Deaf Sports Club grateful after suspension is lifted
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.