|The members of "Team Deaf Aomori" are enthusiastic to join the first world championships. |
February 15, 2013
The national men curling team, called "Team Deaf Aomori" in Aomori Prefecture at the top of the Japanese mainland, will participate in "the 2nd world Deaf curling championships," which will be held from February 23 in Bern, Switzerland, as Japan's national team.
The members are looking forward to their first world curling championship, aiming at the full victory: "We will communicate carefully during the match and do our best."
The International Committee of the Deaf sponsors the event, and for the men curling match, seven nations including Japan will compete.
Team Deaf Aomori has participated in the league match in Aomori-shi with hearing teams. Head coach of the Deaf team said, "Our team practice only during weekends, so it is critical to take good communications among the players."
The team was due to participate in the Winter Deaflympic Games which was due to be held in Slovakia in February, 2011.
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