Best answer: How many people participate in the Deaflympics?

In 2017, the 23rd Summer Deaflympics in Samsun, Turkey, 2,859 athletes from 86 countries participated. Today, 113 national deaf sports federations are members of International Committee of Sports for the Deaf.

How many contestants participated in the first deaflympic games?

These First Silent Games were held just two weeks after the end of the 1924 Summer Olympics, also in Paris. The Games for the deaf were “modelled on the Olympic Games”.

1924 Summer Deaflympics.

Host city Paris, France
Nations participating 9 countries
Athletes participating 148 athletes
Events 31 (7 disciplines)

What countries have hosted the Deaflympics?


Games Year Host
21 2009 Taipei, Chinese Taipei 1
22 2013 Sofia, Bulgaria
23 2017 Samsun, Turkey

Who runs Deaflympics?

The Deaflympics are distinguished from all other IOC-sanctioned games by the fact that they are organized and run exclusively by members of the community they serve. Only deaf people are eligible to serve on the ICSD board and executive bodies.

What language do they use during the Deaflympics?

Within one year following the Deaflympics, a full and complete printed report must be prepared for ICSD, written in the official language of the country in which the Deaflympics are held. This must contain an authorised translation into English.

How were the Deaflympics created?

Deaflympics: The Beginning

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The games were organized by deaf Frenchman Eugene Rubens-Alcais, who previously founded France’s sports federation for the deaf and mute. There were nine participating countries with 148 athletes who excelled in road cycling, diving, football, shooting, swimming, and tennis.

When & Where will the next Deaflympics begin?

It was decided that the 2021 Summer Deaflympics should take place between the 01 and 15 May 2022 in Caxias do Sul, Brazil.

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