Summer Deaflympics 2021: Caxias do Sul, Brazil
What is USADSF's current status on the Games?
A: We don't have a perfect answer and we have no idea what's ahead of us. In the meantime, we will continue to plan and fundraise. We are monitoring the situation the best we can and we will continue to communicate as transparently as possible with what we know. We may bring a team, or none at all. Only time will tell.
How much will athletes have to fundraise?
A: Fundraising will be very very challenging for the athletes and each NSO. USADSF will release a fundraising timeline with specific deadlines. As of July, 2020, the maximum estimated cost per athlete will be $4,500. The more information we get from the Brazil Organizing Committee (OC), the more accurate information we can provide on the estimated cost per athlete.
I must train. I need details about the schedule for the Games.
A: We are aware. The Medical Commission recognizes the challenges that come with this kind of situation. There is no way we can predict what will happen. It is imperative that all teams use the Return to Play Guidelines that was posted to ensure that everyone trains in the safest way possible.
My NSO needs to conduct tryouts and select athletes. What do we do now?
A: USADSF will provide timelines for NSO's for athlete selections. The NSO and athletes will need to decide if they are ready to compete or not. We will not force NSOs to bring a team to Brazil, not in these unpredictable times.
Side note: Each NSO and their athletes will need to make some honest and serious decisions based on the upcoming timeline on whether it is practical to send a team. Each sport will be different in their decisions. USADSF and the Medical Commission will work with each NSO before any decision is made.
Is Brazil making plans? What is their status?
A: Currently the plan for the Summer Deaflympics is still planned for in Caxias do Sul, Brazil in December 2021. We will continue to monitor the situation. For now, please refer to the Games Organizing Committee's official website for more information.
1. What are the designated sites for the games/competitions and the opening/closing ceremony?
Opening Ceremony: TBA
Closing Ceremony: TBA
2. Where can I find the schedule of the games/competitions?
Go to this link for the competition schedule.
3. What is the travel time between all the sites?
4. How can I arrange hotel stays?
The USA Team will stay at specific hotels according to their sport. Fans are responsible for arranging their own hotel stay. You can use AirBnB. Families and fans are not allowed to stay at the same hotel as athletes.
5. Will there be transportation provided from the airport for fans?
There will be no transportation provided for fans.
6. Do I need to purchase tickets to attend the competition/games?
Information will be provided on the deaflympics2021 website for more information
7. Where can I find information about each sport/venue?
More information is provided on the official website. Their website will be updated on a regular basis.
8. If I have specific questions, who do I contact?
Feel free to contact USADSF at email@example.com