News & Announcements

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First message of the ICSD President

2019 Jul 09
All former Presidents of ICSD (CISS) have the same goal in putting the focus on Deaf Athletes who are the most important. We shall continue the same goal.

New ICSD President

2019 Jun 21
The ICSD Executive Board wishes to announce the appointment of the ICSD Vice President of World Sports, Mr. Kang CHEN, as the ICSD Interim President with immediate effect.
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2019 Congress

2019 Jun 12
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SportAccord and GAISF meetings in Gold Coast

2019 May 21
It certainly shows we are not alone in dealing with these important issues and that we have a whole community of international federations for support and advice.

Curling competitions at the 2019 Winter Deaflympics

2019 May 04
For the curling competition at the 2019 Winter Deaflympics from 11-20 December 2019 in Madesimo, Italy, ICSD Executive Board has decided to increase the maximum number of teams for both genders from ten (10) to twelve (12).
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News from Lausanne

2019 Apr 14
The ICSD Board has been in meetings for the last two days. The meeting with the IOC was an opportunity to follow up on items discussed at our previous meeting. We also agreed to work on strengthening our partnership as per our memorandum of understanding
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ICSD Announcement

2019 Mar 11
The ICSD Board and I are delighted to advise that the ICSD CEO, Mr Dmitry Rebrov has been appointed by the United Nations to sit on their Committee of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)
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Chess for 2019 Winter Deaflympics

2019 Feb 16
Information on chess for 2019 Winter Deaflympics in Italy
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Update Brazil Symposium

2019 Feb 12
On the weekend, the ICSD Executive Board met to discuss advice received from the Organising Committee of the Brazil Symposium that due to low numbers of members indicating their intention to participate that they were not progressing with the symposium. I
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New ICSD Legal Commisison

2019 Jan 11
The ICSD board has approved the establishment of the ICSD Legal Commission. Its main work will be to provide legal review of the current constitution and bylaws as well the proposed new constitution and bylaws.
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2019 Happy New Year Wishes and Greetings

2018 Dec 21
As we greet the New Year, I am delighted to join all ICSD members and athletes in welcoming the year 2019 both at home and abroad. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the ICSD Board, Staff, ICSD Members and athletes for their efforts in the pas
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ICSD President's Greeting to the 2019 Winter Deaflympics OC

2018 Dec 19
After Khanty-Mansiysk and Magnitogorsk in Russia, it will be the turn of the great nation of Italy to host the athletes of the Winter Deaflympics.
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New chair of the ICSD Technical Commission

2018 Dec 13
ICSD is thrilled to announce the appointment of Mr Martin Bogard to the role of Chair of the ICSD Technical Commission.
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New member of the ICSD Reform Commission

2018 Nov 19
I am pleased and delighted that we have a new person from that region to fill the vacancy on the commission. His name is Yukata Osugi and he is an ideally qualified to fill this role having been involved in ICSD’s work on reform in the early days of ICSD’
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ICSD President's Message on ICSD Reform Commisison

2018 Oct 19
The new ICSD Reform Commission is responsible for the co-ordination and oversight of the ICSD Reform Program and will play a very important role in the changes taking place in ICSD
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ICSD President's Greetings to the 2018 EDSO Congress

2018 Oct 18
I thought I would share with you the 4 key goals that I would like to see ICSD working to achieve...
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ICSD President's Message on 2019 Winter Deaflympics

2018 Sep 13
It is with pleasure that I inform you that ICSD met with representatives from the Federazione Sport Sordi Italia (FSSI), the Organising Committee of the 2019 Winter Deaflympics in Italy and that we agreed to proceed with signing of the hosting agreement f
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Summary on IOC - ICSD Meeting

2018 Sep 13
This is just a few examples of the exciting partnership that lie ahead of ICSD and IOC and I am feeling very inspired by these real and meaningful opportunities for ICSD and IOC to work side by side, going forward
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ICSD President's Message on IOC - ICSD Meeting

2018 Sep 12
We have just had a 2 (two) hour long joint meeting with representatives from the IOC and ICSD in attendance. A very robust discussion was had with many topics covered including women in sports, our athletes commission and our governance.
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ICSD President's Message on Commissions

2018 Aug 28
The ICSD Commissions play a vital role in the effective functioning and governance of ICSD and we need more members involved to make them work
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ICSD President's Message on Extraordinary Congress

2018 Aug 24
More information about the recent request for an ICSD Extraordinary Congress (EC) received on 27 July 2018
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ICSD President's Message on IOC

2018 Aug 20
A short update about the ICSD situation with the IOC. Since then, ICSD has been working with the IOC Ethics and Compliance Office to provide the following information: • ICSD financial reports • ICSD accounts • ICSD reform documents
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New ICSD President's Message

2018 Aug 11
With every new ICSD President there inevitably comes a change in emphasis and culture. Under my leadership, ICSD will provide more transparency, increase the frequency of its communications, and improve its engagement with our stakeholders. We are worki

ICSD President's Letter

2018 Aug 02
Following Dr. Valery Rukhledev’s decision to step down from the office of President, the ICSD Executive Board appointed Mrs. Adam as ICSD President at its board meeting in Yerevan, Armenia on Saturday 29 July 2018