Deaflympics International Committee – Adam Kosa.
Many prominent figures have served as ICSD presidents, thirteen in all. The last of them, Adam Kosa, was elected in 2022 and is currently in the ICSD.
The International Committee for the World Deaf Games (Deaflympics) was established in Paris in 1924. The initiative of its creation belongs to the French teacher and public figure Eugene Rubens-Alke, who later became its president. In 1924, thanks to Eugène Rubens-Alquet, who was considered the pioneer of the sports movement for the deaf, the first international games among the deaf took place. Six sports competitions were held (athletics, cycling, shooting, swimming, tennis and, of course, football).
It was in 1924 that a decision was made to revive the World Deaf Games (Deaflympics).
The ICSD is entrusted with the task of organizing them, Deaflympics (summer and winter) are held every 4 years. The ICSD decides on the date and place of their holding, on their program. This organization owns the exclusive rights to the flag, symbol, anthem and motto of the Deaflympics. For the duration of the Games, the ICSD transfers the right to control the technical side of the competition to international sports federations. According to the current regulation, a member of the ICSD is elected for a period of 8 years. He can then be re-elected for the same term. The presidents of the ICSD are elected by its members by secret ballot. Their term of office is also 8 years. Then every 4 years the powers can be renewed.
Many ICSD presidents have taken advantage of this opportunity.