Belgrade 1969

Location:Belgrade, Serbia
Opening Date:09 Aug 1969
Closing Date:16 Aug 1969
Nations:6
Athletes:29
     Men:18
     Women:11

It was in Belgrade that the competition of diving made its final appearance.  It had not been brought back into international deaf competition since then.  It was one of the original sport disciplines to make quadrennial appearances in the Games consecutively since 1924.  

It was also in this Games that the new sports of handball and volleyball made their debut.  The first athletic multi-sport event was introduced as well, the pentathlon.

Most noteworthy was the jump in number of athletic participants of over 500 and breaking the thousand mark.  The record of 1,189 athletes stood for the next two Games before being broken in 1981.

 

Countries participated:

CountryMenWomenTotal
Flag: Bulgaria Bulgaria437
Flag: Finland Finland303
Flag: Italy Italy101
Flag: Soviet Union Soviet Union448
Flag: United States United States202
Flag: Yugoslavia Yugoslavia448
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