Greetings to all,
Just a few weeks before the start of the 23rd Summer Deaflympics in Samsun, the world media attention is focused on the events around the upcoming Games.
I am very pleased to welcome the participants of the 46th Congress of the International Committee of Sports for the Deaf, athletes, delegates and guests of the Deaflympics in Samsun!
Deaflympics is a great event for all, regardless of things like age, race or religion and etc.
For us it is an opportunity to remind people that this sport event is not only a performance for the medal. This is a chance to find new friends, this is new experience and these are the positive emotions.
It is fantastic to promote sports and to promote a healthy lifestyle.
Thanks to all of you, other Deaf people have a chance to discover new kinds of sports and develop new relationships.
I invite everyone to come to Samsun and see with your own eyes the beauty and power of sports for the Deaf.
Samsun is ready for the Deaflympics and we are awaiting all of you at the global sports event for the Deaf Athletes!
See you all there in Samsun, Turkey!