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Hamilton chosen as host for 2016 New Zealand Deaf Games

New Zealand Deaf Games Hamilton 2016 New Zealand Deaf Games Hamilton 2016. Image credit: New Zealand Deaf Games

Earlier today, Deaf Sports New Zealand announced that Hamilton has been chosen to host the 2016 edition of the New Zealand Deaf Games scheduled to take place in October of next year.



Sports on the program have not yet been announced, but options include athletics, golf, badminton, indoor bowls, table tennis, lawn bowls, squash, ten-pin bowling, eight-ball-pool, darts, basketball, netball, touch football, and indoor netball.  Organizers can propose including new sports on the program if they are played in at least two club zones.  The event is organized as an Inter-Zonal Championships.
The New Zealand Deaf Games have been held regularly since 1969, the first time the event was organized.  Hamilton has hosted the Games twice before, in 1974 and in 1980.

Laura Hale
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Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees. She has a PhD in Communications from the University of Canberra.

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