Turkey has won a total of 82 medals from the 10 organizations it has participated in Deaflympics.


Turkey has won a total of 82 medals from the 10 organizations it has participated in Deaflympics.

In Deaflympics which is the most comprehensive sports organization after the Summer Olympic Games Turkey, which has gained a significant place in the world with increasing success year by year, keeps high expectations of medals in the games which will be the 23rd and will be held in Samsun.


First round of 1924 Games was conducted in Paris. Turkey is first time participated to the Games into New Zeland round of the event in 1989. In the first participated year, Turkey had won 2 bronze medals on Athletics. The most successful event for Turkey which were 32 medals brought to the country at 2013 Sofia Games. At the same time Turkey participated that tournament with more than 200 athletes from previous games which organized in Taiwan.

In history of Deaflympics Turkey's success chart contains one of them from winter in total 8 different organizations;

Christchurch 1989

2 bronze (Wrestling)

Sofya 1993

2 silver, 1 bronze (Wrestling)

Kopenhag 1997

1 gold (Football), 4 silver 3 bronze (Wrestling)

Roma 2001

3 gold, 3 bronze (Wrestling)

Melbourne 2005

2 gold (Athletics, Wrestling) , 5 silver (Wrestling), 3 bronze (Wrestling)

Salt Lake 2007 Winter Games

1 Bronze  (Crossroads)

Taipei 2009

4 gold (1 Taekwondo, 3 Wrestling), 6 silver (1 Judo, 1 Athletics, 4 Wrestling), 7 bronze (1 Taekwondo, 6 Wrestling)

Sofya 2013

7 gold (2 Judo, 1 Karate, 3 Taekwondo, 1 Wrestling) , 9 silver (1 Judo, 2 Karate, 3 Taekwondo, 3 Wrestling), 16 bronze (3 Judo, 3 Karate, 4 Taekwondo, 6 Wrestling)

Samsun which will host the 23rd Summer Deaflympics Games; it was also able to influence the ICSD officials.

The first bulkhead line maded Golf Field in the world and also the first field of Black Sea visited by ICSD authorities. They mentioned it will be the first time that Golf will joining to the games in Samsun. Turkey is taking attention on all over the world with raising power on sports and become a prestigious country.

23rd Summer Deaflympics will be held in 21 branches. (Athletics, badminton, basketball, beach volleyball, bowling, cycling road, football, golf, handball, judo, karate, mountain bike, orienteering, shooting, swimming, table tennis, taekwondo, tennis, volleyball, wrestling freestyle, wrestling greco-roman)

Approximately 30,000 people are expected to attend the organization, including guests, media, officials and all participants. Most of the 3, 4 and 5 star hotels in the city have accepted reservations for those dates, and based on those reservations,  100% occupancy rate is provided. There will also be around 1,500 volunteers in the games.

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 https://www4.thy.com/TKC/app/main?language=en and use the event code “154TKM17” under delegate section.