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DeaflympicsGB 2021 – Update

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…

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Winter Deaflympics Congress

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…

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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:  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…

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Honorary President writes open letter to Prime Minister

Honorary President of UK Deaf Sport, Craig Crowley writes open letter to Prime Minister Theresa May, following success of Deaflympics GB Team at 2017 Summer Deaflympic Games in Samsun, Turkey.    Dear Prime Minister, Re: DeaflympicsGB I am writing to you in my capacity as Honorary President of UK Deaf Sport regarding your upcoming meeting…

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Chef de Mission Christof Niklaus announces DeaflympicsGB captains for Samsun

DeaflympicsGB & Chef de Mission Christof Niklaus are delighted to announce that Bethan Lishman & Tom Baxter will be the captains for the Deaflympics in Samsun, Turkey. The two captains will lead the team, mentor younger athletes & set the highest standards in order for DeaflympicsGB to succeed!! Tom Baxter a swimmer for DeaflympicsGB and…

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A short video from Chris Doyle discussing Athlete’s approach to the up coming games in Turkey.

Sports Media – How to Build Your Athlete Brand With more and more athletes using the media to share stories and experiences, it has become an important tool to build and manage their personal brand. In this course Dr Andrew Billings, Dr Kim Bissell and Dr Kenon Brown will discuss ways in which you can…

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Former Deaflympics President breaks four-year ‘silence’

  The current Honorary President of UK Deaf Sport (UKDS) and former President of International Committee of Sports for the Deaf (ICSD), Craig Crowley, breaks his four-year silence with Deaflympics taking place in Samsun, Turkey this summer. Craig describes his international leadership role as “the most challenging job in Deaf Sport” as he reminisces on…

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UKDS hopes Crowley’s changes will continue despite election blow

UK Deaf Sport has reacted with disappointment to the news that current International Committee of Sports for the Deaf (ICSD) President Craig Crowley was narrowly outvoted in his bid to gain a second term. Crowley, a former Chair of UKDS, will handover the presidency to Valery Rukhledev of Russia following the end of the Sofia…

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Total step in to keep DeaflympicsGB mobile

DeaflympicsGB’s preparations for the forthcoming Games have been boosted by generous support from telecommunications service provider Total. Total have kindly agreed to support the management team at the Deaflympics by supplying 20 mobile handsets, connection to and line rental with O2 and airtime credits for the duration of the Games. DeaflympicsGB Project Leader Gordon Hay commented: “We…

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Deaflympian Cathy steps up to become GB National Deaf Tennis Coach

Two-time Deaflympic Games medallist Catherine Fletcher has been named by the Tennis Foundation today as the new Great Britain Deaf Tennis Coach. The seven-time National Champion has taken up her position ahead of the 2013 National Deaf Tennis Championships, which will take place at the Gosling High Performance Centre, Welwyn Garden City from 4-6 May. Fletcher…

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ICSD to consider alternative hosts for 2013 Deaflympics

The ICDS statement begins: “Four years after being awarded the right to host the 2013 Deaflympics, the Greek government has formally confirmed that it will not provide financial support for the games. The International Committee of Sports for the Deaf will now consider alternatives to Greece as a host country.” ICDS President Craig Crowley admitted…

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Winter Deaflympics Chairman assumes responsibility

The Chairman of the 17th Winter Deaflympics Organising Committee assumes responsibility of the cancellation according to their website. http://www.2011deaflympics.org/ Extracted what Jaromir Ruda, Chairman has to say: – Chairman of the Organizing Committee of 17th Winter Deaflympics for bridging the time to obtain resources for the upcoming 17th Deaflympic Winter Games is trying to get…

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ICSD CEO Resigns

15 October 2010 Dear ICSD Members, I regret to announce that Tiffany Granfors, Chief Executive Officer, is leaving the ICSD organization after 10 years of service to join Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy Services (ADWAS) as their new Executive Director, effective after the 2011 Winter Deaflympics in Slovakia. ICSD has been extremely fortunate to have Tiffany’s…

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ICSD Winter Deaflympics Inspection

ICSD wishes to inform its member countries that CEO Tiffany Granfors will make a 3rd, and final, site inspection in Slovakia–focusing on their preparedness to host the upcoming Winter Deaflympics in February 2011. This trip–scheduled for next week–is beyond the usual one site inspection typically necessary to confirm a country’s readiness to host a Deaflympics.…

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ICSD statements on Deaflympics

International Committee of Sports for the Deaf (ICSD) President Craig Crowley has made separate statements on the Winter and the Summer Deaflympics. Both the statements are in International Sign Language (ISL) with English captions. President Crowley’s statement on 2011 Winter Deaflympics 2013 Summer Deaflympics statement. Both videos, and information about the Deaflympics in general can…

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ICSD meets with Greece Government to discuss 2013 Summer Deaflympics

The meeting was held between: Mr. Bitsaxi, Greece Sport Minister; Craig Crowley, ICSD President; Tiffany Granfors, ICSD Chief Executive Officer; Hellenic Athletic Federation of the Deaf. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss Greece’s financial hardship, which might affect the 2013 Deaflympics. The Greek Government is currently researching all possibilities to host the Deaflympics…

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