Samsun 2017

Location:Samsun, Turkey
Opening Date:18 Jul 2017
Closing Date:30 Jul 2017
Nations:19
Athletes:88
     Men:88
     Women:0
Rukhledev, Kihtir and Baltacı at closing ceremony

Samsun Deaflympics 2017 Has Ended

31 Jul 2017
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

Mayor Yusuf Ziya Yilmaz & Ruhkledev at golf course

Samsun Makes History

28 Jul 2017
Samsun Golf Club has become a part of the history in Deaflympics
Samsun 2017 - Anti-doping

Samsun - 23rd Summer Deaflympics 2017 is a Success Story

25 Jul 2017
Turkey is the center of attention from across the world for the deaf community. Samsun was given the chance to show the world what they could deliver.
Samsun 2017 - ISCD Workshop in Sheraton Grand Samsun Hotel

The ICSD President Arrived to Samsun

12 Jul 2017
On the 12th of July, the ICSD President, Valery Rukhledev arrived to Samsun for the 23rd Summer Deaflympics.
Samsun 2017 - ISCD Workshop in Sheraton Grand Samsun Hotel

Deaflympics Torch Arrived to Samsun

04 Jul 2017
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.
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Samsun 2017 Deaflympics Torch Relay gets under way as Deaflympic Flame lit in Lausanne

29 Jun 2017
The Ceremony of lighting Torch for the Summer Deaflympcis Samsun 2017 will be held on Monday, 3rd July, in Lausanne, Olympic Capital of the world.
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Samsun is ready for the Deaflympics!

26 Jun 2017
Video Message from ICSD President Dr. Valery Rukhledev
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Deaflympics Will Also Be Good For Tourism in Samsun

20 Jun 2017
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.
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The last event of

07 Jun 2017
The last event of "Olympic Day", which is celebrated worldwide was organized in Samsun, where host 23rd Summer Deaflympics.
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Samsun is learning International Sign

14 May 2017
Before 23rd Summer Deaflympics Samsun, a social event was held in a shopping centre on the purpose of taking attention to International Sign
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97th Anniversary of April 23 National sovereignty and children's day was calabrated in Samsun enthusiatically

23 Apr 2017
97th Anniversary of April 23 National Sovereignty and Children's Day was celebrated with the participation of Mr. Ibrahim SAHIN, Samsun Governor, and protocol members of Samsun in Mustafa Dagıstanlı Sports Hall
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Samsun 2017 Inspection

29 Mar 2017
From February 18 to 22, more than 70 delegates from 34 countries came to Samsun, Turkey to inspect the sports venues and Village of the Deaflympics to ensure that it's ready for the 23rd Summer Deaflympics.
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ICSD Video News: 2nd Chef De Mission Seminar in Samsun

09 Mar 2017
ICSD video in International Sign highlights the Chef de Mission Seminar in Samsun, Turkey
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High level Meeting in Samsun

09 Apr 2016
The Meeting of the Organising Committee for the 2017 Samsun Summer Deaflympics was held on 8 April 2016 in Samsun, Turkey.
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Samsun 2016-2017: High expectations and High level

04 Apr 2016
ICSD CEO Mr. Dmitry Rebrov and ICSD Doping Control Officer Mr. Artem Buerov met with the TDSF President Mr. Yakup Kihtir last week at the TDSF headquarters in Ankara, Turkey
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TDSF President's Update about 2017 Samsun Summer Deaflympics

02 Apr 2016
Mr Yakup KIHTIR, TDSF President gives information on 2017 Samsun Deaflympics in Samsun, Turkey

A fast-growing major Black Sea port city with population already over half a million, Samsun has two universities, several hospitals, shopping malls, manufacturing industry and an opera. It also boasts of having numerous sports facilities.  The city was a recent host of the 6th Para-Taekwondo World Championship, followed by World Taekwondo Grand Prix series 2.

"Samsun is a sport city,"  Samsun Governor Ibrahim Sahin was quoted saying.  "We are building new sports facilities (in advance for the 2017 Deaflympics)."