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ICSD
International Committee of Sports for the Deaf
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The International Committee of Sports for the Deaf (ICSD) is the main governing body responsible for the organization of Deaflympics and other World Deaf Championships.

The ICSD is the sole governing body responsible for the global Movement of the Deaf Sports in compliance with the ICSD Constitution and Olympic. The ICSD objective is to
cherish the spirit of Deaflympics where Deaf athletes strive to reach the pinnacle of competition by embracing the motto of PER LUDOS AEQUALITAS (Equality through sports)
and adhering to the ideals of Olympics. The ICSD owns the rights to Deaflympics. At the same time the Organizing Committee as established by the host country in co-operation
with the ICSD, has organizational functions to conduct the Deaflympics.

The main functions of the ICSD are:
  1. To supervise the organization of successful Summer and Winter Deaflympics.
  2. To promote and contribute to the sport development.
  3. To support and encourage educational, cultural, research and scientific activities that contribute to the development and promotion of the Deaflympics.
  4. To fully enforce a drug-free sport environment for all Deaf athletes in conjunction with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and to conduct audiology tests.
  5. To promote sports for Deaf athletes without discrimination on the basis of one’s political, religious, economic, disability, gender or racial attributes.
  6.  To work with the IOC in areas including the following:
  • Compliance with the rules of transparent management of the organization;
  • Adoption of measures to prevent corruption;
  •  Compliance with the Code of Ethics as developed by the IOC;
  •  Organizing the tendering process to hold ICSD Championships and the Deaflympics;
  •  Maintaining relations with the GAISF and SportAccord Convention;
  •  Collaboration and active interaction with various International Sports Federations.
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