News & Announcements

Guido gives his presentation

ICSD Executive Board welcomes Mr. Guido Zanecchia

2023 May 02
The ICSD Executive Board announces that Mr. Pier Paolo Samueli from Italy has resigned from his position as Executive Board Member-at-Large.
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ICSD Athletes Commission News

2023 Apr 28
ICSD, Athletes Commission of ICSD, and ICSD Executive Board would like to inform you that two elected members of the Athletes Commission have been replaced by two new members. The decision to replace these members was made due to their lack of availabili
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ICSD President' Message on the 2024 Winter Deaflympics

2023 Apr 28
I would like to make a short report on the preparations for the 20th Winter Deaflympics. Next Winter Deaflympics will take place in Ankara, the capital of Turkey, from 18-28 February 2024, in 7 sports.

2nd World Deaf Judo Championships in 2024

2023 Apr 21
Iran has been confirmed as the host of the 2nd World Deaf Judo Championships in Tehran on 01-05 February 2024.
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The World Deaf Orienteering Championships Information

2023 Mar 22
The 5th World Deaf Orienteering Championships and 1st World Deaf Junior Orienteering Championships will be held in Stockholm from 29 August to 05 September 2023.

Summer Games of Deaf Athletes in Russia

2023 Mar 21
The International Committee of Sport for the Deaf (ICSD) has announced about the Summer Games of Deaf Athletes "We are together. Sport" - which will be held in the Russian Federation this summer.

World Championships Basketball Draw

2023 Mar 16
The draw will be held on March 17th at 12:00 PM local time (Greece / CET)
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International Women's Day - ICSD Women In Sport Commission

2023 Mar 08
As a leader of the World Deaf Sports Movement, the ICSD is taking continuous responsibility, but we all need to be in this together and take step in the collective push towards gender equality in the Deaf Sports.
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ICSD Celebrates International Women's Day

2023 Mar 08
Let's stop for a moment to look at the challenges that deaf women face in sport.
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Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year in 2022

2023 Feb 23
The ICSD is pleased to announce the Award of Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year for 2022. These athletes have demonstrated outstanding performances in their respective sports and are role models for other athletes, particularly for the youth.

ICSD bans former Athletics Technical Director for sexual harassment

2022 Nov 10
ICSD has banned for 30 years the former Athletics Technical Director from all sporting and official events organised by the ICSD, ICSD members, and associate member organisations after finding him guilty of sexually harassing one female member.

Representatives from IOC and ICSD meet at the Olympic House

2022 Jul 10
After numerous remote meetings, representatives of the IOC and the ICSD met at the Olympic House on 5 July 2022 to discuss the current situation around the global deaf sport.

ICSD Protocols to prevent the spread of infection

2022 Jun 03
ICSD recognises the importance of maintaining the safety and health of athletes, coaches, ICSD staff and local organising committees during the worldwide COVID pandemic.

New ICSD Athletes Commission is established

2022 May 16
The elections of the ICSD Athlete Commission took place during 24th Summer Deaflympics in Caxias do Sul, Brazil in May 2022.

Closing Ceremony - ICSD President's speech

2022 May 15
We received about 5,000 people here, 2401 athletes from 73 nations. 50 of the 73 countries that competed rose to the podium in Caxias do Sul that's fabulous. Thousands of athletes will take medals and memories, certainly positive from Caxias do Sul.

Opening Ceremony - ICSD President's speech

2022 May 01
Today we start writing a new chapter of the Deaflympic History! We can write this chapter because of your hosts - Brazilian people whom we thank wholeheartedly for welcoming us and our Games. We have first Deaflympics in South America!

Deaflympics 2021 in Bowling

2022 Apr 12
ICSD is very pleased to announce that the bowling venue for the 24th Deaflympics is not canceled. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia has graciously accepted being the host city. It will take place on 20 - 30 October 2022. The Deaflympics awards ceremony for bowling a
Vadym Marchenko curl and Olena Zubarieva stands

'Helpful to stop thinking about war': Ukrainian deaf curlers thankful to be in Canada for world championships

2022 Mar 23
The World Deaf Curling Championships (WDCC) are underway in Banff, with a total of 10 teams — five women’s and five men’s — gathered from around the world at the Fenlands Recreation Centre for two weeks of competition, with players hailing from Canada, th

International Women Day

2022 Mar 08
On behalf of the ICSD Women in Sports Commission, we sincerely wish all of you, athletes, coaches, leaders and sports fans, on this beautiful day, March 8

Next 49th ICSD Congress

2022 Mar 07
Austria has been confirmed as the host of the 49th ICSD Congress in Vienna, Austria on 09-10 September 2022

ICSD calls for peace ahead of the 2021 Summer Deaflympics in Brazil

2022 Mar 05
The ICSD is among the latest International Federation to follow the recommendations set out by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in response to the involvement of Russia and Belarus in the invasion

5th World Deaf Volleyball Championships in 2024

2022 Feb 23
Japan has been confirmed as the host of the 5th World Deaf Volleyball Championships in Tomigusuku city, Okinawa on 21-30 June 2024

2nd World Deaf Indoor Athletics Championships in 2023

2022 Jan 23
Poland has been confirmed as the host of the 2nd World Deaf Indoor Athletics Championships in Torun, Poland on 22-25 March 2023

WADA's 2022 Prohibited List now in force

2022 Jan 03
Each year, the WADA updates its List of Prohibited Substances and Methods, the list which designates what substances and methods are prohibited in sport, both in- and out-of-competition. As such, the 2022 version comes into force on 1 January 2022. Athlet