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2016

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Committee of Sports for the Deaf (ICSD) was signed on 08 March 2016 at the IOC headquarters in Lausanne.

2013
109 countries in ICSD.

2013

Co-operation Agreement between World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) and International Commitee of Sport for the Deaf (ICSD)

2009
104 countries in ICSD.

2006
ICSD in compliance with WADA Signatory Code.

2005
First ever female president elected.

2001
Received official recognition from International Olympic Committee for the new name of our Games - Deaflympics.

Became a member of SportAccord (known as GAISF).

1999
Celebrated 75th Anniversary.

1988-1993
CISS abandons its attempts towards the incorporation of the World Games into the Paralympics. In recognition of the unique communication requirements of deaf athletes, the prohibitive costs of providing interpreters, the inability to accommodate the growing numbers of deaf competitors, and for a number of other reasons, CISS withdraws from the International Paralympics Committee, but retains IOC recognition and support.

1985
Recognition of Regional Confederations.

1981
World Games (in Cologne, Germany), attended for the first time by an IOC President, Mr. Juan Antonio Samaranch. English adopted as sole language of correspondence, although the title, Comité International des Sports des Sourds, was retained in remembrance of the organization's origin.

Doping tests introduced at games.

1975
South Africa joins CISS as first African member.

1974
50th anniversary celebrations in Paris. CISS Museum opened in Rome.

1967
International Silent Games renamed World Silent Games to recognize their world-wide nature.

1966
CISS awarded the Olympic Cup by the International Olympic Committee for its services to sports.

1965
International Silent Games held outside of Europe for the first time, in Washington DC, the United States.

1957
Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay join CISS as first South American members.

1955
International Olympic Committee recognizes CISS as an "International Federation with Olympic Standing".

Australia and New Zealand join CISS as first Oceania members.

1949
First Winter Games (held in Seefeld, Austria)

1939
264 athletes from 13 countries participate and Swedish prince Gustav-Adolf becomes first royal representative to attend Games (held in Stockholm)

1935
Japan joins CISS as first Asian member and the United States joins CISS as first North American member.

October, 1926
CISS statutes adopted, Brussels, Belgium

August, 1924
First International Silent Games, Paris. Deaf sporting leaders from France, Belgium, Great Britain, Holland, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Romania, and Czechoslovakia form CISS.

Contact Directory

Address:

International Committee of Sports for the Deaf
Maison du Sport International
Av. de Rhodanie 54, Lausanne, CH-1007
Representative - Xenia Morfopoulos (xm@ciss.org) Tel: + 41 78 733 35 67
Switzerland

Email:
office@ciss.org

Fax:
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