Yllas 1995

Location:Yllas, Finland
Opening Date:13 Mar 1995
Closing Date:19 Mar 1995

The Finnish Athletic Association of the Deaf was proud to host the 13th World Winter Games of the Deaf in the northernmost part of the hemisphere. No other Games have been held further north than this location.

At the Congress, CISS voted unanimously to withdraw from International Paralympics Committee and remain independent with support from IOC.

A new award, "Fair Play" is established. This award is presented to an athlete, nominated by CISS Technical Directors, who demonstrates character excellence as an athlete during the Games. United States' Paul Malaney was the first recipient of this award.

Countries participated:

Flag: Austria Austria729
Flag: Canada Canada24226
Flag: Czech Republic Czech Republic23326
Flag: Estonia Estonia101
Flag: Finland Finland23427
Flag: France France325
Flag: Germany Germany10717
Flag: Great Britain Great Britain213
Flag: Italy Italy7411
Flag: Japan Japan639
Flag: Lithuania Lithuania101
Flag: Norway Norway9312
Flag: Russian Federation Russian Federation29635
Flag: Slovakia Slovakia112
Flag: Slovenia Slovenia123
Flag: Sweden Sweden24428
Flag: Switzerland Switzerland527
Flag: United States United States34236