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Rukhledev, Kihtir and Baltacı at closing ceremony

Samsun Deaflympics 2017 Has Ended

2017 Jul 31
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

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

Doping and Audiogram Tests at the Deaflympics are historically the highest

2017 Jul 26
Fifteen (15) Doping Control Officers only from the Agency are working at the fields and sporting venues at the same time.
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Samsun - 23rd Summer Deaflympics 2017 is a Success Story

2017 Jul 25
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.
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Opening Ceremony Deaflympics 2017

2017 Jul 18
The 23rd Summer Deaflympics, which brought together 97 different countries from six continents, 3 thousand 148 athletes, and over 5,000 participants, began with an opening ceremony that was magnificent and worthy of its size.
Samsun 2017 - ISCD Workshop in Sheraton Grand Samsun Hotel

The ICSD President Arrived to Samsun

2017 Jul 12
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

2017 Jul 04
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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The 23rd Summer Deaflympics gets closer as the Deaflympics Torch Relay started!

2017 Jul 03
Torch of the 23rd Summer Deaflympics passed through Lausanne on the way to Turkey. The flame was lit in a very special ceremony at Maison du Sport International, where ICSD headquarters are.
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Sam Ramsamy to attend 2017 Deaflympics

2017 Jun 30
Sam Ramsamy To Attend The 2017 Summer Deaflympics in Samsun
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Samsun 2017 Deaflympics Torch Relay gets under way as Deaflympic Flame lit in Lausanne

2017 Jun 29
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!

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

2017 Jun 20
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 Official Name of the Mascot of 2017 Deaflympics

2017 Jun 19
We are thrilled to announce the official name of the Mascot of the Deaflympics 2017. The name of Mascot has been chosen by the votes of more than 100 thousand people on the internet platform.
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Cakir the Olympic Mascot takes the field

2017 Jun 17
The official mascot of 2017 Deaflympics, Cakır, became the center of athletes' attention
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Tthe man overcomes obstacles: Onur Kayihan

2017 Jun 11
Deaf Onur Kayıhan carries out his duty in Samsun as an instructor, although he could not attend Olympic Games as an athlete
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The last event of

2017 Jun 07
The last event of "Olympic Day", which is celebrated worldwide was organized in Samsun, where host 23rd Summer Deaflympics.
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ICSD Executive Board and Turkish Authorities held 5th Progress Report

2017 May 19
Delegation members of the ICSD Executive Board visited the remaining sports venues that were in the final stages of construction. The venues for athletics, shooting, bowling are now fully constructed. These sports venues are now undergoing final work.
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Samsun is learning International Sign

2017 May 14
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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Volunteers are learning Signs

2017 May 10
The volunteers, who deserved to participate in internatonal sign training after interviews of the 23rd Summer Deaflympics that will be held on 18-30 July in Samsun, are learning sign language
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97th Anniversary of April 23 National sovereignty and children's day was calabrated in Samsun enthusiatically

2017 Apr 23
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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The Coordinatorship of Deaflympics is learning Sign language

2017 Apr 13
The Coordinatorship of Deaflympics is learning "Sign Language"
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Media Accreditation for 2017 Summer Deaflympics

2017 Apr 04
Media Accreditation for 2017 Summer Deaflympics in Samsun, Turkey
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Samsun 2017 Inspection

2017 Mar 29
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

2017 Mar 09
ICSD video in International Sign highlights the Chef de Mission Seminar in Samsun, Turkey
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ICSD President makes an opening speech during the Chef de Mission

2017 Feb 23
ICSD President, Dr. Valery Rukhledev, makes an opening speech during the 2nd Chef de Mission in Sheraton Grand Hotel in Samsun, Turkey.