For several weeks now, leaders in the ICSD have been arguing amongst themselves in an attempt to maintain control of the Deaflympic movement. Today Donalda Ammons, Honorary ICSD member and Adam Kosa, member of the European Parliament announced their resignation as advisors to the ICSD. They have shared their decision by video message and their translation is available in full here.
To ICSD community,
Please see attached video statement made by Dr. Donalda AMMONS and Dr. Adam KOSA about ICSD.
Translation/Description of this video:
(DA: Donalda Ammons AK: Adam Kosa)
“DA: Hello everyone! I am Donalda Ammons, retired university professor, former president of the ICSD, now honorary member of the ICSD and member of the Deaf Sport Reform commission.
AK: Hello everyone! I am Adam Kosa, lawyer, former member of the ICSD Legal Committee, member of the European Parliament.
DA: One month ago, we were shocked about president of ICSD, Kang Chen’s resignation, then some unclear announcements made by Dimitry Rebrov CEO, Gustavo Perazzolo VP, and members of the Executive Board – members- national sport federations are very confused until now.
AK: Donalda and I received request from Executive Board to help them as advisers. We agreed and prepared some proposals.
DA: I and Adam accepted their request. I as chief adviser and Adam as legal adviser. Important: we advise ONLY FOR ICSD, not for EB nor CEO/VP.
AK: We made a clear and sustainable strategy for our advisory work, but before starting our effective work…
DA: We requested written pledges from all stakeholders (VP’s, CEO, EB and president of 4 regional confederations) with same text for trustworthy cooperation.
AK: Sadly, after one month we receive only 7 pledges (include ours) – only from ICSD EB member at large and VP youth sports. No pledges from 4 regional confederation presidents,
DA: and, no responses or reflections from Gustavo Perazzolo VP and Dimitry Rebrov CEO. After one month, we decided to step down as advisers for ICSD: we cannot work without trustworthy cooperation. We are very disappointed.
We propose only one way: setting up an extraordinary congress as soon as possible in accordance to present pandemic situation with following agenda: approval of Deaf Sport Reform, approval of financial audits from past 5 years, election of the new Executive Board.
AK: now ICSD has no clear leadership. We call all stakeholders – VPs, member of the EB and CEO – for cooperation to save our deaf world sport movement.
DA: ICSD has a very rich past. We are very trouble about ICSD’s future. Dear Members- National Sport Federations, please cooperate and save ICSD!”
We remain at your disposal,
with best regards,
Dr. Donalda AMMONS and Dr. Adam KOSA