Deaf News: Craig Crowley, President of the International Committee of Sports for the Deaf, announces he will seek second term

Posted on July 12, 2013

Craig Crowley will run for a second four-year term as the President of the International Committee of Sports for the Deaf (ICSD).

Speaking at a ceremony in Lausanne, Switzerland, Switzerland, Mr Crowley said he was delighted to be nominated for re-election.

“I’m deeply honoured to stand for a second term as President, especially when the ICSD is going through governance and strategy changes at a critical time in its development,” he said.

“The ICSD has a long and proud history of serving the needs of Deaf sport. I am very much looking forward to be able to continue my public service to that proud history and take it into the new dimension as we begin closer relations with the world of sport.”

UK Deaf Sport has formally endorsed their former Chair to run for a second term at the ICSD executive board elections at the ICSD congress in Sofia, Bulgaria later this month.

Two candidates will challenge incumbent ICSD president Craig Crowley for the ICSD presidency: Joel Barish, a Deaf American who runs the DeafNation online business, and Valery Rukhledev, president of the All Russian Society for the Deaf and the Russian Committee of Deaf Sports.

By Paul Harrison, the Limping Chicken’s News Reporter. Paul is a freelance journalist, currently living and working in London. When not at his desk writing or tweeting, he can be found at a coffee shop or Loftus Road/The Stoop/Celtic Park (delete as applicable) mumbling insults at the referee or sloppy passing. Follow him on Twitter as @paulbharrison

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