19th Summer Deaflympics
With the International Olympic Committee's approval for the word change of "World Games for the Deaf" to "Deaflympics" in May 2001, Rome was the first to host the Summer Games using this new identity.
Kristina Dovydaityte of Lithuania received a $3000 Fair Play Award from Widex.Location: Rome Italy (ITA)
Opening Date: 22 Jul 2001
Closing Date: 01 Aug 2001