Browsing All posts tagged under »deaf sport«

Charlie Swinbourne: 5 reasons why swimming is a great sport for deaf people

September 9, 2014


A few minutes ago, we posted the news that the NDCS has received £160,000 funding from Sport England to run a project to include young deaf people in inclusive swimming programmes. Which gives me a great reason to write this article. I love swimming, and recently, I’ve rediscovered it. Swimming was a big part of my […]

UK Sport doubles funding for Winter Olympic and Paralympic athletes to £31 million… while Deaflympic athletes get nothing

July 2, 2014


The news last week that UK Sport are doubling the funding that Winter Olympic and Paralympic athletes get to £31 million has come as a bitter blow to Deaflympic athletes who still receive no funding at all. The governing body doubled the funding ahead of the 2018 games in South Korea following what they say […]

10 clips of footballers using ‘sign language’ – starring Bale, Neymar, Fergie and Joey Barton

June 12, 2014


Forms of what could be deemed ‘sign language’ – or at least visual communication – are wide-spread in world football. With the dazzling mix of nationalities and languages at the World Cup, gesture and sign will be used by players, managers and referees in every match. Here are ten examples of what might be termed FSL (that’s […]

Deaf Sports Personality of the Year organisers accuse government of overlooking Deaf athletes’ achievements

June 4, 2014


Elite deaf athletes do not get the recognition that they deserve according to Richard Weinbaum and Jackie Harrison organisers of the Deaf Sports Personality of the Year awards. Comparing the treatment of Paralympic athletes to Deaflympic athletes on their return from their respective tournaments, the pair believe that Deaf athletes were overlooked because they were […]

Meet: Stuart Harrison, Vice President of UK Deaf Sport and author of Same Spirit Different Team

May 19, 2014


Stuart Harrison is the Vice Chair of UK Deaf Sports and has recently written a book called Same Spirit Different Team about world deaf sports and its involvement with the Paralympic and Olympic movements. Stuart came to Peterborough last week where we met up and he agreed to answer a few questions about him, his […]

Deaf News: Peter Baker becomes first prelingually deaf golf club captain

May 9, 2014


A deaf man has made British history by becoming the first prelingually deaf person to become captain of a mainstream golf club. Peter Baker, who had to give up his running and cricket ambitions, persevered with other sports and his recent appointment is only the latest in a long line of achievements. He has previously […]

Deaf News: Deaflympics star killed in Ukraine

February 26, 2014


It has been reported that a Deaflympics Judo star has been killed in the recent fighting in the Ukraine. has posted a news story which says Dmitry Maximov, who won silver and bronze at the games in Sofia last summer, was killed after being hit by a grenade in fighting on 18th February. Their […]