After the end of 23rd Summer Deaflympic Games where more than 3 thousand athletes from 97 countries competed, athletes are returning to their countries as teams.

After the end of 23rd Summer Deaflympic Games, athletes have started to bid farewell to Samsun. After the closing ceremony, many teams have checked out from Olympic Village in the early hours of Monday (31 July).

The teams have eaten their last meals in the Olympic Village and said their goodbyes to athletes of other countries, volunteers and other officials.

After the morning hours, the teams left according to their flight schedules one after another. Samsun Çarşamba airport experienced one of its most crowded days in history. Russians, with the highest number of athletes, were also dominant in the airport. Athletes from other countries like Japan, Lithuania, Belarus, Greece and India also bid farewell to Samsun.

The athletes, building up crowds during the entrance to the airport and handing their luggage, left happy impressions until they boarded their planes. They took their last photos personally and in groups as memories, joking with each other and saying farewell, stated they loved the city an all their needs both in terms of the organization and socially were catered to.

All athletes competing in Deaflympics 2017 will have left Samsun on the 4th of August.


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