Deaflympics Announcement 2021

Yesterday we received confirmation from the International Committee of Sports for the Deaf (ICSD) about the 24th Deaflympic Games taking place in 2021. Please see below the news story taken from the ICSD Deaflympics Website:

The International Committee of Sports for the Deaf (ICSD) is pleased to release today that Confederação Brasileira de Desportos dos Surdos (CBDS) has been selected by ICSD and confirmed to win the bidding of the 24th Summer Deaflympics in respect of the following city and dates: Caxias do Sul, Brazil on 05-21 December 2021.

ICSD wants to congratulate CBDS and our team for the work that they have put into to ensure that we were able to secure Summer Deaflympics in 2021. 

Logistics information:

Airport: Salgado Filho International Airport, in Porto Alegre (120 km away). It is possible to reach this airport with a direct flight from Portugal or other countries in Central and South America.

In the case of non-direct flight, where the entry is made in other states such as São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Brasília and others. It is also possible to connect the airports of São Paulo (CGH and VCP) directly to the Hugo Cantergiani Regional Airport in Caxias do Sul.

The first Deaflympics, known as the “International Silent Games”, were held in the summer of 1924 in Paris, and later on these Deaf Games were held every four years with a break during the World War Two. The Winter Deaflympics were first held in Austria in 1949. From 1924 to the present day, the ICSD has organized 23 Summer and 18 Winter Deaflympics in a year following the year of the Olympic Games.

UK Deaf Sport Board members and members of the UK Deaf Sport Performance Group have already started discussing and making plans around these games and will be working closely with the individual sports, the team managers and athletes to ensure that they are well prepared and informed of all the news and updates over the next year. 

‘We are all really excited about this announcement and will work closely with all our team managers and athletes to ensure that they are well supported over the next year. Our DeaflympicsGB team receive zero funding so one of our many priorities will be about raising awareness and approaching funding sources to support our athletes as they train hard over the next year before taking to the international stage and representing their Country. Our 2017 Deaflympics was a great success and I’m looking forward to leading the organisation forward to provide all support and efforts to make the 2021 games a bigger success on many different levels’

Valerie Copenhagen, Executive Director

Deaflympics 2021 Countdown

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