Executive Board

David Lanesman

Curriculum Vitae:


1958:               Attended school for the deaf, St Vincent School for the Deaf, Johannesburg, SA

1967:               Started sports activities at school – football, athletics and swimming

1970:               Broke school record at high jump under 15 1972

1972:               Elected as Students Council head

                        Captained first ever school cricket team.

1973:              Graduated from school


Deaf sports activities

1974:               Played for Pretoria Deaf Rugby Team

1977:               Pretoria Deaf Athletics Secretary

1978:               Joined South African Deaf Sports Federation as Treasurer under legendary Max Ordman

1978:               Selected to represent Northern Transvaal Deaf Rugby to play annual National competition

1979:               Joint Organiser of the very first South African deaf sport Championships (Badminton).


1980-1984:      Played rugby and volleyball at the same time.

1986:               Secretary General - Israel Deaf Sports Organisation (IDSO)

1987:               Instrumental in setting up the IDSO as an independent registered organisation

1992:               Organising secretary –EDSO Basketball Championships in Israel

1995:               Organising chairman – EDSO Table Tennis Championships in Israel

1997-2009:      President IDSO


International Involvement

1987: Delegate to ICSD Congress and EDSO Congress, Oslo/Norway

Delegate to EDSO Congress (1988, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004,

Delegate to ICSD Congress (1989, 1993, 1995, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005


Vice President ICSD (2005-2017) and re-elected in 2021

ICSD Activities:

Oslo 1987 *Delegate
Christchurch 1989 *Delegate
Sofia 1993 *Delegate
Yllas 1995 *Delegate
Copenhagen 1997 *Team Leader
Davos 1999 *Delegate
Rome 2001 *Delegate
Sundsvall 2003 *Delegate
Melbourne 2005 *Delegate
Salt Lake 2007 *ICSD Executive Board
Sofia 2007Team Leader
Toulouse 2008ICSD Executive Board
Buenos Aires 2008ICSD Executive Board
Taipei 2009 *ICSD Executive Board
Lublin 2010ICSD Executive Board
Cherkasy 2011ICSD Executive Board
Buenos Aires 2011ICSD Executive Board
Palermo 2011ICSD Executive Board
Bucheon 2011ICSD Executive Board
Samsun 2017 *ICSD Executive Board
Valtellina - Valchiavenna 2019 *Delegate
Lausanne 2021Delegate
Caxias do Sul 2022 *ICSD Executive Board
* Deaflympics