News & Announcements
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.
Samsun is ready for the Deaflympics!
2017 Jun 26
Video Message from ICSD President Dr. Valery Rukhledev
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.
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.
Cakir the Olympic Mascot takes the field
2017 Jun 17
The official mascot of 2017 Deaflympics, Cakır, became the center of athletes' attention
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
The Coordinatorship of Deaflympics is learning Sign language
2017 Apr 13
The Coordinatorship of Deaflympics is learning "Sign Language"
Media Accreditation for 2017 Summer Deaflympics
2017 Apr 04
Media Accreditation for 2017 Summer Deaflympics in Samsun, Turkey
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.
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
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.
ICSD President's Message Safety Takes Priority
2017 Jan 27
There were a lot of rumors recently about unsafe environment during the 2017 Summer Deaflympics. I would like to share with all of you that Samsun historically has been a non-political, quiet and conservative city.
ICSD President on Turkey Attack on 01 January 2017
2017 Jan 01
ICSD President on Istanbul Nightclub Attack, early Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017
Letter by the Minister of Youth and Sports, Republic of Turkey
2016 Dec 14
Akif Cagatay Kilic, Turkish Minister of Youth and Sports, released a letter with updates on Turkey's preparations for the 23rd Summer Deaflympics and giving strong assurances on security.
ICSD President on Turkey Attack
2016 Dec 14
We stand together today with people of Turkey and we express our deepest sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims and to the Government of Turkey.
Ukrainian Deaf Delegation has visited 2017 Deaflympics Venues
2016 Dec 13
Last November, Ukrainian Deaf Delegation has visited Samsun for inspection on the preparatory work of the 2017 Summer Deaflympics.
ICSD President and Turkish Youth and Sports Minister met in Istanbul on 7 October 2016
2016 Oct 13
ICSD President Dr. Valery Rukhledev and Turkish Youth and Sports Minister Mr. Akif Cagatay Kilic met in Istanbul on 7 October 2016
ICSD Statement about Turkey. The 365-Day Countdown Began!
2016 Jul 21
This military coup in Turkey was deeply shocking. ICSD strongly condemns it as barbaric and cowardly act. This is not only attack on the government of Turkey, on humanity but on all humanitarian and Olympic Values.
The 365-day Countdown to the 2017 Summer Deaflympics will begin on 18 June
2016 Jul 14
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.