Message from The President of ICSD

Dear young athletes, dear friends!

With the thoughts of the famous brazlian racing driver Ayrton Senna, I would like to motivate you to participate in the first world youth event of the international deaf sports world, the 1st World Deaf Youth Games, together with the professionals who willcoach you.

Thank you to the Brazilian organisers for taking this pioneering step, together with the ICSD leadership, to enable deaf athletes aged between 14-18 to experience the atmosphere of international competitions, while also embracing the rules you need to become excellent athletes.

Sport is one of the keys to a successful adult life. I wish you good luck in your career and welcome to Sao Paulo, the biggest city in Brazil!

“You think you have a limit. As soon as you touch this limit something happens and suddenly you can go a bit further. With your brain power, your determination, instinct and experience you can fly very high.”
Ayrton Senna (1960-1994), F1 World Champion (Brazil)