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

February 12, 2020

2019 Winter Deaflympics: The Daily Moth Segments

February 6, 2020

USADSF acknowledges Paige Thompson’s 6 plus years as a valued member of the Board of Directors.

The USA Deaf Sports Federation truly appreciates Paige Thompson’s 6 plus years of dedicated service to the organization in various roles as a board member and […]
February 6, 2020

The USA Deaf Sports Federation (USADSF) seeking at-large board member to serve on the organization’s Board of Directors.

The USA Deaf Sports Federation (USADSF) has an opening for an at-large board member to serve on the organization’s Board of Directors. Interested individuals should have […]
January 29, 2020

USADSF Mourns the Passing of Richard E. Caswell

Richard Caswell at the 1984 World Games for the Deaf Richard Eugene “Dick” Caswell, 89, passed away peacefully on 24 January 2020. He was born in […]
January 28, 2020

A special THANK YOU message for making the 2019 Winter Deaflympics a success!

January 23, 2020

USADSF Executive Director, Jim Crane, Recaps a Successful 2019 Year!

December 20, 2019

VIDEO: December 19 Updates On US Winter Deaflympic Teams

December 13, 2019

Highlights of Opening Ceremony in Sondrio: 2019 Winter Deaflympics

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