The road is clear for the Deaflympics 2017

by Ivano Abbadessa - 2017.07.20
The road is clear for the Deaflympics 2017
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The Deaflympics in Samsun, Turkey have begun. The event, now in its 23rd year will run from July 18 to 30, 2017. Participants include about 5 thousand athletes from 90 nations. These races are not included in the traditional Paralympic Games due to the length of time the event has been running: the Deaflympics started in 1924, many years before the 1960 Games in Rome, when the Paralympics officially began. Even the Federation of Deaf Sports Italy will be present with 13 disciplines, 141 people, including athletes, coaches, managers, doctors, physical therapists and interpreters. Among the events flying the Italian flag there are: swimming, javelin, marathon, karate.

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