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ICSD President's Message Safety Takes Priority There were a lot of rumors recently about unsafe environment during the 2017 Summer Deaflympics. I would like to share with all of you that Samsun historically has been a non-political, quiet and conservative city.
Posted: 2017 Jan 27

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ICSD President on Turkey Attack on 01 January 2017 ICSD President on Istanbul Nightclub Attack, early Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017
Posted: 2017 Jan 01

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ICSD President on Turkey Attack We stand together today with people of Turkey and we express our deepest sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims and to the Government of Turkey.
Posted: 2016 Dec 14

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Letter by the Minister of Youth and Sports, Republic of Turkey Akif Cagatay Kilic, Turkish Minister of Youth and Sports, released a letter with updates on Turkey's preparations for the 23rd Summer Deaflympics and giving strong assurances on security.
Posted: 2016 Dec 14

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Ukrainian Deaf Delegation has visited 2017 Deaflympics Venues Last November, Ukrainian Deaf Delegation has visited Samsun for inspection on the preparatory work of the 2017 Summer Deaflympics.
Posted: 2016 Dec 13

ICSD President Dr. Valery Rukhledev and Youth and Sports Minister Akif Cagatay Kilic met in Istanbul on the 7  October 2016.

ICSD President and Turkish Youth and Sports Minister met in Istanbul on 7 October 2016 ICSD President Dr. Valery Rukhledev and Turkish Youth and Sports Minister Mr. Akif Cagatay Kilic met in Istanbul on 7 October 2016
Posted: 2016 Oct 13

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ICSD Statement about Turkey. The 365-Day Countdown Began! This military coup in Turkey was deeply shocking. ICSD strongly condemns it as barbaric and cowardly act. This is not only attack on the government of Turkey, on humanity but on all humanitarian and Olympic Values.
Posted: 2016 Jul 21

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The 365-day Countdown to the 2017 Summer Deaflympics will begin on 18 June 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.
Posted: 2016 Jul 14

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

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Samsun 2016-2017: High expectations and High level 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
Posted: 2016 Apr 04

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TDSF President's Update about 2017 Samsun Summer Deaflympics Mr Yakup KIHTIR, TDSF President gives information on 2017 Samsun Deaflympics in Samsun, Turkey
Posted: 2016 Apr 02

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Jurgen Endress about MoU with International Olympic Committee 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.
Posted: 2016 Mar 29

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ICSD Executive Board reacts to the MoU ICSD Executive Board reacts to the MoU and other important highlights
Posted: 2016 Mar 15

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MoU - ICSD CEO Rebrov's Thoughts 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.
Posted: 2016 Mar 12

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ICSD President: IOC Signs MoU with ICSD 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.
Posted: 2016 Mar 10

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The IOC and the ICSD signed the Memorandum of Understanding at the International Olympic Committee headquarters 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.
Posted: 2016 Mar 09

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President's Update - Happy Holidays Dr. Valery Rukhledev looks back at the events of 2015 that were accomplished under the current ICSD's administration.
Posted: 2015 Dec 29

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

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President's Update - ICSD Inspection Visit 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.
Posted: 2015 Dec 02

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ICSD President's Statement on the Paris terrorist attacks A letter in response to the Paris attacks
Posted: 2015 Nov 16

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Haryana Government includes Deaflympics in its sports policy The inclusion will allow Deaflympian medalists to be awarded cash, jobs and other benefits from their state government.
Posted: 2015 May 12

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Posted: 2014 Dec 23

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Media Accreditation for 2015 Winter Deaflympics is now available Links are provided here for more information on the media accreditation.
Posted: 2014 Sep 30