Méribel 1979

Location:Méribel, France
Opening Date:21 Jan 1979
Closing Date:27 Jan 1979
Nations:11
Athletes:64
     Men:48
     Women:16

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 Canada213
Flag: France France538
Flag: Italy Italy505
Flag: Japan Japan628
Flag: Norway Norway404
Flag: Poland Poland202
Flag: Switzerland Switzerland639
Flag: United States United States718
Flag: West Germany West Germany538
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