Melbourne 2005

Location:Melbourne, Australia
Opening Date:05 Jan 2005
Closing Date:16 Jan 2005
Nations:15
Athletes:58
     Men:38
     Women:20

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 Australia549
Flag: Austria Austria303
Flag: Canada Canada202
Flag: China China101
Flag: Germany Germany516
Flag: Great Britain Great Britain448
Flag: Italy Italy246
Flag: Japan Japan224
Flag: Netherlands Netherlands202
Flag: Norway Norway101
Flag: Poland Poland101
Flag: Slovakia Slovakia202
Flag: South Africa South Africa202
Flag: Switzerland Switzerland213
Flag: United States United States448
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