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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 […]

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 […]

Read: BBC Radio’s Sportshour debate on the future of the Deaflympics with Deputy Editor Andy Palmer

January 20, 2014


On Saturday, BBC World Service show Sportshour hosted a debate about the Deaflympics and it’s relationship with the Paralympics – in the week that the venue for the 2015 Winter Deaflympics was confirmed. Craig Crowley, former President of the International Committee of Sports for Deaf and Limping Chicken’s Deputy Editor, Andy Palmer, discussed issues surrounding […]

Deaf News: Tennis Foundation announces Talent ID Day to find future deaf tennis stars

September 2, 2013


The Tennis Foundation is staging a Deaf Tennis Talent ID Day at the National Tennis Centre in Roehampton, south-west London on Sunday 29 September to find tennis stars of the future. Tennis players will be put through a number of drills to show off their skills in front of leading coaches, and budding stars could […]

The Question: Should the Paralympics include deaf sports?

August 22, 2013


We’re one year on from the most successful Paralympic games ever. All the venues were almost completely sold out and new national heroes were created with the likes of David Weir and Jonny Peacock cementing their places in our national memory. The games were to achieve a success on a scale that few had predicted. […]

How to watch the 2013 Deaflympics!

July 26, 2013


The 2013 Deaflympics start today, so here at Limping Chicken we thought we should tell you, our humble readers, how you can follow all the news and action from Sofia! The BSL Zone has a dedicated Deaflympics site, and the site has already been showing one video profile (with subtitles) of a Deaf competitor every […]

Deaf News: Organiser of the failed 2011 Winter Deaflympics sentenced to prison for fraud

July 24, 2013


Just days before the start of the 2013 Summer Deaflympics, a court in Slovakia has found Jaromir Ruda, the organiser of the cancelled 2011 Winter Deaflympics, guilty of fraud for embezzling money that was budgeted to prepare for those games. He will serve a sentence of 13 years in prison.  Ruda was originally found guilty of […]