A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Committee of Sports for the Deaf (ICSD) was signed on 08 March 2016 at the IOC headquarters in Lausanne.
109 countries in ICSD.
Co-operation Agreement between World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) and International Commitee of Sport for the Deaf (ICSD)
104 countries in ICSD.
ICSD in compliance with WADA Signatory Code.
First ever female president elected.
Received official recognition from International Olympic Committee for the new name of our Games - Deaflympics.
Became a member of SportAccord (known as GAISF).
Celebrated 75th Anniversary.
CISS abandons its attempts towards the incorporation of the World Games into the Paralympics. In recognition of the unique communication requirements of deaf athletes, the prohibitive costs of providing interpreters, the inability to accommodate the growing numbers of deaf competitors, and for a number of other reasons, CISS withdraws from the International Paralympics Committee, but retains IOC recognition and support.
Recognition of Regional Confederations.
World Games (in Cologne, Germany), attended for the first time by an IOC President, Mr. Juan Antonio Samaranch. English adopted as sole language of correspondence, although the title, Comité International des Sports des Sourds, was retained in remembrance of the organization's origin.
Doping tests introduced at games.
South Africa joins CISS as first African member.
50th anniversary celebrations in Paris. CISS Museum opened in Rome.
International Silent Games renamed World Silent Games to recognize their world-wide nature.
CISS awarded the Olympic Cup by the International Olympic Committee for its services to sports.
International Silent Games held outside of Europe for the first time, in Washington DC, the United States.
Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay join CISS as first South American members.
International Olympic Committee recognizes CISS as an "International Federation with Olympic Standing".
Australia and New Zealand join CISS as first Oceania members.
First Winter Games (held in Seefeld, Austria)
264 athletes from 13 countries participate and Swedish prince Gustav-Adolf becomes first royal representative to attend Games (held in Stockholm)
Japan joins CISS as first Asian member and the United States joins CISS as first North American member.
CISS statutes adopted, Brussels, Belgium
First International Silent Games, Paris. Deaf sporting leaders from France, Belgium, Great Britain, Holland, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Romania, and Czechoslovakia form CISS.