I International Winter Games for the Deaf
During Congress in Paris 1946, after a 7 year hiatus from World War II, Congress proposed and approved the first Winter Games. Seefeld, Austria became the first country to host the inaugural International Winter Silent Games.
Location: Seefeld Austria (AUT)
Opening Date: 26 Jan 1949
Closing Date: 30 Jan 1949
First Time Athletes: 32
Returning Athletes: 1