1993 Summer Deaflympics

The 1993 Summer Deaflympics officially known as the 17th Summer Deaflympics is an international multi-sport event that was held from 24 July 1993 to 2 August 1993. The event was hosted by Sofia, Bulgaria.[1]

17th Summer Deaflympics
Host citySofia, Bulgaria
Nations participating52 countries
Athletes participating1679 athletes
Events126 (14 disciplines)
Opening ceremony24 July 1993
Closing ceremony2 August 1993

More than 50 nations participated in the multi-sporting event and this was also the first instance where more than 50 nations competed in a single Deaflympic event. The Summer Games included 12 different sports.

Sofia was selected to host the Deaflympic event for the first time and after 20 years, the city went on to host the Summer Deaflympics competition in 2013. In fact, Sofia became only the second city in the world to have hosted the Summer Deaflympics event twice after Copenhagen.


  1. ^ "Games |1993 Summer Deaflympics". www.deaflympics.com. Retrieved 2017-11-16.
Preceded by
Christchurch, New Zealand
1993 Summer Deaflympics
Sofia, Bulgaria
Succeeded by
Copenhagen, Denmark