PRESS RELEASE: 1st World Deaf Youth Games in 2019
Dear ICSD Family,
Many of you have been concerned about the World Deaf Youth Games were to held in 2019 in Buenos Aires, Argentina (WDYG2019). Please note, that we have not received any formal written agreement between ICSD and the Argentinian Organizing Committee (OC) regarding the WDYG2019. It was important for the ICSD to have an official letter from Argentina that would show how the event would be held. Without such a document, the ICSD could not formally approve holding of the WDYG2019 in Argentina. Unfortunately, Argentina is no longer a candidate.
ICSD has been fortunate enough to have found an alternative country and we are very pleased to announce that ARMENIA has agreed to host the WDYG2019 in its capital city of Yerevan during the period of 10-21 June 2019. ICSD reserves the right to amend the dates of the competition during the Executive Board meeting in Yerevan in May/June 2018.
ICSD will inform all about sports for competitions in Yerevan soon.
In conclusion, ICSD and the Armenian OC are striving to make sure that these Games will be a great success for our young athletes!
Dr. Valery Rukhledev,
International Committee of Sports for the Deaf / Comite International des Sports des Sourds