In March’2015 Russia will host Winter Deaflympics for the first time. Deaflympic games (Deaflympics) – are international sport competitions for people with hearing disorders. Deaflympics have the same status as Olympic and Paralympic games and are held every 4 years.
The XVIII Winter Deaflympics will be held from March’28 till April’05. Athletes from 27 countries will compete in 31 medal events in 5 sport disciplines: snowboard, cross-country skiing, curling, ice hockey, alpine skiing. Competitions will take place on 4 sport venues in Khanty-Mansiysk and in alpine-skiing center in Magnitogorsk. 450 athletes from Austria, Armenia, Hungary, Germany, Denmark, Italy, Kazakhstan, Canada, China, Mongolia, Norway, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, USA, Turkey, Ukraine, Finland, Croatia, Czech Republic, Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia and Japan are going to participate in Deaflympics.
Russian deaf athletes are taking part in international competitions for deaf and hard-of-hearing people since 1957 and are among the leaders of unofficial medal count. On Deaflympics 2015 Russian national team will include 78 athletes from 16 regions: Murmansk, Kaliningrad, Tomsk, Chelyabinsk, Kirov, Novosibirsk, Samara, Tver, Stavropol and Perm regions, Republics of Udmurtia, Bashkortostan, Komi, Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug – Ugra, Moscow and Saint-Petersburg.
Media support of this important event for deaf and hard-of-hearing athletes will help to promote the values of Deaflympic movement, improve tolerate attitude of society towards people with hearing disorders, strengthen the image of Russia as a host of 3 international complex sport events in a row.
Accredited media will get the following: work places on all sport venues of Deaflympics, transfer (airport – hotel – airport, Deaflympic venues), booking hotels in Khanty-Mansiysk and Magnitogorsk, press-conferences and interviews with the participants and officials of Deaflympics, entrance to official Opening and Closing Ceremonies.
Deadline for sending the application form — 01.03.2015
For making procedure of accreditation at the 18th Winter Deaflympics 2015 you should fill in the application form for media accreditation and send it to e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org not later than March’01’2015. A detailed program of Deaflympics can be found on the official web-page www.ugra2015.com.
To make this procedure quick and easy on venue, please, apply your electronic photo (face photo) in JPEG format and send together with the accreditation form to e-mail: email@example.com. You should indicate your name, surname and company in the name of file.
Contact details of press-center of Deaflympics:
Alexander Parkhomenko (Russian)
+7 908 881-40-17
Danis Khusnutdinov (English)
+7 922 410 3368
mob.: +7-951-792-00-40, +7-902-615-94-14
ООО «GLC «Metallurg-Magnitogorsk»
Mob.: +7 908 825-96-60
+7 (3467) 36 12 34
Official hashtag: #Ugra2015