Copenhagen 1997 - 18th World Games for the Deaf
Date:13 Jul 1997 - 26 Jul 1997
The Games were hosted by the Danish Deaf Sports Association (DDI), founded in 1922. It was fitting because the DDI also had 75th anniversary celebration of its existence.
The DDI included two new sports competitions as part of the Summer World Games: Bowling and Orienteering.
Sonja Venhauer of Austria received a Fair Play Award from Widex.