The 23rd Summer Deaflympics commenced today in Samsun, Turkey and there will be deaf athletes from Great Britain and Ireland participating in different sports including Men’s football, Ladies football, golf, swimming, athletics, tennis and much more. The athletes will be looking to bring medals home. Unfortunately for the first time since the 1970s, there will be no athletes from Northern Ireland participating at the Deaflympics. This event will end on 30th July 2017.

There are different ways to follow the Deaflympics via social media:

Twitter: @Deaflympics2017 @DeaflympicsGB @DeafSportsire

Facebook: Deaflympics 2017

Instagram: Deaflympics2017

YouTube: Deaflympics 2017:

Some of the competitions are live streamed on YouTube

You can also download the Deaflympics 2017 app on your mobile phone or tablet. See: