Belgrade 1969

Location:Belgrade, Serbia
Opening Date:09 Aug 1969
Closing Date:16 Aug 1969

It was in Belgrade that the competition of diving made its final appearance.  It had not been brought back into international deaf competition since then.  It was one of the original sport disciplines to make quadrennial appearances in the Games consecutively since 1924.  

It was also in this Games that the new sports of handball and volleyball made their debut.  The first athletic multi-sport event was introduced as well, the pentathlon.

Most noteworthy was the jump in number of athletic participants of over 500 and breaking the thousand mark.  The record of 1,189 athletes stood for the next two Games before being broken in 1981.


Countries participated:

Flag: Argentina Argentina35843
Flag: Australia Australia101
Flag: Austria Austria729
Flag: Belgium Belgium29130
Flag: Bulgaria Bulgaria45853
Flag: Canada Canada201535
Flag: Colombia Colombia101
Flag: Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia301848
Flag: Denmark Denmark281947
Flag: East Germany East Germany17623
Flag: Finland Finland25025
Flag: France France10515
Flag: Great Britain Great Britain28836
Flag: Greece Greece28028
Flag: Hungary Hungary29635
Flag: Iran Iran12113
Flag: Israel Israel27027
Flag: Italy Italy9912111
Flag: Japan Japan639
Flag: Mexico Mexico404
Flag: Netherlands Netherlands26632
Flag: New Zealand New Zealand101
Flag: Norway Norway13013
Flag: Poland Poland371047
Flag: Romania Romania50656
Flag: Soviet Union Soviet Union501262
Flag: Sweden Sweden44448
Flag: Switzerland Switzerland606
Flag: Turkiye Turkiye16016
Flag: United States United States8835123
Flag: Venezuela Venezuela303
Flag: West Germany West Germany471259
Flag: Yugoslavia Yugoslavia10228130