ICSD President's Message on IOC - ICSD Meeting

Dear athletes and members, 

Greetings from the IOC Headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland.

We have just had a 2 (two) hour long joint meeting with representatives from the IOC and ICSD in attendance.
A very robust discussion was had with many topics covered including women in sports, our athletes commission and our governance.

In the spirit of our long-standing partnership, the sentiment from the IOC was such they are committed to support ICSD in its reform journey towards a strong and sustainable future for our deaf athletes. 

We agreed on our next steps and this will include providing the IOC with our closing report of our discussions, after which our focus will move towards our reform journey. 

The IOC also invited the ICSD team for a follow up dialogue in November to agree on priorities, moving forward.

I am feeling inspired by the show of support from the IOC to work side by side with the ICSD.

I thank members for all their support leading up to this important dialogue with the IOC and I look forward to sharing more details as they come to hand.

Thank you.

Kind regards,

Rebecca Adam

ICSD President