FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

2009 Taipei Summer Deaflympics: New record set- 85 countries with 4262 athletes and officials

Frederick MD, USA - It is with great pleasure to announce that a total of 85 countries with 4262 athletes and officials have confirmed participation in Taipei. The 2009 Summer Deaflympics are scheduled to take place in Taipei from 5th to 15th of September. The ICSD Congress will take place for two days on 3rd and 4th of September at Sheraton Hotel Taipei.

ICSD is pleased to recognize that there will be 1670 new first-time Deaflympics participants, with 1003 returning athletes. Athletes will compete in 177 different events in seventeen (17) sports with 20 disciplines.

Working closely since 2003 with the Taipei Deaflympics Organizing Committee's very fine and dedicated group of staff and volunteers has been a positive experience.  A larger and broader media representation will be evident in Taipei, with over 40 media companies.

Daily competition results can be obtained from www.deaflympics.com, starting on 5 September.

Let's seize every moment to enjoy the Games, from near and far!