The Deaf EuroCup partners are: the European Deaf Sports Irganization (EDSO), the Deaf International Basketball Federation (DIBF), the Russian Sports Federation of Sports for the Deaf, the Moscow State Sports Department (Moscomsport), the Moscow Federation of Sports for the Deaf, the Moscow City Organization of the All-Russian Society of the Deaf.
The European Deaf Sports Organization was founded in 1983. Forty countries with 50,000 athletes in 1,000 deaf sports clubs join the EDSO. In addition to European Championships the EDSO holds qualifying matches in football, basketball (women and men) and volleyball (women and men), as only 12 teams can participate in the championship. The qualified teams qualify for the World Championships.
Today the EDSO is responsible for European Championships in 20 different sports. Two members of the EDSO Executive Board manage the championship. The EDSO technical delegates are concerned with technical issues.
The Deaf International Basketball Federation is a world governing body for international deaf basketball together with the ICSD and its confederations. DIBF is an independent association that consists of national organizations involved in deaf basketball.
Basketball is now becoming popular among famous deaf athletes around the world. Several international and national basketball competitions have already been held for several years under the guidance of the International Committee of Sports for the Deaf (ICSD).
The DIBF organizes and manages all deaf international basketball competitions and championships together with the ICSD and its confederations. They also document the history of deaf sport and inform deaf sportsmen about all major international competitions.
The Russian Sports Federation of Sports for the Deaf (OSFSG)
The Russian Sports Federation of Sports for the Deaf was founded on November 27, 1992. It unites athletes with hearing disabilities.
The main objectives of the federation: development and promotion of sports for the deaf, physical rehabilitation of Russian deaf citizens, promotion of a healthy lifestyle among deaf people.
It also organizes and manages high performance sports events (championships, tournaments) and mass sports events (summer and winter spartakiades and others).
The Moscow State Sports Department (Moscomsport)
The Moscow State Sports Department provides services in physical education and sports. It is responsible for the development of mass physical education and high-performance sports. It holds sports events and coordinates international and interregional sports work.
The Moscow Federation of Sports for the Deaf
The Moscow Federation of Sports for the Deaf was founded on April 19, 2012. It is a local organization that is responsible for sports for the deaf in Moscow. It is a member of the All-Russian Public Organization of Disabled People “All-Russian Sports Federation of Sports for the Deaf”.
The federation’s objectives include:
· developing and promoting mass sports among people with hearing impairment
· promoting mass sport among elderly people with hearing disabilities
developing high-performance sport
demonstrating excellent results in competitions
The Moscow City Organization of the All-Russian Society of the Deaf (MGO VOG)
The Moscow City Organization of the All-Russian Society of the Deaf (MGO VOG) was founded as " the Moscow Society of the Deaf-mute" on October 29th (the old Calendar) in 1912 by a group of graduates of the Moscow Arnold-Tretyakov school for the deaf-mute.
8595 people are listed in the MGO VOG. It is the largest public organization of the deaf in Russia which protects the rights and interests of citizens with hearing impairment. It is responsible for their social rehabilitation and integration into the modern society.
The Moscow City Organization of the Deaf actively cooperates with the Moscow Government, the Department of Social Protection of Moscow citizens and other Moscow governmental organizations. It helps to elaborate normative and legislative acts of the Moscow City Duma and the Moscow Government on social protection of people with hearing disabilities. The Moscow Government, the Department of Social Protection of Moscow citizens and other governmental organizations help to raise living standards of deaf Moscow citizens.