Melbourne 2005

Location:Melbourne, Australia
Opening Date:05 Jan 2005
Closing Date:16 Jan 2005
Nations:13
Athletes:236
     Men:136
     Women:100

Melbourne, Australia, the home of major sports events, such as the 1956 Olympics and the annual Australian Open Tennis Championships, was the host of the 20th Summer Deaflympics in January, 2005.

Beach Volleyball is now recognized as a new summer discipline in the Deaflympic sports competition.

Tamara Foronda of United States received a $5000 Fair Play Award from Widex.

Countries participated:

CountryMenWomenTotal
Flag: Australia Australia111122
Flag: China China121224
Flag: Greece Greece121224
Flag: Italy Italy12012
Flag: Japan Japan121022
Flag: Lithuania Lithuania121123
Flag: New Zealand New Zealand111021
Flag: Russian Federation Russian Federation808
Flag: Slovenia Slovenia12012
Flag: Sweden Sweden01212
Flag: Turkey Turkey12012
Flag: Ukraine Ukraine101020
Flag: United States United States121224
136100236