To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, for what reasons the Deaflympics is not recognised as an official Olympic sporting event by the Government.
Recognition as an official Olympic partner is a matter for the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The Government does not therefore set such criteria. Decisions on which sports are on the programmes for the Olympic and Paralympic Games are matters for the IOC and International Paralympic Committee (IPC) respectively. The Deaflympics (previously called World Games for the Deaf and International Games for the Deaf) are an International Olympic Committee (IOC) sanctioned event at which deaf athletes compete at an elite level.