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Utah Travel Headlines Blog

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Salt Lake Will Host Deaflympics Feb 1-10

The 16th Winter Deaflympics will bring some 584 athletes and officials to the Salt Lake City/Park City area. The games will run Feb 1-10.

Salt Lake has previously hosted the 2002 XIX Olympic Winter Games and 8th Paralympic Winter Games. It becomes the first city in the world to host all three IOC sanctioned events.

Here is the latest news release from the games"

16th Winter Deaflympics: 24 countries with 584 athletes & officials

It is with great pleasure to share with members and readers about what will take place during the 16th Winter Deaflympics in Salt Lake City.

According to the final entry forms received on 19 January 2007, a total of 584 athletes and officials from 24 countries have confirmed their participation in the 16th Winter Deaflympics, from the 1st to 10th of February.

The 40th edition of ICSD Congress, to be held on 1-2 February prior to the opening of the Winter Deaflympics, will have the largest number of delegation ever to attend the winter edition with 63 countries expected.

Daily results and highlights can be viewed at http://www.deaflympics.tv/, starting on 1 February.

Let us all enjoy the Games!

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