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Representatives from IOC and ICSD meet at the Olympic House

2022 Jul 10
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.
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ICSD Protocols to prevent the spread of infection

2022 Jun 03
ICSD recognises the importance of maintaining the safety and health of athletes, coaches, ICSD staff and local organising committees during the worldwide COVID pandemic.
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New ICSD Athletes Commission is established

2022 May 16
The elections of the ICSD Athlete Commission took place during 24th Summer Deaflympics in Caxias do Sul, Brazil in May 2022.
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Closing Ceremony - ICSD President's speech

2022 May 15
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.
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Opening Ceremony - ICSD President's speech

2022 May 01
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!
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Deaflympics 2021 in Bowling

2022 Apr 12
ICSD is very pleased to announce that the bowling venue for the 24th Deaflympics is not canceled. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia has graciously accepted being the host city. It will take place on 20 - 30 October 2022. The Deaflympics awards ceremony for bowling a
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'Helpful to stop thinking about war': Ukrainian deaf curlers thankful to be in Canada for world championships

2022 Mar 23
The World Deaf Curling Championships (WDCC) are underway in Banff, with a total of 10 teams — five women’s and five men’s — gathered from around the world at the Fenlands Recreation Centre for two weeks of competition, with players hailing from Canada, th
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International Women Day

2022 Mar 08
On behalf of the ICSD Women in Sports Commission, we sincerely wish all of you, athletes, coaches, leaders and sports fans, on this beautiful day, March 8
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Next 49th ICSD Congress

2022 Mar 07
Austria has been confirmed as the host of the 49th ICSD Congress in Vienna, Austria on 09-10 September 2022
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ICSD calls for peace ahead of the 2021 Summer Deaflympics in Brazil

2022 Mar 05
The ICSD is among the latest International Federation to follow the recommendations set out by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in response to the involvement of Russia and Belarus in the invasion
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5th World Deaf Volleyball Championships in 2024

2022 Feb 23
Japan has been confirmed as the host of the 5th World Deaf Volleyball Championships in Tomigusuku city, Okinawa on 21-30 June 2024
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2nd World Deaf Indoor Athletics Championships in 2023

2022 Jan 23
Poland has been confirmed as the host of the 2nd World Deaf Indoor Athletics Championships in Torun, Poland on 22-25 March 2023
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WADA's 2022 Prohibited List now in force

2022 Jan 03
Each year, the WADA updates its List of Prohibited Substances and Methods, the list which designates what substances and methods are prohibited in sport, both in- and out-of-competition. As such, the 2022 version comes into force on 1 January 2022. Athlet
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2022 Season Greetings of the ICSD President

2021 Dec 31
We are very pleased with all the progress made with our ICSD. It has been a hard year for the whole world, but we are continuously striving to enhance ourselves in order to remain at the highest level.
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1st World Deaf T20 Cricket Championship in 2023

2021 Dec 28
India has been confirmed as the host of the 1st World Deaf T20 Cricket Championship in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala on 10-20 January 2023
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Season Greetings of the ICSD Executive Board

2021 Dec 24
Season Greetings of the ICSD Executive Board
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Organizing Committee and SER Caxias sign contract to lease space for Deaflympics

2021 Dec 17
Estadio Centenário will be the stage for the men's and women's football final of the games that will take place from May 1st to 15th, 2022, in Caxias do Sul
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4th World Deaf Table Tennis Championships in 2023

2021 Dec 08
Chinese Taipei has been confirmed as the host of the 4th World Deaf Table Tennis Championships in Taipei, Chinese Taipei on 08-20 July 2023
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1st World Deaf Youth Table Tennis Championships in 2023

2021 Dec 08
Chinese Taipei has been confirmed as the host of the 1st World Deaf Youth Table Tennis Championships in Taipei, Chinese Taipei on 08-20 July 2023
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WADA removes Deaf International Basketball Federation from World Anti-Doping Code Non-compliant List

2021 Dec 08
Following a vote of its Executive Committee in Paris, France, on 24 November 2021, the WADA has removed the DIBF from the list of Signatories that are non-compliant with the latest version of the World Anti-Doping Code that came into effect on 1 January 2
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5th World Deaf Athletics Championships in 2024

2021 Dec 08
Chinese Taipei has been confirmed as the host of the 5th World Deaf Athletics Championships. The Athletics Championships will take place in Taipei, Chinese Taipei on 12-21 July 2024.
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New ICSD President First Message

2021 Nov 30
New ICSD President, Mr. Gustavo PERAZZOLO' First Message
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Caxias du Sol Confirmed as the Host City for 24th Summer Deaflympics

2021 Nov 30
During the second day of ICSD Extraordinary Congress in Lausanne, Switzerland, the Brazil Deaf Sports Federation has made the decision to have Caxias du Sol be the host city for the Summer Deaflympics 2022. The decision was approved by the Congress.
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Members of the ICSD Executive Board approved by Congress

2021 Nov 30
The last item of business before the Extraordinary Congress adjourned was the election of the Executive Board. Gustavo Perazzolo, who had been the Interim President since Kang Chen resigned in September 2020, was chosen to continue his presidential role u
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ICSD Statement on the WADA decision declaring DIBF non-compliant with the Code

2021 Nov 14
The decision of the World Anti-Doping Agency of 7 October 2021 declaring the DIBF non-compliant with the World Anti-Doping Code will have the following consequences imposed on them.