Köln 1981

Location:Köln, Germany
Opening Date:23 Jul 1981
Closing Date:01 Aug 1981
Nations:5
Athletes:59
     Men:59
     Women:0

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:

CountryMenWomenTotal
Flag: Hungary Hungary11011
Flag: Italy Italy13013
Flag: Netherlands Netherlands11011
Flag: United States United States13013
Flag: West Germany West Germany11011
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