Summer Games of Deaf Athletes in Russia
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.
According to our current information, the sports event is organised by the Government of the Russian Federation and the All-Russian Sports Federation of Deaf Sport (OSFSG). The sports organisation is not a full member of the ICSD. According to the Sports Federation, the word "Deaflympics" will not be used officially at the event.
The ICSD strongly states that it has not and will not give any form of permission for the use of the word "Deaflympics" and will closely monitor the organisation of the Russian Summer Games of Deaf Athletes "We are together. Sport" event and, if necessary, take action and take the necessary steps against any possible unlawful use of the word "Deaflympics".
The position of President of the All-Russian Sports Federation of Deaf Sport in volunteer work is held by Dmitry Rebrov, CEO of the ICSD. At the request of the ICSD President Dr. Ádám Kósa and Vice President Dr. Yutaka Osugi, Mr. Dmitry Rebrov has agreed to refrain from promoting and organising the Summer Games of Deaf Athletes "We are together. Sport"