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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 […]

Andy Palmer: It’s wrong to say deaf people weren’t treated like second class citizens at the 2012 Paralympics

January 28, 2014


The IPC (International Paralympic Committee) have dismissed claims that deaf spectators and athletes were treated as ‘second class’ at the 2012 games in London. Craig Crowley, former President of the ICDS (International committee deaf sports) said in a discussion with me on the BBC World Service that despite the best endeavours of the organisers of the Olympics and Paralympics, deaf athletes and spectators still felt ‘second class’. But an IPC spokesman hit back […]

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: Paralympic Committee clarify reports that deaf sports are in for Tokyo 2020

October 23, 2013


The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) have moved to dismiss reports that deaf sports will be included in the Paralympic Games in Tokyo 2020. On the official IPC website a statement appeared on Friday saying that the IPC Chairman, Sir Philip Craven, had been misquoted as saying that it was an IPC objective for deaf sports […]

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 […]

Charlie Swinbourne: How Deaf filmmaker Ted Evans’s career hit new heights at the Paralympics

December 6, 2012


In August, 80,000 people piled into London’s Olympic stadium for the spectacular opening ceremony for the 2012 Paralympic Games. But for one of them, it was the 10 minutes before the ceremony began that were extra special. Deaf film-maker Ted Evans’ 10-minute film, Look Up, which he co-directed with Bim Ajadi, kicked off the live […]