The 18th Winter Deaflympics are now history, but their spirit will live on forever in the hearts of millions of people. Re-live the thrilling highlights of the most exciting moments of these Games and watch the performances of the world's greatest deaf and hard of hearing athletes in our highlights video!
The Deaflympics are an International Olympic Committee (IOC)-sanctioned event at which deaf athletes compete at an elite level. The Deaflympics are more than just the world's second oldest multiple sports games after the Olympics. They are also among the world's fastest growing sports events. The games that started as a small gathering of 148 deaf athletes from nine (9) countries competing in the International Silent Games in Paris, France, in 1924, have grown into a global movement.