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Address: 528 Trail Avenue Frederick, Maryland 21701
Fax Number: +1 301 620 2990

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Executive Director: Tiffany Granfors
President: Craig A. Crowley
Mission Statement:

To cherish the value the spirit of Deaflympics where Deaf athletes strive to reach the pinnacle of competition by embracing the motto of PER LUDOS AEQUALITAS (Equality through sports) and adhering to the ideals of Olympics.

The objects of the Mission Statement are:
To supervise the organization of successful Summer and Winter Deaflympics.
To promote and contribute to the development of sport opportunities and competitions, from grass-root to elite level, for Deaf athletes.
To support and encourage educational, cultural, research and scientific activities that contribute to the development and promotion of the Deaflympics.
To fully enforce a drug-free sport environment for all Deaf athletes in conjunction with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).
To promote sports for Deaf athletes without discrimination for political, religious, economic, disability, gender or race reasons.

In sum, the mission is to create:
More and better athletes with higher standards for excellence
A significant level of international recognition
An increased and sound budget
An efficient and effective organization

Eligibility Requirements: The Summer and Winter Deaflympics bring together deaf athletes of all (link to) affiliated National Associations. Participants in the Deaflympics must be: Deaf, defined as a hearing loss of at least 55 dB per tone average in the better ear (3-tone frequency average at 500, 1000 and 2000 Hertz, ISO 1969 Standard) and Members of an affiliated National Deaf Sports Federation and citizens of that country.
Area Served: Worldwide
Slogan: PER LUDOS AEQUALITAS (Equality through sports)