Samsun will host the largest participated organization of the 93-year-old Deaflympics history. Participants from six continents will come to Samsun for the Games.

There will be participants from six continents in the 23rd Summer Deaflympics hosted by Samsun. Over 3,000 athletes will compete for medals in the Games where a total of 5,131 people, including delegates and guests, will be welcomed.
Deaflympics 2017 Samsun, which offers the opportunity to watch athletes from Africa, Asia, Europe, South America, North America and Oceania, includes 96 different countries. In the Games where Oceania will be represented by 30 participants from Australia, each of the remaining five continents will participate in Deaflympics with at least five countries. Europe, which has athletes from 36 different countries to compete for medals, is in the position of being the continent which contains the most countries in itself.
In Deaflympics Samsun 2017,  there will be a total of 2 thousand 771 participants from Europe including 1543 athletes. The most crowded continent after Europe is Asia with 1295 participants including 30 countries and 751 athletes. Respectively, 415 participants from South America, 410 participants from Africa, 177 participants from North America and 30 participants from Oceania. Russia, which will come with a group of 354 athletes and 580 staff to Samsun, draws attention as the most crowded group among others. Turkey, which is the most crowded country after Russia, will be in the Games with 294 athletes and 416 staff.


Turkish Airlines is the official airline of "23rd Summer Deaflympics Samsun 2017" and special discounts are offered on certain booking classes. In order to proceed with the online booking tool for Turkish Conventions please visit the Turkish Conventions website and use the event code “154TKM17” under delegate section.