Melbourne 2005

Location:Melbourne, Australia
Opening Date:05 Jan 2005
Closing Date:16 Jan 2005
Nations:17
Athletes:406
     Men:300
     Women:106

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.

Countries participated:

CountryMenWomenTotal
Flag: Australia Australia171633
Flag: Czech Republic Czech Republic22022
Flag: Denmark Denmark01717
Flag: Germany Germany23023
Flag: Ghana Ghana18018
Flag: Great Britain Great Britain201939
Flag: Greece Greece21021
Flag: Iran Iran23023
Flag: Ireland Ireland17017
Flag: Italy Italy23023
Flag: Japan Japan18018
Flag: Netherlands Netherlands19019
Flag: Norway Norway01818
Flag: Russian Federation Russian Federation171633
Flag: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia22022
Flag: Turkey Turkey22022
Flag: United States United States182038
300106406