2013 Summer Deaflympics

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22nd Summer Deaflympics
2013 Summer Deafolympics Initial Logo.jpg
Host city Sofia  Bulgaria
Nations participating TBA
Athletes participating TBA
Events 116 in 19 sports
Opening ceremony July 26
Closing ceremony August 4
Officially opened by Rosen Plevneliev
Main venue Armeets Arena / Vasil Levski Stadium

The 2013 Summer Deaflympics, officially known as the 22nd Summer Deaflympics, 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 in 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 will host two Summer Deaflympics.[3]

Sports[edit]

The sports offered at the 2013 Summer Deaflympics was held in 19 disciplines, including 14 individual sports and 5 team sports:[4]

Individual sports[edit]

Team sports[edit]

Venues[edit]

Vassil Levski National Stadium
  • Armeets Arena was announced as the venue of the 2013 Summer Deaflympics opening and closing ceremonies in February 2013.[5] It was also announced as venue of volleyball.
  • Carlsberg National Tennis Center
  • Winter Palace of Sports – Table tennis
  • Mega Extreme Sky City Mall – Bowling
  • Riu Resort and Spa Pravets – Football
  • MoI Shooting Range Geo Milev – Shooting
  • Spartak Aquatics Centre – Swimming
  • Sofia Sports Hall – Table tennis
  • Dema Sports Complex – Tennis
  • Hristo Botev Hall – Badminton
  • Zapaden Park – Orienteering
  • Füssen Course – Marathon

Medal table[edit]

Medal Tally[edit]

      Host countries (Bulgaria/Germany)

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Russia (RUS) 67 52 58 177
2  Ukraine (UKR) 21 30 37 88
3  South Korea (KOR) 19 11 12 42
4  Belarus (BLR) 12 11 4 27
5  China (CHN) 12 5 8 25
6  United States (USA) 9 8 12 29
7  Turkey (TUR) 7 9 17 33
8  Iran (IRI) 7 4 21 32
9  Kenya (KEN) 6 5 5 16
10  Lithuania (LTU) 4 5 4 13
11  Venezuela (VEN) 4 4 5 13
12  Italy (ITA) 4 3 5 12
13 Flag of Chinese Taipei for Deaf.png Chinese Taipei (TPE) 3 12 9 24
14  Germany (GER) 3 6 5 14
15  Hungary (HUN) 3 0 1 4
16  Japan (JPN) 2 10 9 21
17  France (FRA) 2 6 3 11
18  Poland (POL) 2 1 1 4
19  Puerto Rico (PUR) 2 0 0 2
 Cuba (CUB) 2 0 0 2
21  Bulgaria (BUL) 1 4 6 11
22  Sweden (SWE) 1 1 2 4
23  Portugal (POR) 1 1 1 3
 Slovakia (SVK) 1 1 1 3
 Australia (AUS) 1 1 1 3
 Estonia (EST) 1 1 1 3
27  Croatia (CRO) 1 1 0 2
28 Macau Macau, China (MAC) 1 0 1 2
29  Norway (NOR) 1 0 0 1
 Kazakhstan (KAZ) 1 0 0 1
 India (IND) 1 0 0 1
  Switzerland (SUI) 1 0 0 1
33  United Kingdom (GBR) 0 2 3 5
34  Czech Republic (CZE) 0 2 1 3
 South Africa (RSA) 0 2 1 3
36  Mongolia (MGL) 0 1 3 4
 Brazil (BRA) 0 1 3 4
38  Argentina (ARG) 0 1 1 2
 Spain (ESP) 0 1 1 2
40  Greece (GRE) 0 1 0 1
41  Indonesia (IDN) 0 0 2 2
 Austria (AUT) 0 0 2 2
43  Armenia (ARM) 0 0 1 1
 Cyprus (CYP) 0 0 1 1
 Nigeria (NGR) 0 0 1 1
 Latvia (LAT) 0 0 1 1
 Moldova (MDA) 0 0 1 1
 Mexico (MEX) 0 0 1 1
 Turkmenistan (TKM) 0 0 1 1
Total: 203 203 253 659

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sofia 2013 – 22nd Summer Deaflympics". International Committee of Sports for the Deaf. Retrieved 6 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "Sofia 2013 22nd Deaflympics Marathon Details". CISS. Retrieved 11 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "22nd Summer Deaflympics 2013". H3 TV. Retrieved 6 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "Official Schedule of the 2013 Deaflympics". International Committee of Sports for the Deaf. Retrieved 6 April 2013. 
  5. ^ ""Arena Armeec" – Opening and closing ceremony for Sofia 2013 Deaflympics". Sofia 2013 Deaflympics. Retrieved 6 April 2013. 
  6. ^ "Договорът за летните олимпийски игри през 2013 бе подписан" (in Bulgarian). Bulgarian National Sports Federation for the Deaf. Retrieved 6 April 2013. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
2009
XXI
Taipei
Summer Deaflympics
XXII
Sofia
Succeeded by
2017
XXIII
Ankara