Awarded logo for Deaflympics

The logo prepared for Deaflympics that will be held in Samsun became the third in the international HiiiBrand Design Awards. 

Preparations are continuing for the 23rd Summer Deaflympics that will be organized on 18-30 July in Samsun. 

Pheasant, hand, olive branch, tulip motives and Olympic flame and colours are included in the logo that designed for using in Deaflympics by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ali Seylan, who is a member of Ondokuz Mayıs University Fine Arts Faculty.

Minister Kılıç, ‘the logo keeps lots of meanings inside’

Akif Çağatay Kılıç, the Minister of Youth and Sport of Turkish Republic, stated ‘the official logo of 23rd Summer Deaflympics, which was awarded in HiiBrand Design Awards, is also approved by International Committee of sports for the Deaf (ICSD).

Mr. Kılıç, who tells that the logo is so meaningful, said ‘logo was designed for appealing to deaf world. ‘Pheasant’ that is a symbol of our city, ‘hand’ for addressing to international sign, ‘olive branch’ for emphasis of peace and friendship, ‘tulip motives’ for symbolizing Turkey are included in the logo of 23rd Summer Deaflympics Samsun. Olympic Spirit also took part in the logo’. 

The minister, who expresses that the most broad participation organization will be held in Samsun in the history of Deaflympics according to pre-registration application, said ‘we are excited to host thousands of guests in Turkey on 18-30 July. Our preparations have been continuing feverishly for the most broad participation international sport organization of our history. We will show Turkey’s knowledge and ability of holding organizations to the world’.


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