News & Announcements

Adam Kosa and Thomas Back share a friendly handshake in front of a table adorned with an Olympic symbol, with a scenic view through the window.

ICSD President meets with IOC President Bach in Lausanne

2023 Jun 21
Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), received Adam Kosa, President of the International Committee of Sports for the Deaf (ICSD), at the Olympic House on 13 June 2023.
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Ankara 2024 - Site Inspection

2023 Jun 09
Video announcing site inspection for the Winter Deaflympics in Türkiye.
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ICSD President' Message on the 2024 Winter Deaflympics

2023 Apr 28
I would like to make a short report on the preparations for the 20th Winter Deaflympics. Next Winter Deaflympics will take place in Ankara, the capital of Turkey, from 18-28 February 2024, in 7 sports.

ICSD bans former Athletics Technical Director for sexual harassment

2022 Nov 10
ICSD has banned for 30 years the former Athletics Technical Director from all sporting and official events organised by the ICSD, ICSD members, and associate member organisations after finding him guilty of sexually harassing one female member.

Closing Ceremony - ICSD President's speech

2022 May 15
We received about 5,000 people here, 2401 athletes from 73 nations. 50 of the 73 countries that competed rose to the podium in Caxias do Sul that's fabulous. Thousands of athletes will take medals and memories, certainly positive from Caxias do Sul.

Opening Ceremony - ICSD President's speech

2022 May 01
Today we start writing a new chapter of the Deaflympic History! We can write this chapter because of your hosts - Brazilian people whom we thank wholeheartedly for welcoming us and our Games. We have first Deaflympics in South America!

Deaflympics 2021 in Bowling

2022 Apr 12
ICSD is very pleased to announce that the bowling venue for the 24th Deaflympics is not canceled. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia has graciously accepted being the host city. It will take place on 20 - 30 October 2022. The Deaflympics awards ceremony for bowling a

ICSD calls for peace ahead of the 2021 Summer Deaflympics in Brazil

2022 Mar 05
The ICSD is among the latest International Federation to follow the recommendations set out by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in response to the involvement of Russia and Belarus in the invasion
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2022 Season Greetings of the ICSD President

2021 Dec 31
We are very pleased with all the progress made with our ICSD. It has been a hard year for the whole world, but we are continuously striving to enhance ourselves in order to remain at the highest level.
Gustavo signing the paper with Ewald and SER representatives

Organizing Committee and SER Caxias sign contract to lease space for Deaflympics

2021 Dec 17
Estadio Centenário will be the stage for the men's and women's football final of the games that will take place from May 1st to 15th, 2022, in Caxias do Sul

Caxias du Sol Confirmed as the Host City for 24th Summer Deaflympics

2021 Nov 30
During the second day of ICSD Extraordinary Congress in Lausanne, Switzerland, the Brazil Deaf Sports Federation has made the decision to have Caxias du Sol be the host city for the Summer Deaflympics 2022. The decision was approved by the Congress.

Members of the ICSD Executive Board approved by Congress

2021 Nov 30
The last item of business before the Extraordinary Congress adjourned was the election of the Executive Board. Gustavo Perazzolo, who had been the Interim President since Kang Chen resigned in September 2020, was chosen to continue his presidential role u

Deaflympics recruits volunteers for an event that will bring together more than 6,000 athletes in Caxias

2021 Nov 08
The Organizing Committee estimates that around 1000 volunteers will be mobilized for the event, in addition to other contingents that will work in various areas.
Martin stands next to Caxias do Sul sign

Caxias do Sul prepares to host the Summer Deaflympics in 2022

2021 Oct 21
In 24 editions, this is the first time that a city located in Latin America will host the event
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Updates of TC Chairperson’s Report on Caxias do Sul

2021 Oct 17
Technical Commission Chairperson Martin Bogard shares updates about the venues in preparation for 24th Summer Deaflympics as reported to him from the Technical Directors. He also has a couple other tidbits on what makes Caxias do Sul an ideal ho
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TC Chairperson’s Report on Caxias do Sul

2021 Oct 15
Martin Bogard, the chairperson of Technical Commission shares his initial impression about Caxias do Sul after being there for two days for site inspection.
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Caxias is visited by the Organizing Committee of the 24th Deaflympics and the Regional Presidents of ICSD in Asia and Europe

2021 Sep 12
On Saturday the 11th of September, SER Caxias was visited by Deaflympics members and Caxias do Sul Organizing Committee.
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Vice Mayor receives international committee representatives

2021 Sep 10
Group visited spaces in the city that will host the Deaflympics, in May 2022
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MOBICAXIAS together with the organizing committee of the Deaf Olympics 2021, receive the visit of the ICSD regional presidents from Asia and Europe

2021 Sep 08
On 8 Sep 2021, the visit of the Regional Presidents of the ICSD and ICSD interim president meet the Caxias do Sul Organizing Committee with MobiCaxias members.

Official and authorised websites for the International Committee of Sports for the Deaf

2021 Aug 24
The official and authorised websites for the International Committee of Sports for the Deaf...

Summer Deaflympics 2021

2021 Aug 12
ICSD continues to take an active role, working alongside the Brazilian authorities and Organizing Committee, to deliver the best possible event with all necessary health and safety measures required.