News & Announcements


Curling competitions at the 2019 Winter Deaflympics

2019 May 04
For the curling competition at the 2019 Winter Deaflympics from 11-20 December 2019 in Madesimo, Italy, ICSD Executive Board has decided to increase the maximum number of teams for both genders from ten (10) to twelve (12).

2019 World Deaf Tennis Championships Update

2019 May 04
Turkish Deaf Sport Federation (Turkey) has been confirmed as the host of the 2nd World Deaf Tennis Championships in Antalya, Turkey
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ICSD Legal Committee invites candidates for members

2019 Apr 30
The ICSD is seeking for new members - representatives from EDSO (Europe), CADS (Africa) and PANAMDES (Americas) Regions.
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2019 World Deaf Cycling Championships: update

2019 Apr 29
Information on the 2019 World Deaf Cycling Championships in Turkey
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News from Lausanne

2019 Apr 14
The ICSD Board has been in meetings for the last two days. The meeting with the IOC was an opportunity to follow up on items discussed at our previous meeting. We also agreed to work on strengthening our partnership as per our memorandum of understanding

2019 WADA Symposium

2019 Apr 05
A review of the World Anti-Doping Code (Code) and its associated International Standards, as well as compliance and capturing athletes’ views were among the main themes at the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA’s) 15th Annual Symposium held in Lausanne, Swi
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ICSD Announcement

2019 Mar 11
The ICSD Board and I are delighted to advise that the ICSD CEO, Mr Dmitry Rebrov has been appointed by the United Nations to sit on their Committee of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)

2020 World Deaf Championships Update

2019 Mar 03
Switzerland has been confirmed as the host of the 2nd World Deaf Shooting Championships on 14-20 June 2020. Turkey has been confirmed as the host of the World Deaf Wrestling Championships on 01-06 June 2020.
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DIFA Seminar in Bangkok

2019 Mar 01
DIFA organized and held this football seminar on topical issues of development, which was very positive and informative for all participants.

2020 World Deaf Volleyball Championships Update

2019 Feb 21
Italy has been confirmed as the host of the 4th World Deaf Volleyball Championships
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Chess for 2019 Winter Deaflympics

2019 Feb 16
Information on chess for 2019 Winter Deaflympics in Italy
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Update Brazil Symposium

2019 Feb 12
On the weekend, the ICSD Executive Board met to discuss advice received from the Organising Committee of the Brazil Symposium that due to low numbers of members indicating their intention to participate that they were not progressing with the symposium. I
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Voting privileges for Associate Members

2019 Jan 28
One is to review a possible change in voting privileges for associate members. Currently, only full members meaning national deaf sports federations can vote at the Congress.
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Status of the ICSD Technical Directors

2019 Jan 23
The TDs are on volunteer-based; moreover, they are ready to work for World Deaf Sports Championships and Deaflympics.
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Reform Commisison - Option on new MOU arrangement with our IDSFs

2019 Jan 22
At our recent meeting, the commission discussed establishing new MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) arrangement with our IDSFs (International Deaf Sports Federations).
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Independent ICSD Ethics and Complaints Commission

2019 Jan 21
We discussed having an independent Ethics and Complaints Commission at ICSD. Its purpose will be to resolve any complaints raised under its terms of reference.
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The ICSD Reform Symposium in Brazil

2019 Jan 20
It is with pleasure that I advise that the ICSD Executive Board have approved the hosting of the 2nd ICSD Reform Symposium

2019 World Deaf Basketball Championships Update

2019 Jan 17
Polish Deaf Sports Accosiation (Poland) has been confirmed as the host of the World Deaf Basketball Championships
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ICSD Reform for Athletes?

2019 Jan 13
One of these recommendations is to establish an ICSD Athletes Commission and for the Chair of the Athletes Commission to have a seat on the ICSD Executive Board with voting rights.
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ICSD Reform and Associate Members?

2019 Jan 13
One of these initiatives is a new membership process for sports to become an ICSD Associate Members (IDSF)
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New ICSD Legal Commisison

2019 Jan 11
The ICSD board has approved the establishment of the ICSD Legal Commission. Its main work will be to provide legal review of the current constitution and bylaws as well the proposed new constitution and bylaws.

2018 Best Sportsmen and Sportswomen Award Finalists

2018 Dec 22
2018 Best Sportsmen and Sportswomen Award
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2019 Happy New Year Wishes and Greetings

2018 Dec 21
As we greet the New Year, I am delighted to join all ICSD members and athletes in welcoming the year 2019 both at home and abroad. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the ICSD Board, Staff, ICSD Members and athletes for their efforts in the pas
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ICSD President's Greeting to the 2019 Winter Deaflympics OC

2018 Dec 19
After Khanty-Mansiysk and Magnitogorsk in Russia, it will be the turn of the great nation of Italy to host the athletes of the Winter Deaflympics.