The 20th Summer Deaflympics will be held in Melbourne, Australia from
January 5th to January 16th and Australia will be welcoming an
astounding 3,655 athletes and officials from 78 countries,a new
Deaflympics record. Both Administrator Tiffany Granfors and C.I.S.S
interim President Donalda Ammons have been in Melbourne for the past 3
weeks, preparing tirelessly with a fine and dedicated staff for the
upcoming games. Fif*** sports will be played at Melbourne and
Ballarat. Leading the countries in numbers of participants represented
is the host country, Australia, with 231 athletes and officials.
America is a close second with 228 representatives, followed by Germany
with 187 and Russia with 180 athletes. Daily results of the Deaflympics
can be obtained from www.deaflympics.com, starting January 5th.
DeafNation will feature video clips during the Deaflympic Games.
DeafNation will also feature email alerts.
BTW, the Paralympics do not allow deaf people to participate.