Deaf Sports Club grate­ful af­ter sus­pen­sion is lifted

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL -

Head of Kuwait Sports Club for the Deaf Ai­dan Al-Shali yes­ter­day ex­pressed his grat­i­tude to those who con­trib­uted to the lift­ing of Kuwait’s mem­ber­ship sus­pen­sion of the World Fed­er­a­tion of the Deaf (WFD).

Shali said that Kuwait’s par­tic­i­pa­tion in the In­ter­na­tional Com­mit­tee of Sports for the Deaf (ICSD) con­fer­ence comes af­ter lift­ing the sus­pen­sion on Kuwait sanc­tioned by the Asia - Pa­cific Deaf Sports Con­fed­era tion. He en­dorsed the ef­forts ex­erted by Kuwait’s club chair­per­son and mem­bers to lift the sus­pen­sion. The con­fer­ence is tack­ling a num­ber of is­sues con­cern­ing deaf ath­letes across the or­ga­ni­za­tion’s 168 mem­ber states.

The 2017 Sum­mer Deafly­mpics kicked off yes­ter­day in Sam­sun city, north­ern Turkey, with the par­tic­i­pa­tion of 3,000 ath­letes rep­re­sent­ing 97 coun­tries. The first cham­pi­onship for the deaf was launched in Paris, France in 1924. The United States of Amer­ica is the most dec­o­rated coun­try in the event, hav­ing amassed 987 medals, in­clud­ing 350 gold. — KUNA


ANKARA: Mem­bers of the Kuwait Sports Club for the Deaf pose for a group photo.

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