International  National

Derek Usman

2016 Sport Award - Coach of the Year - Women' [...]

General Criteria

The Deaflympics Preparation Committee (DPC-CDSA and the CDSA Permanent Committee) give the athletes the opportunity to receive training and to participate in international competitions. In the course of the year preceding the Deaflympics and Pan-American Games for the Deaf, the DPC-CDSA works to select and to train these athletes with national try-outs, in collaboration with national uni-sport organizations, training personnel and selected officials.

The CDSA Pan-American Games for the Deaf Youth's Preparation Committee and the CDSA Board of Directors offer a competition program for the Deaf Youth. Its purpose is to organize the Canadian Games for the Deaf youth, to acquire the best of the athletes who will go to the Pan-American Games for the Deaf Youth.

The Deaflympics, Pan-Am Games and International Games participants need:

  • To be deaf, with an hearing loss of at least 55 dB in the best ear (medium frequency of 3 tones in 500, 1000 and 2000 hertz, ISO 1969 Standard). An ICSD official audiogram is mandatory.
  • To be a Canadian citizen
  • To have a valid passport
  • There is no age limit for the contestants. However, age restriction be applied for certain sports or events, as stated in the Sports International Confederations' regulations.

For more information, check the International Committee of Sports for the Deaf (ICSD) :


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