Major Events for Deaf Athletes
There are major sporting events around the world that cater specifically for deaf athletes.
For Deaf Athletes Only
- Deaflympics — an Olympics type event for deaf athletes, held every four years.
- Winter Deaflympics
- Asia Pacific Deaf Games
- Pan-American Games for the Deaf
- South American Games for the Deaf
- World Games for the Deaf
- Winter World Games for the Deaf
- Central American and Caribbean Deaf Sports Games - first held in 2010
- Mediterranean Deaf Games - first held in 2008
- Deaf world championships
- European Winter Sports Championships of the Deaf
- World Deaf Youth Games - 1st ever event scheduled for 2023
Includes Events for Deaf Athletes
- Paralympic Games — held in conjunction with the Summer Olympic Games.
- Défi sportif — a multi-sport event for disabled athletes held in Montreal, Canada. Involves athletes of the five types of disabilities: auditory, physical, psychiatric, intellectual, and visual as well as athletes of all levels.
- Deaf Basketball — basketball which is played by the hearing imparied. Players use sign language to communicate with each other including the refs.
- Multi-Sport Events for Disabled Athletes
- Other International Multi-Events
- Fitness testing for disabled athletes