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: Bulgaria Bulgaria11011
Flag: Canada Canada606
Flag: France France101
Flag: Iran Iran808
Flag: Israel Israel404
Flag: Italy Italy303
Flag: New Zealand New Zealand101
Flag: Soviet Union Soviet Union10010
Flag: United States United States12012
Flag: West Germany West Germany101
Flag: Yugoslavia Yugoslavia909