New Official Deaflympics Logo

Frederick, MD - Deaflympics, a major quadrennial Olympic-equivalent for the Deaf, finally has a new and official Deaflympic logo. 

In May 2001, the International Olympic Committee approved the request from CISS for a change of name from Deaf World Games to Deaflympics.

With input from delegates during the 38th CISS Congress in February 2003, the logo design was then modified and recently approved by the CISS Management Team.

The logo designer is Mr. Ralph Fernandez, a 1985 silver medallist in 1000m-sprint cycling.

Mr. Fernandez, a professional graphic and web designer, was selected among deaf designers to finalize the design.

About Deaflympic Games

The Deaflympic Games, under the auspices of the Comité International des Sports des Sourds (International Committee of Deaf Sports - CISS) were first competed in Paris in 1924, making it the oldest among the disabled sports organizations. It also receives official recognition and patronage from the International Olympic Committee.

CISS is an international governing body for deaf sports, with nearly 90 nation members and is led by an executive committee of 8 Deaf persons. Mr. John M. Lovett, of Melbourne, Australia, is President, with Dr. Donalda K. Ammons, of Washington, D.C. USA, as Secretary General. The CISS headquarters are in Frederick, Maryland