Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Deaflympics Facts

▪ First Deaflympics 1924 with 24 athletes from 9 countries
▪ Founder - deaf Frenchman Eugene Rubens-Alcais
▪ First Named - International Silent Games
▪ Last Time - 2001, including 2,405 competitors from 71 nations
▪ Next Time - The 2009 games will be in Taiwan
▪ Frequency - Held every 4th summer
▪ Requirements - Team members must have at least a 55 decibel loss in their better ear to be eligible
▪ US Requirements - The United States Deaf Olympics Association expects its coaches are competent in ASL
▪ US head coaches must take at least 1 college class in the subject ▪ Rules - At no times is a player allowed to be wearing hearing aids

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