United States of America Deaf Sports Federation, USADSF, was formerly known as American Athletic Union of the Deaf, AAUD, which was established in 1945. Primary focus are to regulate uniform rules of competition for affiliated national sport organizations, facilitate the participation of US teams in international competition, and to promote human rights and equity through sports.

2019 Winter Deaflympics

Our Winter Deaflympics athletes are busy preparing for our upcoming Winter Deaflympics, on December 12 – 21. USADSF is excited to send 6 teams: Chess; Curling; Ice Hockey; Skiing; Snowboarding and Cross Country Skiing to Valtellina Valchiavenna, ITALY. Chess is now officially recognized as the 6th winter sport event during Winter Deaflympics starting this year! We will have a total of 73 participants marching down the Opening Ceremony, representing USA! More information such as FAQ and competitive venues are found here, to learn more…

Together We Win

Funding our athletes and the cost of competition is our greatest barrier to winning Gold. The burden of fundraising has had to be shouldered by our deaf and hard of hearing athletes and coaches, and oftentimes athletes pay out of pocket upwards of $5,000 to compete. Your support would help send our athletes to international competitions, and take training and coaching to the next level.

Recent News

December 20, 2019

VIDEO: December 19 Updates On US Winter Deaflympic Teams

December 13, 2019

Highlights of Opening Ceremony in Sondrio: 2019 Winter Deaflympics

December 13, 2019

Meet the US Deaflympic Curling Team!

December 13, 2019

2019 Winter Deaflympic Competition Venues, Anti Doping and Audiogram Testings

December 11, 2019

A quick update from USA Deaf Sports Federation at the 2019 Winter Deaflympics.

Valtellina Valchiavenna:  The Daily Moth interviews USADSF’s James Crane (Executive Director), Danny Lacey (Board Chair) and Tiffany Williams (Board Member).
December 7, 2019

USADSF and The Daily Moth Partner to Deliver Video Reports from the 2019 Winter Deaflympics

“The Daily Moth” will be sending a team includes The Daily Moth anchor Alex Abenchuchan and three other people to northern Italy next month to cover […]
December 6, 2019

USA Athletes Officially Chosen for 2019 Deaflympics in Valtellina-Valchiavenna, Italy

USA Deaf Sports Federation Team Announced 76 Athletes, Coaches and Staff to Represent USA at 2019 Deaflympics Washington, D.C. (PRESS RELEASE) – The USA Deaf Sports […]
December 3, 2019

Will you become a MEDALIST?

Thank you for considering giving back on #GivingTuesday. Generosity is a universally held value that brings us together. It lets us come closer together and build […]

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