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Full marks to Deaflympics 2017 from International Committee of Sport for the Deaf (ICSD)

2017 DeaflympicsMr. Valery Rukhledev, the president of ICSD, said ‘Samsun is entirely an olympic city, higher-up venues had been built. I believe in Turkey, Samsun will get ahead of Chinese Taipei’.

The president of ICSD (International Committee of Sport for the Deaf), who spoke in the 5th Progress Report Meeting organized before Deaflympics that will be held on 18-30th of July in Samsun, said ‘Samsun had become an olympics city, first-class venues had been built. These venues will be opened to use for the people in Samsun and next generation after the games, they will benefit from them. This is a great acquisition for Turkey. These venues will host a lot of success of many young.’

‘Samsun is entirely an olympic city’.

‘’When I became the present, I was informed that the Deaflympics will be held in Samsun. After I asked why you have chosen Samsun for the games to the Minister of Youth and Sport, the answer was that ‘You will comprehend what we mean after seeing Samsun and visiting our venues’. It was true; Samsun looked like an olympic city with its land, sea and nature. Then as ICSD we met, discussed and decided that Samsun will host deaflympics.’’ Said the president, Valery Rukhledev.

'I believe in Turkey’s power.'

The president, who says ‘I expected that Samsun is an unqualified city but after my first visitation, I was shocked, liked and thought that it is very different’, expressed that new venues have been built, there is no deficiency and he believes in Turkey’s power.

‘Turkey will get ahead of Chinese Taipei’

Mr. Rukhledev, who reminds that he was also a national athlete, said ‘I was assigned in many places and I visited much. The organization was really high-class in Australia in 2005. When I had been to Chinese Taipei, I was so surprised because it was better than Australia. Then I thought that it would not be carried out better organization than Chinese Taipei, other countries would not manage like them but Turkey has achieved this. They are working very proffessional as organization and Organization Committee. I believe in Turkey, they will get ahead of Chinese Taipei.’

‘I really liked the promotions.’

The president, who mentions that he really liked the promotional activities, said ‘Visual materials are first-class, it is possible to see them everywhere’. Mr. Valery Rukhledev thanked Mr. Akif Çağatay Kılıç, Minister of Youth and Sports of Turkish Repuplic, for supporting in each field of the organization.

The meeting, which ICSD president and council members and Serkan Baltacı, general coordinator, and directors of departments participated in, continued with question and answers.

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Beating the odds

2017 DeaflympicsJerlin Anika is just 13 and after many national and state level wins, she has now qualified for Deaflympics badminton event in Samsun, Turkey, in July.

Her father J Jeya Ratchagan says that they never treated her as a child with hearing and speech impairment. “This gave her enormous confidence to succeed.” He also credits Anika’s coach T Saravanan. “When I had doubts about her being able to play, he had the confidence in her.”

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Source: The Hindu

Ex-Man Utd defender Gary Neville donates £20,000 to send Team GB to the 2017 Deaflympics

By Greg Johnson

Great Britain Deaf FootballGB Deaf Football have made a public appeal to raise the money they need to compete at the 2017 Deaflympics backed by former Manchester United defender Gary Neville.
A Just Giving page has been set up to allow members of the public to donate to help send GB Deaf Football to compete in China this summer.

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Source: Squawka


US Deaf SwimmingUSA Deaf Swimming announced today that seven athletes have been selected to compete in the 23rd Deaflympics. This competition will take place July 18th through July 30, 2017, in Samsun, Turkey, with several thousand athletes competing in over 21 summer sports.

Recognized by the International Olympics Committee, the Deaflympics take place every four years and alternate every two years with the World Deaf Swimming Championships.

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Source: Swim Swam

Parul to represent India in Deaflympics in Turkey

India Deaf Sports CouncilParul Gupta has been selected to represent India in the Deaflympics 2017 to be held in Turkey in July.

The hearing-impaired tennis player had recently won a bronze medal in the National Games at Chennai to qualify for the multi-sport event.

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Source: The Tribune

Shepard senior heading to Deaflympics

By Jeff Vorva

USADVBryan Leyden of Shepard is 80 percent deaf in both of his ears but that hasn’t stopped him from playing in several of the school’s bands and on the boys volleyball team.

Shepard senior Bryan Leyden is one busy student.

Not only is he a starter on the Astros’ boys volleyball team, he is a percussionist with the school’s jazz band, concert band, marching band and the band that backs up the show choir.

Oh, and he is 80 percent deaf in both ears.

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Source: The Regional News