Australian Deaf Games wraps up after a week of competition in Newcastle

Simon McCarthy
Updated January 21 2024 - 12:58pm, first published January 20 2024 - 7:33pm
Newcastle and Lake Macquarie hosted the 19th Australian Deaf Games last week. Picture by Australian Deaf Games
Newcastle and Lake Macquarie hosted the 19th Australian Deaf Games last week. Picture by Australian Deaf Games

The Australian Deaf Games concluded the weekend after a week of competition. Newcastle and Lake Macquarie hosted the biennial athletic competition that feeds into the global Deaflympics, the next of which will be hosted in Tokyo in 2025.

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Simon McCarthy

Simon McCarthy

Journalist, Newcastle Herald

Simon McCarthy is a journalist working at the Newcastle Herald in NSW. He writes news and features, and produces video and multimedia, for the Herald and Herald Weekender magazine. He contributes regularly to the Newcastle Herald’s daily Topics column, and is the co-creator and producer of the Toohey’s News podcast. McCarthy has worked as a journalist in regional NSW since 2013. He joined the newsroom of the Newcastle Herald in 2017 from the Northern Daily Leader in Tamworth where he worked from 2015 to 2016.

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