Preparations in the Olympic Village of 4,400 capacity were completed in the 23rd Deaflympics, which will be held in Samsun between 18-30 July. At the Olympic Village, where top-level security measures are taken, 30 type of dishes will be prepared for athletes per day as open buffets.

The Olympic Village is ready to host athletes who will compete in the games, with more than 5,000 participants, including 3,105 athletes from 97 countries. The village located in Samsun Ondokuz Mayıs University campus was established in three areas. The Olympic Village will have 986 personnel trained in sign language to communicate with deaf athletes. Every detail was considered in the Olympic Village, which will meet the accommodation and catering needs of 4,400 athletes for their entire stay, in order to create the best experience for athletes and technical teams. Private rooms, resting areas, sports areas and hobby areas are just some of these details prepared for athletes.


The security measures for the athletes who will stay in the Olympic Village throughout Deaflympics 2017 are at the top level. Guests at the Olympic Village will be safe with x-ray devices positioned at the entrance of the block, face-recognition turnouts and a large number of security personnel.


Credit and Dormitories Institution Samsun Regional Director İsmail Hakkı Kasapoğlu said that all the preparations for the athletes who will stay in the Olympic Village have been completed. Kasapoğlu, "Three meals, 30 types of dishes in the open buffet will be presented to our athletes. We took all necessary precautions for the health of our athletes. Food samples taken will be checked daily by our food engineers. Furthermore, calorie requirements for each sport will be controlled by our dieticians" he said.

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