The International Committee of Sports for the Deaf (ICSD) invites cities interested in hosting the 24th edition of Summer Deaflympics and the 20th edition of the Winter Deaflympics.

The International Committee of Sports for the Deaf (ICSD), organization recognized by the IOC in 1955 the global governing body for the organization of Summer and Winter Deaflympics, has announced two bidding processes for the 24th edition of the Summer Deaflympics in 2021 and the 20th edition of the Winter Deaflympics in 2023. 

Potential bid cities are invited to submit their ideas and proposals by July 1, 2019. ICSD has presented an excellent project that is built on Olympic Agenda 2020. ICSD seeks for the cities and countries that can stage Deaflympics in feasible and sustainable way as well as the Games should fit into the long-term development plan of a city, region and country. 

The 23rd Summer Deaflympics were held in Samsun, Turkey in July 18-30, 2017. The games counted about 5,000 athletes and delegates, competing in 21 Summer sports (

Deaflympics` host cities are chosen by the ICSD`s Executive Board, acting on a recommendation of its President. It takes about six (6) months for the bid process to analyze and then decide on a host.

ICSD`s Lausanne headquarters are at the Maison du Sport International.

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Secretary General – Xenia Morfopoulos,, TEL: +41 78 733 35 67

Head of Bidding – Matti Toivonen,; +358 400 633 033