Méribel 1979

Location:Méribel, France
Opening Date:21 Jan 1979
Closing Date:27 Jan 1979
Nations:14
Athletes:113
     Men:80
     Women:33

During the Congress held before the 9th World Winter Games, delegates voted to change the organization title, "International Committee of Silent Sports" to "Comite International des Sports des Sourds" (CISS).

Another important decision affecting sports was the establishment of eligibility rules. Competitors must be deaf, defined as a hearing loss of at least 55dB in the better ear.

Countries participated:

CountryMenWomenTotal
Flag: Australia Australia101
Flag: Austria Austria538
Flag: Canada Canada314
Flag: Finland Finland538
Flag: France France9312
Flag: Italy Italy505
Flag: Japan Japan628
Flag: Norway Norway8311
Flag: Poland Poland505
Flag: Soviet Union Soviet Union5510
Flag: Sweden Sweden448
Flag: Switzerland Switzerland7411
Flag: United States United States9211
Flag: West Germany West Germany8311
8033113