Taipei to host international sports for athletes who cannot hear

09/9/2009 | Reuters

Olympic training is costly and challenging, but athletes who are deaf face additional obstacles, says an organizer of the Deaflympics, to be held this month in Taipei, Taiwan. Athletes who cannot hear must find coaches who know sign language, and they may need additional training to reach proficiency in team sports. Held separately from the Olympics since 1924, the Deaflympics is expected to draw nearly 4,000 athletes from 104 countries.

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