This is an exciting article regarding what was once called “Deaf Olympics.” I recall in 1997 going to Denmark for the Deaf Olympics. That was an awesome experience!
It was an opportunity to see many young Deaf people competing in sports at world-class levels. This definitely enforce the concept that, “Deaf can do it.” Later, we saw some of those same Deaf people come to participate in the International Olympic Games. It was wonderful to see the openings made for the Deaf to compete among the hearing in the Olympic Games, with several winning gold medals.
The World Deaf Athletic Championships, taking place in Toronto, Canada this year, is a wonderful place for those who are deaf to show their athletic prowess and even be a preparation for competing in the Olympics among hearing.
Having personally been able to attend once in 1997, I would encourage any Deaf who can possibly go to make it a priority,putting it in their schedule for July 14 – 21, 2012! You will not be said you did!