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MSD Track Star to compete at Deaflympics

By Allie Berube

USA Deaf Track  FieldFREDERICK, Md. - Maryland School for the Deaf athlete Brady Perry was selected to represent the United States at the Deaflympics in July.

The MSD Orioles are working on a fundraising campaign to help cover the cost of travel to Samsun, Turkey.

Read more & view video: http://www.your4state.com/sports/maryland-sports/msd-track-star-to-compete-at-deaflympics/741725747

Source: Your 4 State

Letchworth’s Bush honoured as she targets football gold at the XXIV Deaflympics

By Toby Miles

Great Britain Deaf FootballAlex Bush has been selected for the competition which starts next month in Turkey.

And the 19-year-old could not hide her excitement as she spoke to the Comet ahead of the event.

“I found out through a letter from the manager,” she explained. “I was shocked as the competition for a place in the squad was high this year, but I was also very happy and excited.”

Read more: http://www.thecomet.net/sport/football/letchworth-s-bush-honoured-as-she-targets-football-gold-at-the-xxiv-deaflympics-1-5061966

Source: The Comet

Athlete raising money to compete in Deaflympics in Turkey

USA Deaf Track  FieldA Harper College student athlete is looking for support as he prepares goes for the gold as part of the U.S. track and field team in the Deaflympics.

Dwayne Esper Jr., of Calumet City, started running track when he was in the 6th grade at Illinois School for the Deaf.

Read more & view video: http://abc7chicago.com/sports/athlete-raising-money-to-compete-in-deaflympics-in-turkey/2099144/

Source: ABC 7 Chicago

Canada's volleyball team comes together for Deaflympics

Canada Deaf Sports AssociationTheir court of preference is nine by nine metres in dimension, and their desire is to dominate.

Like every athlete representing their country, these volleyball players are dedicated to being the best they can be, united for a cause, and an opportunity to wear the Canadian jersey with pride.

That most won’t hear the cheers and vocal support – at least in the standard means – is beside the point.

Read more: http://www.burnabynow.com/sports/canada-s-volleyball-team-comes-together-for-deaflympics-1.20617697

Source: Burnaby Now

 

TOC conclude memorable Olympic Day celebrations with event for 500 children in Samsun

2017 DeaflympicsSamsun; 06 June 2017: The Turkish Olympic Committee (TOC) concluded this year’s Olympic Day celebrations with a memorable event in Batıpark, Samsun, which saw 500 young people take part in a variety of fun and engaging sporting activities.

Young people gathered in Samsun to take part in mini-golf, handball, basketball and a selection of traditional Turkish children’s games. Ahead of the upcoming Deaflympics in Samsun from 18-30 July, there was particular focus on promoting the participation of deaf children in sport. There were a number of deaf children in attendance at the event who met with Oli, the mascot of Sports Culture and Olympic Education Project, and together said “Olympic Day” in sign language. Their participation was an important way of raising the profile of deaf people and the Deaflympics among Samsun residents.

Read more: http://aroundtherings.com/site/A__60386/Title__TOC-conclude-memorable-Olympic-Day-celebrations-with-event-for-500-children-in-Samsun/292/Articles

Source: Around the Rings

'Where is the equality?': Deaf athletes in funding black hole heading into Deaflympics

By Darren Mara

Deaf Sports AustraliaHannah Britton pushes through her 20th lap at swim training at an indoor pool in Melbourne's east.

But rather than receive loud orders from her coach, the directions are in hushed tones and hand signals, instructions written on a poolside whiteboard.

Hannah has been deaf since birth and communicates using sign language.

On dry land now, she explains that she's in her element when underwater.

Read more: http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2017/06/02/where-is-equality-deaf-athletes-funding-black-hole-heading-deaflympics

Source: SBS

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