How many countries take part 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.

What countries have hosted the Deaflympics?


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

When was the 75th anniversary of the Deaflympics?

CISS celebrated their 75th birthday with a gala on Monday, March 8.

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 was the Deaflympics created?

Deaflympics: The Beginning

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.

What Colour represents deaf?

Dark blue is also the color used by the World Federation of the Deaf.

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Why are the Deaflympics valuable to the deaf?

Deaflympics is important because it is the only sports competition that is based on sign language. In Deaflympics all Deaf people share the same experiences regardless of which part of the world they come from. … The thought behind integration is that Deaf people should be equal to hearing people in the community.

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