It was decided that the 2025 Summer Deaflympics, an international sports competition for people with hearing loss held once every four years, would be held in Tokyo. This will be the first time the event is held in Japan.
This was decided at the General Assembly of the International Deaf Sports Committee held in Vienna, Austria on the 10th.
The Japan Federation of the Deaf proposed and raced for the event, using the legacy of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics using competition venues in Tokyo-centric Fukushima and Shizuoka prefectures.
According to the plan, it will be held for 12 days from November 15 to 26, 2025, and around 5,000 to 6,000 athletes from around 80 countries and regions around the world are expected to participate.
This will be the first time the Deaflympics will be held in Japan.
During the summer tournament in Brazil held in May this year, it was confirmed that some members of the Japanese team were infected with the new corona, and although they refused to participate in the middle, they won 30 medals, the highest number ever.
Fujisaburo Ishino, President of the Japan Federation of the Deaf, said: “We are proud to have been chosen as the host city. With a history of nearly 100 years, the first Deaflympics in Japan will be a great opportunity for people with and By promoting unfettered communication and information, it will be another step towards realizing a world in which no one is is left behind.