After numerous remote meetings, representatives of the IOC and the ICSD met at the Olympic House on 5 July 2022 to discuss the current situation around the global deaf sport.
ICSD recognises the importance of maintaining the safety and health of athletes, coaches, ICSD staff and local organising committees during the worldwide COVID pandemic.
The elections of the ICSD Athlete Commission took place during 24th Summer Deaflympics in Caxias do Sul, Brazil in May 2022.
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.
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!