Melbourne 2005

Location:Melbourne, Australia
Opening Date:05 Jan 2005
Closing Date:16 Jan 2005
Nations:30
Athletes:203
     Men:138
     Women:65

Melbourne, Australia, the home of major sports events, such as the 1956 Olympics and the annual Australian Open Tennis Championships, was the host of the 20th Summer Deaflympics in January, 2005.

Beach Volleyball is now recognized as a new summer discipline in the Deaflympic sports competition.

Tamara Foronda of United States received a $5000 Fair Play Award from Widex.