Meaning: The Deaflympics (previously called World Games for the Deaf, and International Games for the Deaf) that happen once every years in a selected country.

While this sign (above) is a very common use among Deaf signers, Ralph Fernandez (Deaf) showed the sign (below) for Deaflympics in 2017. He is a graphic designer, designing the Deaflympics logo in 2003.

[Video signed by Ralph Fernandez, 2017.]

Related signs: Olympics, SPORTS.

Deaf Culture and tidbits

About the Deaflympics logo

Deaf graphic designer Ralph Fernandez, who designed the Deaflympics logo in 2003, explains the meaning of the logo:

"It ties together strong elements: Sign language, deaf and international cultures, unity and continuity."

"The center of the logo represents the iris of the eye, which defines deaf people as visual people; they must use their eyes to communicate."

"The logo incorporates the four colors of the national flags of the world. The red, blue, yellow and green represent the four regional confederations – the Asia Pacific Deaf Sports Confederation, the European Deaf Sports Organization, the Pan American Deaf Sports Organization and the Confederation of African Deaf Sports." -- Source

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