Méribel 1979

Location:Méribel, France
Opening Date:21 Jan 1979
Closing Date:27 Jan 1979
Nations:10
Athletes:49
     Men:32
     Women:17

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: Canada Canada101
Flag: Finland Finland538
Flag: France France404
Flag: Norway Norway437
Flag: Poland Poland303
Flag: Soviet Union Soviet Union5510
Flag: Sweden Sweden448
Flag: Switzerland Switzerland112
Flag: United States United States213
Flag: West Germany West Germany303
321749