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June 16, 2005

2007 Deaflympics Press Release (June 16, 2005)

From: 2007 Deaflympics - Jun 16, 2005


CONTACT: Edward Ingham, Ph.D, Secretary-General
2007 Deaflympics Organizing Committee
Phone: (866) 327-8877


DeafNation Becomes 2007 Deaflympics Bronze Medal Partner

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (June 16, 2005) — DeafNation, Inc., of Frederick, Maryland, became a Bronze Medal Partner of the 16th Deaflympic Winter Games, scheduled to be held February 1-10, 2007 in Salt Lake City, Utah. DeafNation's Chief Executive Officer Joel Barish and 2007 Deaflympics Organizing Committee Chairperson Dwight Benedict signed an agreement in which DeafNation provides 2007 Deaflympics Organizing Committee with promotional media support through numerous Deaf community events hosted by DeafNation; DeafNation Expos, golf tournaments, art festivals, and the DeafNation website before, during and after the 2007 Deaflympic Winter Games

DeafNation has videotaped 2007 Deaflympic Winter Games' Kick-Off hosted by Utah Governor Jon Huntsman, Jr. last February and the "500 Days to 2007 Deaflympics" press conference hosted by Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson on September 9, 2005. Video clips of these press conferences will be available on the DeafNation website at

Barish stated, "DeafNation has been providing media services to the Deaflympics since 1999, and is honored to be a part of the continued support of such services for the 2007 Deaflympic Winter Games." In addition, Benedict said, "The 2007 Organizing Committee is very proud and thrilled that DeafNation will promote the Games because they are able to reach out to a large number of Deaf people around the world."

Other major sponsors of the 2007 Deaflympic Winter Games are Sorenson Media of Salt Lake City, Utah, Gallaudet University of Washington, DC, and CSD of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. More information on the 2007 Deaflympic Winter Games is available at

The DEAFLYMPICS, the patronage of the International Olympic Committee, is the second oldest multi-sport and cultural festival on earth, with a long and proud history since the inaugural Games were held in Paris, France in 1924. This will be the fourth time the Deaflympics have been staged in the United States. The Deaflympic Summer Games were held in Washington, DC in 1965 and Los Angeles, CA in 1985, and the Winter Games at Lake Placid, NY in 1975. Additional information on the 2007 Deaflympic Winter Games is available via their website

About DeafNation
DeafNation is a major Deaf community news publisher and promoter of cultural and sports events of importance to Deaf communities around the world. The DeafNation website features videotaped news stories in American Sign Language. More information on DeafNation can found at their website,

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