XV World Games for the Deaf
It was due to economic reasons, not political, that several Eastern Bloc countries including Russia withdrew at last minute from the 15th World Games for the Deaf.
The Games were hosted by the American Association of the Deaf.
Location: Los Angeles United States (USA)
Opening Date: 10 Jul 1985
Closing Date: 20 Jul 1985
First Time Athletes: 40
Returning Athletes: 0