The International Committee of Sports for the Deaf (ICSD) is the international governing body of sports for deaf and hard of hearing athletes. It exists to coordinate and supervise the Summer and Winter Deaflympics, and Deaf World Championships. Only deaf people are eligible to serve on the ICSD board and executive bodies. The ICSD is affiliated with 108 national deaf sports federations worldwide.
The ICSD is recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to be of equal standing with the International Paralympic Committee (IPC).
USADSF receives periodical correspondence from the ICSD and we regularly share the information with our National Sports Organizations (NSOs) through email.