Welcome Message

In this section, you will find the welcome messages. These messages are addressed to all participants and athletes, offering words of encouragement, inspiration, and motivation. They celebrate dedication to sports and emphasize the pursuit of excellence. Welcome messages are a way to unite participants and share the passion for sports in an international context.
Message from The President of ICSD

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)

Message from The President of CBDS

Message from The President of CBDS

Welcome to the World Deaf Youth Games in Brazil!

We are very anxious and with affection we will welcome all the young people, you are the future for all of us.

Sport contributes to life, with an emphasis on health, self-esteem and choosing a positive path in life. The event will provide cultural exchanges and knowledge to participants, we are sure it will be a milestone in the history of all young people.

Sport shows the world that youth does not stop and continues togrow as an example for others.

In Brazil we have more than 5,000 deaf athletes who are examples and bring visibility so that all deaf people feel able to compete in high performance and performance.

This is a time when society will be able to see competitions recognize the value of sport for the deaf and consequently invest more resources in equity for other people with disabilities.