Melbourne 2005

Location:Melbourne, Australia
Opening Date:05 Jan 2005
Closing Date:16 Jan 2005
Nations:12
Athletes:41
     Men:28
     Women:13

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 Australia202
Flag: Denmark Denmark011
Flag: Finland Finland415
Flag: Hungary Hungary303
Flag: Israel Israel101
Flag: Japan Japan101
Flag: Latvia Latvia134
Flag: Lithuania Lithuania325
Flag: Russian Federation Russian Federation325
Flag: Sweden Sweden303
Flag: Switzerland Switzerland303
Flag: Ukraine Ukraine448
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