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President to Chair 10th International Olympic Games for the Deaf in 1965

Aug. 30, 1962 - President Kennedy accepted today the honorary chairmanship of the 10th International Olympic Games for the Deaf, which will be held in the U.S. in 1965. A committee representing the American Athletic Association of the Deaf offered the title to Mr. Kennedy at a White House meeting and he promptly accepted. Jerald M. Jordan, chairman of the forthcoming games, gave Mr. Kennedy a copy of the American manual alphabet of the deaf. Twenty-five countries participate in the Olympics, which are held every four years. The facilities of Maryland University will be used for the games in 1965.


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