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: Belgium Belgium325
Flag: Canada Canada426
Flag: Denmark Denmark112
Flag: France France448
Flag: Great Britain Great Britain426
Flag: Hungary Hungary101
Flag: Italy Italy224
Flag: Netherlands Netherlands224
Flag: Spain Spain325
Flag: Switzerland Switzerland224
Flag: United States United States448
Flag: Venezuela Venezuela123
Flag: West Germany West Germany448