The Summer Deaflympics in Taipei to be organized from 5 September to 15 September 2009 will be a very important event for the deaf athletes who practice judo. It gives everyone with an opportunity to see a hihg-quality demonstration.
I am very happy to see that the 2009 Summer Deaflympics will have judo in Taipei for the first time in the history of Deaflympics and the number of countries and athletes that has almost doubled compared to the World Deaf Martial Arts Championships in Toulouse, May 2008.
This event will be a good tool for the future, to develop more international judo competitions for the deaf.
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ICSD Technical Director - Judo