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Greek Government Confirms Lack of Support for Athens 2013

Athens, GRE – Four years after being awarded the right to host the 2013 Deaflympics, the Greek government has formally confirmed that it will not provide financial support for the games. The International Committee of Sports for the Deaf will now consider alternatives to Greece as a host country. “Today’s decision is deeply disappointing,” said […]

Smart Australian Sing language (Auslan) Launch

Smart Australian Sing language (Auslan) Launch

In a first-ever for Australia, deaf and hard of hearing people are now able to access the Australian Sports Museum and receive the same information as to their mainstream counterparts. The “Smart Auslan” technology was developed by a not-for-profit organization, Australian Communication Exchange (ACE), over an 18-month partnership with the museum. While hundreds of museums […]

Greek Government Confirms Lack of Support for Athens 2013

Greek Government Confirms Lack of Support for Athens 2013

Athens, GRE – Four years after being awarded the right to host the 2013 Deaflympics, the Greek government has formally confirmed that it will not provide financial support for the games. The International Committee of Sports for the Deaf will now consider alternatives to Greece as a host country. In a meeting with representatives of […]

Gavin Balharrie appointed Chief De Mission of Australian Deaf Team for 2012 Asia Pacific Deaf Games Seoul, South Korea

Gavin Balharrie appointed Chief De Mission of Australian Deaf Team for 2012 Asia Pacific Deaf Games Seoul, South Korea

Gavin Balharrie appointed Chief De Mission of Australian Deaf Team for 2012 Asia Pacific Deaf Games Seoul, South Korea It is with great pleasure that Deaf Sports Australia announces that Gavin Balharrie has been appointed as the Chef de Mission of the Australian Deaf Sports Team for the 7th Asia Pacific Deaf Games, to be […]

Possible changes to starting procedures for deaf

Possible changes to starting procedures for deaf

A BREAKTHROUGH legal challenge involving a deaf Queensland junior sprinter could eventually lead to radical changes to starting procedures at Olympic Games level. Deaf track and field athletes currently remain at a significant disadvantage because athletics, unlike swimming, has refused to allow the use of strobe light mechanisms to signify a start. Deaf runners have […]