House of Lords recognises DeaflympicsGB

Posted on 11/10/17

UK Deaf Sport staff and DeaflympicsGB athletes at Parliamentary celebration
On Tuesday 10 October, UK Deaf Sport and DeaflympicsGB team enjoyed a fantastic reception at the House of Lords. The evening was hosted by Dawn Butler MP, Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities to celebrate the achievements of the DeaflympicsGB team at the 23rd Summer Deaflympics 2017 in Samsun, Turkey.

The Great Britain team won nine medals in total (three golds, one silver and five bronze), smashing their pre-Games target of five. It is great to see this success recognised. 

DeaflympicsGB Chef de Mission, Christof Niklaus said: 

“Recognition is critical for DeaflympicsGB and events like the parliamentary welcomes in Westminster and Edinburgh are hugely crucial in the UK Deaf Sport fight for athlete recognition and funding from DCMS for future Deaflympics. A huge thank you to Dawn Butler MP for hosting the DeaflympicsGB athletes and shedding much needed light on these amazing athletes.”

DeaflympicsGB team outside the House of Lords

UK Deaf Sport hopes the Summer Deaflympics 2017 will encourage more deaf people to take part in regular sport and physical activity in their local area. For more information on Deaflympics 2017, visit