Ylläs 1995

Location:Ylläs, Finland
Opening Date:13 Mar 1995
Closing Date:19 Mar 1995

The Finnish Athletic Association of the Deaf was proud to host the 13th World Winter Games of the Deaf in the northernmost part of the hemisphere. No other Games have been held further north than this location.

At the Congress, CISS voted unanimously to withdraw from International Paralympics Committee and remain independent with support from IOC.

A new award, "Fair Play" is established. This award is presented to an athlete, nominated by CISS Technical Directors, who demonstrates character excellence as an athlete during the Games. United States' Paul Malaney was the first recipient of this award.

Countries participated:

Flag: Austria Austria729
Flag: Canada Canada527
Flag: Czech Republic Czech Republic134
Flag: Finland Finland112
Flag: France France325
Flag: Germany Germany448
Flag: Great Britain Great Britain213
Flag: Italy Italy606
Flag: Japan Japan639
Flag: Norway Norway505
Flag: Slovakia Slovakia112
Flag: Slovenia Slovenia123
Flag: Sweden Sweden011
Flag: Switzerland Switzerland426
Flag: United States United States527