The Deaflympics also known as Deaflympiad (previously called World Games for the Deaf, and International Games for the Deaf) are an International Olympic Committee (IOC)-sanctioned event at which deaf athletes compete at an elite level. Unlike the athletes in other IOC-sanctioned events (the Olympics, the Paralympics, and the Special Olympics), the Deaflympians cannot be guided by sounds (e.g., the starter’s guns, bullhorn commands or referee whistles).
On the 15th November 2023, UK Deaf Sport launched our Fair Play for Deaf Athletes Campaign in Parliament. Supported by GB Deaf Swimmer Nathan Young, England Deaf Women’s Football Captain Claire Stancliffe, and Deaf Triathlete Oliver Prichard, we launched the campaign to the UK Government. We ask to end the discrimination against elite deaf athletes and…
Can you lead the DeaflympicsGB Team to success at the next Winter Deaflympics 2024 & Summer Deaflympics 2025?
https://youtu.be/uLGCDQ2a1SY https://youtu.be/88UKQx2sp_I The Board of UK Deaf Sport, after thorough consultation with sports, athletes and advisors, has agreed unanimously that it would be irresponsible to send a DeaflympicsGB Team to the 2022 Deaflympics in Brazil. A number of critical issues were raised during consultation and it was agreed that with only a few months to prepare for…
https://youtu.be/tsEv6RI_U30 On November 27th, the ICSD (International Committee of Sports for the Deaf ) extraordinary congress was held in Lausanne Switzerland. The Congress was moderated by World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) by Vice President Kasper Bergmann and attended by 55 Members – three of whom attended remotely. ICSD is the main governing body responsible for…
https://youtu.be/iZNJh0yTjWk It has been announced that the 24th Summer Deaflympics will now be held in same facilities of the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games in the city of Rio de Janeiro – RJ Brazil’s Olympic Park, from November 6th to 20th, 2022. These changes were decided by the CBDS (Confederaco Brasilieira De Desportos De Surdos)…
https://youtu.be/cbVvAq4AzOU Deaflympics GB team The Confederação Brasileira de Desportos dos Surdos (CBDS) has been selected by ICSD and are confirmed to host and deliver the 24th Summer Deaflympics in Caxias do Sul, in Brazil next year between 5th-21st December 2021. DeaflympicsGB participation at the 23rd Summer Deaflympics Games held in Samsun, Turkey, was full of…
Last year, an unfortunate administrative mistake was made affecting three representatives (Craig Crowley, Philip Gerrard and Gordon Hay) at the Winter Deaflympics Congress in Italy. At the time the Board, staff and volunteers at UK Deaf Sport worked hard to try and resolve the situation, however, we were unsuccessful and therefore wish to extend our…
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: https://www.deaflympics.com/news/brazil-declares-host-for-the-summer-deaflympics-in-2021 The International Committee of Sports for the Deaf (ICSD) is pleased to release today that Confederação Brasileira de Desportos…
British Orienteering are working with UK Deaf Sport to understand the demand for and potential of a Great Britain orienteering team entering the Deaflympics in 2021. Orienteering is one of the 18 sports recognised for the summer Deaf Olympics which will be held in either Dubai or Los Angeles in 2021. The orienteering competitions will…
Summer Deaflympics Medals
|Los Angeles 1985||Summer||48||12||60|
|Madonna di Campiglio 1983||Winter||3||0||3|
|Washington DC 1965||Summer||37||6||43|