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.
ICSD President Dr. Valery Rukhledev participated in a Stone Laying Ceremony at the Synathlon building in Lausanne, which will become the future centre of International sport education and research in Switzerland.
Dr. Valery Rukhledev, the ICSD President was bestowed the LCCG Edward Miner Gallaudet Award for the "Cultural Advancement of the Deaf Community" for his significant contribution into the Cultural advancement of the Deaf Community
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.
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.
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.
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.