Summer Deaflympics to be held in Caxias do Sul

Summer Deaflympics to be held in Caxias do Sul

Summer Deaflympics to be held in Caxias do Sul
Summer Deaflympics to be held in Caxias do Sul

In Caxias do Sul, the 24th edition of the Summer Deaflympics, the largest multi-sport event in the Rio Grande do Sul’s history, will bring together over 6,000 competitors from almost 100 countries. Several city departments are working together to make the event a success.

In addition to additional contingents that will operate in other areas, the Organizing Committee expects that roughly 1000 volunteers will be deployed for the event. The majority of these volunteers will be from the deaf community, who will be involved in an event focused towards the Deaflympics world in addition to facilitating communication with tourists. For the volunteer, the opportunity to participate in a historic and international level event will be a highlight, as they will be able to observe events with high levels of athletes and infrastructure.

Andre da Silva, the Workforce Coordinator of the 24th Deaflympics and responsible for the volunteers, explains that to register you must be at least 18 years old and meet certain requirements, such as availability of timetables, knowledge of sign languages ​​or languages foreign: “Volunteers can be from any part of Brazil or the world, they just have to fulfill the requirements and want to participate. You will be very well received and you will certainly have the opportunity to experience an unforgettable experience in your life. It’s a global competition and the exchange is huge, millions of people in the world are deaf and sometimes we don’t have the dimension of what it means, it’s something edifying”.

Camila Lima Silva is one of the certified volunteers. She is an intern at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and she volunteered after getting an email from the university encouraging her to do so. “I speak English, and I was ready to help in whatever way possible. I believe that this act of volunteering in this great event will be good for both sides, a moment to exchange experiences, help, and learn”, says Camila.

For the CEO of the Organizing Committee, Richard Ewald, no major sporting event is viable without the support of volunteers. “I have nearly 30 years of experience in sports, and in every event I’ve attended, whether competing or collaborating with the organization, I’ve seen the strength volunteers bring to make the experience better. So, it is essential that people consider participating and collaborating with the Deaflympics”.

About the Deaflympics

The Deaflympics is an international multi-sport event, organized by the International Committee on Sports for the Deaf (ICSD – International Committee of Sports for the Deaf). The first edition, held in Paris in 1924, was also the first sporting event for people with special needs.

The Summer Deaflympics are the oldest multi-sport event after the Olympic Games, taking place every four years. It is projected that 6,500 individuals, including deaf athletes, technical commissions, and teams from more than 90 nations, would attend the 24th Summer edition.

Brazil will become the first Latin American country to host the Summer Deaflympic Games, which will also be the largest multi-sport event ever hosted in Rio Grande do Sul.

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