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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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DeaflympicsGB captain wins four silver medals at national competition

DeaflympicsGB Captain, Bethan Lishman from Cumbria wins four silver medals at the British Masters Athletics Federation Championships.  Bethan competed in three throwing events – hammer throw, shot put and weight throw. She won a silver medal in both hammer and weight throw. She also achieved two northern records and three personal bests. Bethan was born…

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Participants needed for research study into reaction times

Bangor University, supported by England Athletics, is conducting research on the reaction times of deaf and hearing athletes using different sensory stimuli. The project aims to inform the development of a standardised starting system (or systems) in track and field athletics for deaf and hearing athletes. Bangor University is looking to recruit a number of…

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DeaflympicsGB Announcement

It is with great disappointment that UK Deaf Sport announce the resignation of Christof Niklaus as the Chef de Mission for DeaflympicsGB for the 2021 Deaflympics due to personal reasons. UK Deaf Sport would like to extend its huge gratitude to Christof for all his hard work and voluntary hours that went into leading DeaflympicsGB…

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One team, two weeks and nine medals

  After years of preparation the DeaflympicsGB team travelled to Turkey to compete in one of the biggest events in sport. The 23rd summer Deaflympics was in Samsun Turkey. Samsun’s world class sporting facilities were ready and so were the DeaflympicsGB to compete against the rest of the world. DeaflympicsGB amassed a team consisting of…

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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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DeaflympicsGB appoint Media Officer

DeaflympicsGB appoint Media Officer DeaflympicsGB are proud to announce the appointment of Christopher Doyle as Media Officer for the Deaflympics in Samsun, Turkey this summer.  Christopher is a recent graduate from Nottingham Trent University in Broadcast Journalism and has already worked with Sky Sports and NTU Media outlets. Christopher most recently presented and led the media for the ‘six…

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DeaflympicsGB Football (Men) Squad Announced

DeaflympicsGB have announced their football squad (men) for the Deaflympics in Samsun 2017. Those representing DeaflympicsGB on the football pitch will be John Atkinson, Tom Boyle, Nick Gregory, Daniel Mace, Damien Wood, Harry Allen, Matt Byfield, Ben Lampert, Ross McCarthy, Phil Kamps, PJ Dolan, Rylan Casey, Oliver Manoochehri, Jeremy Millensted, Stuart Cameron, Phil Swift, Jamie…

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DeaflympicsGB Football (Women) Squad Announced

DeaflympicsGB have announced their football squad (women) for the Deaflympics in Samsun 2017. Those representing DeaflympicsGB on the football pitch will Emma Brown, Lucy Durham, Jennifer Evans, Louise Hogan, Debbie Hibbett, Victoria Briden, April Malin, Premi Pushpalingham, Molly Ripley, Claire Stancliffe, Mandy Tobin, Ceara Toal, Caroline Wilcock, Rachel Mallard, Katie McInnally, Helen O’Brien,  Sarah Page, Olivia…

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DeaflympicsGB Media Officer

Media OfficerOrganisationUK Deaf Sport (DeaflympicsGB)SalaryVoluntary (reasonable expenses)LocationMultiple locations dependent on sports (meetings in Loughborough) & Deaflympics in Samsun, TurkeyContract typeVolunteer (Part time)Closing date28 April 2017Job DescriptionAn exciting opportunity has arisen at DeaflympicsGB, for a media officer to join our core team on a voluntary basis. DeaflympicsGB are a multi-discipline sports team that will represent Great…

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DeaflympicsGB appoint Head Physiotherapist

DeaflympicsGB appoint Head Physiotherapist  DeaflympicsGB are proud to announce the appointment of Stephanie Dear as Head Physiotherapist for the Deaflympics in Samsun, Turkey this summer.  Steph graduated from Kings College London in 2010, immediately from which she began to work at Cambridge Rugby Club.  After a year as intern she was promoted to Head Physiotherapist, a position she held…

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DeaflympicsGB – Press Release

DeaflympicsGB are delighted to announce that Renee McGregor & Lewis Kind will be working with DeaflympicsGB athletes around nutrition & optimising performance in the run up to the Deaflympics in Samsun this summer.  Renee McGregor is a Performance and Clinical Dietitan. With years of experience and expertise in sports nutrition, she advises athletes from amateur, professional and…

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DeaflympicsGB Chef de Mission Inspection Visit for Deaflympics 2017

February 2017Chef de Mission, Christof Niklaus travelled to Samsun, Turkey for an inspection visit on behalf of DeaflympicsGB.Christof visited all nine sports venues as well as the Deaflympics Village where the DeaflympicsGB team will be staying at for the duration of the Deaflympics. Christof met with several key members of the 23rd Deaflympics Organising Committee,…

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