The 46th General Assembly of The International Committee of Sports for the Deaf (ICSD) to be held in Samsun before Deaflympics 2017.

The 46th General Assembly  of the International Committee of Sports (ICSD) will be held at Sheraton Hotel in Samsun  between the 16th-18th of July. 212 delegates from 93 countries will participate in the General Assembly. Furthermore, Deaf  International Football Association (DIFA), Deaf International Basketball Federation (DIBF), International Chess Committee of the Deaf (ICCD), and World Deaf Golf Fedaration will be represented in the General Assembly.

A series of meeting  will be held on the first day of the three-day-long general assembly, where the problems of Deaf individuals and sports integration will be discussed. On the second day, the sessions will be held between 09.00-18.00 and afterwards, a ceremony will be conducted. People who have contributed to Deaf sports will be honoured with Medal of Honour and Rubens-Alcais  awards. In addition, the Athlete of the Year award will be rewarded in the same night. On the last day of the General Assembly, 4 sessions will be held and then delegates will meet at the stadium for the opening ceremony on July 18th, 17:00.

The 23rd Summer Deaflympics, where 3105 athletes from 97 countries will participate, will be held between July 18th- 30th.


Turkish Airlines is the official airline of "23rd Summer Deaflympics Samsun 2017" and special discounts are offered on certain booking classes. In order to proceed with the online booking tool for Turkish Conventions please visit the Turkish Conventions website and use the event code “154TKM17” under delegate section.