News & Announcements


The 365-day Countdown to the 2017 Summer Deaflympics will begin on 18 June

2016 Jul 14
The highlight of the event will be the launch of the 2017 Summer Deaflympics countdown clock. The clock will be counting down the time to the 2017 Deaflympics Opening Ceremony, which is to take place on 18 July 2017.

High level Meeting in Samsun

2016 Apr 09
The Meeting of the Organising Committee for the 2017 Samsun Summer Deaflympics was held on 8 April 2016 in Samsun, Turkey.

Samsun 2016-2017: High expectations and High level

2016 Apr 04
ICSD CEO Mr. Dmitry Rebrov and ICSD Doping Control Officer Mr. Artem Buerov met with the TDSF President Mr. Yakup Kihtir last week at the TDSF headquarters in Ankara, Turkey
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TDSF President's Update about 2017 Samsun Summer Deaflympics

2016 Apr 02
Mr Yakup KIHTIR, TDSF President gives information on 2017 Samsun Deaflympics in Samsun, Turkey
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Jurgen Endress about MoU with International Olympic Committee

2016 Mar 29
Jurgen Endress, Deaf International Basketball Federation (DIBF) Secretary General, shares that the MoU is now the foundation of building the future for ICSD and its athletes.
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ICSD Executive Board reacts to the MoU

2016 Mar 15
ICSD Executive Board reacts to the MoU and other important highlights
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MoU - ICSD CEO Rebrov's Thoughts

2016 Mar 12
ICSD has been standing alone for 92 years, and now the MoU has been signed. IOC did recognize ICSD in 1955, but there was no relationship between both. Now on this day of 8 March 2016, it is a new "birthday" for ICSD.
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ICSD President: IOC Signs MoU with ICSD

2016 Mar 10
The MoU is signed by both the IOC and ICSD Presidents. It is a Memorandum of Understanding that confirms that both the IOC and the ICSD share the same objective of promoting physical and sporting activities for the well-being of society.

The IOC and the ICSD signed the Memorandum of Understanding at the International Olympic Committee headquarters

2016 Mar 09
On Tuesday, 8 March 2016 - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Committee of Sports for the Deaf (ICSD) signed the Memorandum of Understanding at the International Olympic Committee headquarters.
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President's Update - Happy Holidays

2015 Dec 29
Dr. Valery Rukhledev looks back at the events of 2015 that were accomplished under the current ICSD's administration.
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President's Update - World Olympian Forum

2015 Dec 03
Dr. Valery Nikititch Rukhledev shares his experience taking part in the work of the first World Olympian Forum.
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President's Update - ICSD Inspection Visit

2015 Dec 02
President Dr. Valery Nikititch Rukhledev shares an update about the ICSD Board members, staff and technical directors' trip to Samsun, Turkey for the 1st venue inspection. He gives praises to the Organising Committee (OC) for their satisfactory progress.

ICSD President's Statement on the Paris terrorist attacks

2015 Nov 16
A letter in response to the Paris attacks

Haryana Government includes Deaflympics in its sports policy

2015 May 12
The inclusion will allow Deaflympian medalists to be awarded cash, jobs and other benefits from their state government.

For immediate release

2014 Dec 23

Media Accreditation for 2015 Winter Deaflympics is now available

2014 Sep 30
Links are provided here for more information on the media accreditation.

Khanty-Mansiysk 2015

2014 Aug 26
ICSD has decided to hold the Winter Deaflympic games 2015 in Khanty-Mansiysk.

Invitation to bid for the 19th Winter Deaflympics - 2019 and 24th Summer Deaflympics - 2021

2014 Jun 07
For those considering making host-city bids, please refer to BIDDING PROCEDURES, under Deaflympics-Regulations, Rule DG3.

Updated Venue List

2013 May 15