2013 Summer Deaflympics

The 2013 Summer Deaflympics (Bulgarian: 2013 летни дефлимпийски игри), officially known as the 22nd Summer Deaflympics (Bulgarian: 22-ра лятна глуха олимпиада), was an international multi-sport event that took place in Sofia, Bulgaria from July 26 to August 4, 2013.[1] The marathon had been held before in Füssen, Germany on 21 July.[2]
Sofia was hosting the biggest sports event for deaf athletes for a second time. In the past the Bulgarian capital hosted the 1993 Summer Deaflympics, thus becoming only the second city, together with Copenhagen, which has hosted two Summer Deaflympics.[3]

22nd Summer Deaflympics
2013 Summer Deafolympics Initial Logo.jpg
Host citySofia
Country Bulgaria
Nations participating90
Athletes participating2879
Sport(s)17 sports (20 disciplines)
Opening ceremonyJuly 26
Closing ceremonyAugust 4
Officially opened byRosen Plevneliev
Main venueArmeets Arena / Vasil Levski National Stadium
Websitesofia 2013

The 2013 games was to be held in Athens, Greece, but the city decline the hosting rights citing no Organising Committee for the event and economic turmoil in the country.[4]


The sports offered at the 2013 Summer Deaflympics was held in 19 disciplines, including 14 individual sports and 5 team sports:[5]

Individual sportsEdit

Team sportsEdit


Vassil Levski National Stadium

Medal tableEdit

  *   Host nation (Host countries (Bulgaria/Germany))

1  Russia (RUS)675258177
2  Ukraine (UKR)21303788
3  South Korea (KOR)19111242
4  Belarus (BLR)1211427
5  China (CHN)125825
6  United States (USA)981229
7  Turkey (TUR)791733
8  Iran (IRI)742132
9  Kenya (KEN)65516
10  Lithuania (LTU)45413
11  Venezuela (VEN)44513
12  Italy (ITA)43512
13  Chinese Taipei (TPE)312924
14  Germany (GER)*36514
15  Hungary (HUN)3014
16  Japan (JPN)210921
17  France (FRA)26311
18  Poland (POL)2114
19  Cuba (CUB)2002
  Puerto Rico (PUR)2002
21  Bulgaria (BUL)*14611
22  Sweden (SWE)1124
23  Australia (AUS)1113
  Estonia (EST)1113
  Portugal (POR)1113
  Slovakia (SVK)1113
27  Croatia (CRO)1102
28  Macau (MAC)1012
29  India (IND)1001
  Kazakhstan (KAZ)1001
  Norway (NOR)1001
  Switzerland (SUI)1001
33  Great Britain (GBR)0235
34  Czech Republic (CZE)0213
  South Africa (RSA)0213
36  Brazil (BRA)0134
  Mongolia (MGL)0134
38  Argentina (ARG)0112
  Spain (ESP)0112
40  Greece (GRE)0101
41  Austria (AUT)0022
  Indonesia (INA)0022
43  Armenia (ARM)0011
  Cyprus (CYP)0011
  Latvia (LAT)0011
  Mexico (MEX)0011
  Moldova (MDA)0011
  Nigeria (NGR)0011
  Turkmenistan (TKM)0011
Totals (49 nations)203203253659
Source: [8]


  1. ^ "Sofia 2013 – 22nd Summer Deaflympics". International Committee of Sports for the Deaf. Archived from the original on 2013-04-01. Retrieved 6 April 2013.
  2. ^ "Sofia 2013 22nd Deaflympics Marathon Details". CISS. Archived from the original on 2015-07-23. Retrieved 11 April 2013.
  3. ^ "22nd Summer Deaflympics 2013". H3 TV. Archived from the original on 14 July 2013. Retrieved 6 April 2013.
  4. ^ Greek Government officially confirms lack of support for Athens 2013 Deaflympics
  5. ^ "Official Schedule of the 2013 Deaflympics". International Committee of Sports for the Deaf. Retrieved 6 April 2013.
  6. ^ ""Arena Armeec" – Opening and closing ceremony for Sofia 2013 Deaflympics". Sofia 2013 Deaflympics. Archived from the original on 7 May 2013. Retrieved 6 April 2013.
  7. ^ "Договорът за летните олимпийски игри през 2013 бе подписан" (in Bulgarian). Bulgarian National Sports Federation for the Deaf. Archived from the original on 25 August 2013. Retrieved 6 April 2013.
  8. ^ "2013 Summer Deaflympics Medal Tally". Archived from the original on 2013-10-02. Retrieved 2013-10-02.

External linksEdit

Preceded by
Summer Deaflympics
Succeeded by
Samsun (TUR)