as her cochlear implant, which cannot be exposed to water, meant that she could not follow in their footsteps.

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Source: Today Online

Deaflympics set for Los Angeles or Dubai in 2021 as 23rd edition concludes

By Liam Morgan

ICSDInternational Committee of Sports for the Deaf (ICSD) President Valery Rukhledev revealed that the 2021 Deaflympics will be held in either Los Angeles or Dubai as the 23rd edition of the event concluded in Samsun today.

Speaking following an evaluation meeting, Rukhledev said his "personal choice" would be to take the Deaflympics to Dubai.

The United Arab Emirates city has never hosted the Deaflympics, while Los Angeles, which looks set to stage the 2028 Olympics and Paralympics, held the event in 1985.

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Source: Inside The Games

Stevenston swimmer Danni Joyce is team’s most decorated athlete at Deaflympics 2017

By Rebecca Garrett

Great Britain FlagFrom Stevenston was the most decorated British athlete at this year’s Deaflympics in Turkey after taking home two Gold and two Bronze medals.

As the Herald reported last week, Danni won Gold in the Women’s 50m Freestyle and Bronze in both the 50m Backstroke and the 100m Mixed Freestyle Relay. Since then, the 21-year-old achieved another Gold in the100m Freestyle, making her the most decorated athlete from Team GB.

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Source: Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald