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Great Britain team celebrates successful Deaflympics 2017

Great Britain FlagThe Great Britain team is celebrating their success at the 23rd Summer Deaflympics 2017. A delegation of 92 athletes, coaches, officials and support staff travelled to Samsun, Turkey for the Games that took place from 18-30 July. Their final medal tally of nine (three gold, one silver and five bronze) smashed the pre-Games target of five.

Read more: http://www.efds.co.uk/news/3149-great-britain-team-celebrates-successful-deaflympics-2017

Source: English Federation of Disability Sport

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.

Read more: https://volleymob.com/turkey-japan-win-mens-womens-indoor-titles-deaflympics/

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.

Link to petition page - https://www.change.org/p/oed-uk-oup-com-deaflympics-to-be-included-in-the-oxford-english-dictionary

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.

Read more: http://www.arabnews.com/node/1139271/sports

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.

Read more: http://www.todayonline.com/singapore/bowled-over-spores-first-deaflympic-medals

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.

Read more: http://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1053453/deaflympics-set-for-los-angeles-or-dubai-in-2021-as-23rd-edition-concludes

Source: Inside The Games