Köln 1981

Location:Köln, Germany
Opening Date:23 Jul 1981
Closing Date:01 Aug 1981

At the Congress, it was the first time that a woman, Mrs. Maria de Bendeguz of Venezuela was elected to the Executive Committee. CISS is the first international sports organization to have a woman elected in a highest committee.

A historical milestone took place here between International Olympic Committee and CISS. IOC President Juan Antonio Samaranch was the first IOC president to attend the World Deaf Games.

Doping tests were introduced at the Games.

Countries participated:

Flag: Austria Austria101
Flag: Belgium Belgium404
Flag: Denmark Denmark101
Flag: Finland Finland101
Flag: France France505
Flag: Italy Italy505
Flag: New Zealand New Zealand101
Flag: Norway Norway101
Flag: Switzerland Switzerland202
Flag: West Germany West Germany505