A total of 3.104 athletes from 92 different countries registered in Deaflympics 2017 to be held in Samsun on July 18-30. In the largest participation in the history of Summer Deaflympics, when the coaches and administrators are added to the total number of participants increases to 5 thousand 130.

MINISTER ÇAĞATAY KILIÇ: “THE SPORTS WORLD WILL TALK SAMSUN THIS SUMMER``

Youth and Sports Minister Akif Çağatay Kılıç reminding that  23rd Summer Deaflympics which will be held in Samsun between 18-30 July will be the most extensive participated Deaflympics in history and added "Athletes from all over the world will compete in Samsun, our Olympic city. Samsun will host athletes from 92 countries, will show Turkish hospitality to the whole world."

Minister Çağatay Kılıç who refers to the accumulation of Turkey's past of organizing international sports events said: "This huge organization, organized by Turkey with its accumulation and experience, will be an example to the whole world. World sports will talk Samsun this summer."


THE NUMBER OF ATHLETES EXCEEDS SOFIA 2013

A total of 3104 athletes accreditated to compete in the 23rd Summer Deaflympics which will be held in Samsun. When Deaflympics 2013 Sofia which had 2700 participants and Winter Olympics 2014 Sochi which had 2800 participants are considered, the size of Deaflympics in Samsun is getting clearer.

3 thousand 104 athletes, including 2 thousand 91 men, 13 thousand women athletes accredited. In addition to the athletes, when the number of the team's coaches, interpreters, administrators such as officials are calculated, the total number increases to 5 thousand 130.

FROM CUBA TO ZAMBIA, FROM IVORY COAST TO ECUADOR

When looking at the participants of Deaflympics in Samsun, countries from all over the world draw attention.From Cuba to Zambia, from Ivory Coast to Ecuador, from the United States to China and countries from many different cultures and geographies will compete in harmony.


Russia will join Deaflympics 2017 with the largest team. A total of 354 athletes, including 202 male and 152 female from Russian Federation, were registered for the games in Samsun. The total number of Russians is 580.

Ukraine which will compete with a team total of 307 athletes including 133 men and 86 women, will come to Samsun with a large group of 307 people.

294 ATHLETES FROM TURKEY

There will be a total of 294 Turkish athletes which includes 175 male and 119 female in 20 sports will be sweat for to raise the Turkish flag up to the flagpole. The total number Turkey's group is 416.

The karate branch is the one that Turkey will participate with the most crowded team of athletes. A total of 24 athletes in Karate sport will seek medals. Male and female soccer teams both have 22 player squad. In the men's handball and judo sports both team has 18 athletes to compete. Turkey will be represented by 15 athletes in athletics

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