Banff 1991

Location:Banff, Canada
Opening Date:02 Mar 1991
Closing Date:09 Mar 1991
Nations:16
Athletes:181
     Men:145
     Women:36

The 12th World Winter Games for the Deaf was hosted in Banff, for the first time in Canada's history.

The Canadian Organizing Committee was fortunate to have the world famous Banff Springs Hotel as the official headquarters. It was founded in 1888, a legendary 841 room "castle" in the heart of the world's most scenic Canadian Rockies.

All events took place in Banff/Canmore area, except for Speed Skating which took place in the Calgary Olympic Oval, about 120km east from Banff. Downhill and super-G alpine skiing events took place at Sunshine skiing resort. Giant slalom and slalom were held at Mount Norquay skiing resort. Cross country skiing events were held at the Olympic tracks at Canmore Nordic Center. Ice hockey was played at the Canmore Stadium.

The Canadians demonstrated the sport of Curling.

Ice Hockey has been recognized as a new winter discipline in the Deaflympic sports competition.

Countries participated:

CountryMenWomenTotal
Flag: Austria Austria628
Flag: Canada Canada27330
Flag: Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia112
Flag: Finland Finland404
Flag: France France819
Flag: Germany Germany6410
Flag: Great Britain Great Britain101
Flag: Italy Italy10313
Flag: Japan Japan639
Flag: New Zealand New Zealand011
Flag: Norway Norway8311
Flag: Soviet Union Soviet Union22325
Flag: Sweden Sweden549
Flag: Switzerland Switzerland729
Flag: United States United States33538
Flag: Yugoslavia Yugoslavia112
14536181