23rd Summer Deaflympic Games, which had started on July 18 and brought together more than 3 thousand athletes from 97 countries, has ended with an closing ceremony in Yaşar Doğu Sports Hall on the 30th of July.
On July 18, 2017 at the Sheraton Grand Hotel during the final stage of the 46th ICSD Congress, the elections were held for the organization positions for the next four years: the Presıdent and the members of the Executive Committee.
On July 16, 2017 at the Grand Sheraton hotel the delegates of the International Sports Committee of the Deaf gathered to express their opinion and to give the feedback on the development of deaf sports around the world.
The torch of the 23rd Summer Deaflympics has arrived from Lausanne to Samsun, Turkey on July 3, 2017. People of Samsun greeted it in the grand ceremony held with the participation of Youth and Sports Minister Akif Çağatay KILIC in Batı Park.
It is with great sadness that the International Committee of Sports for the Deaf has learnt of the death of Vasyl Sandugei, the former President of Ukrainian Deaf Sport Federation in Ukraine, at the age of 61.
23rd Deaflympics which will be opened with a magnificent ceremony in Samsun on July 18 and will continue until July 30, will make a great economic contribution to hotel and motel companies in Samsun and many other sectors.
Delegation members of the ICSD Executive Board visited the remaining sports venues that were in the final stages of construction. The venues for athletics, shooting, bowling are now fully constructed. These sports venues are now undergoing final work.