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: Estonia Estonia101
Flag: Finland Finland437
Flag: Germany Germany639
Flag: Italy Italy145
Flag: Lithuania Lithuania101
Flag: Norway Norway437
Flag: Russian Federation Russian Federation6612
Flag: Sweden Sweden437
Flag: Switzerland Switzerland101
Flag: United States United States404