Project team formed in Osaka for more recognition of Deaflympics

April 13, 2013

The former athletes from Osaka and Tokyo launched a project team in order to advertise Deaflympics in the whole country.

They have made the rooter's song titled "Dream Stage", which is due to an announcement meeting in Osaka on April 14.

Japan has dispatched the national team to Deaflympics after the U.S. Summer Deaflympics in 1965.

In Taiwan Deaflympics in 2009 in which about 80 nations and the regions participated, Japan won 20 medals including five gold.

But, Deaflympics is little known at home. The investigation conducted by the government in the 2006 fiscal year showed that while the rate of people who answered that they knew the Paralympics was 94%, only about 3% about Deaflympics.

The project team was formed by an office worker Okamoto Kaori (岡本かおり), 37, of Osaka and others in February. She was chosen to the national team for the women's volleyball four times and won three medals at the past Deaflympics.

Eight members of the project team will organize the event which advertises Deaflympics all over the country from now on.


Japanese source:
http://www.yomidr.yomiuri.co.jp/page.jsp?id=76062

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